Dialog and Access kick off Mercantile Sevens in style

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Dialog A and Access ended victorious in the only cup segment games of the Mercantile sevens as the 2018 edition began today (7/20) at the Racecourse International Stadium.

Access – comprising of 10 Sri Lanka seven’s players – breezed past Classic Travels as 2017’s runners up got off to a winning start of 42 to nil, without conceding a point.

Meanwhile, Dialog ‘A’ got the better of a star studded JKH ‘B’ outfit. The John Keells lads were starved of possession, as the much fancied Dialog lads posted 31 points, holding the opposition scoreless.

ACCESS420CLASSIC TRAVEL
JKH “B”031DIALOG “A”

17 Shield segment games, got under way at 1pm as Dialog ‘B’ dispatched Aitken Spence 38-05 earlier on in the day.

Ceylon Tobacco, PABC and Fairfirst Insurance were easy winners in the first few Shield segment games, while Softlogic were pushed by the Ceylon Tea Brokers, however, Softlogic managed to get over the line by 2-points in a closely fought battle.

Fairfirst Insurance, however, were penalized for fielding two club players in the Shield segment, in which only one is eligible as the Insurance group were disqualified from the tournament in unfortunate fashion.

AITKEN SPENCE538DIALOG “B”
CEYLON TOBACCO410STAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
STANDARD CHARTERED1033PABC
MAS “B”543FAIRFIRST INSURANCE
CEYLON TEA BROKERS2224SOFT LOGIC
NATIONS TRUST BANK295LANKA MINERALS & CHEMICALS
CEYLON KNIT TREND340HSBC “B”
COMMERCIAL CREDIT500GLAXO SMITHKLINE
AITKEN SPENCE1735GEORGE STEUART
DIALOG “B”410STAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
STANDARD CHARTERED1921VIRTUSA
PABC543FAIRFIRST INSURANCE
CEYLON TEA BROKERS1210NDB
SOFTLOGIC1914LANKA MINERAL & CHEMICALS
CEYLON TOBACCO1219GEORGE STEUART
MAS “B”240VIRTUSA
NATIONS TRUST330NDB

Meanwhile, CDB got the better out of Brandix, winning 33-14, while, Allianz Insurance surprisingly got the better out of JKH ‘C’ 12-07, in the only two Bowl segment games to be played on the first day.

BRANDIX1433CDB
ALLIANZ INSURANCE127JKH “C”

Day two of the Mercantile sevens will begin tomorrow (7/21) from 8.40 am onwards and will go on till 9pm as 31 games are scheduled to take place.

Day 2 Schedule

MATCHSEGMENTTEAMSCORETEAM
1SHIELDAITKEN SPENCESTAFFORD MOTOR COMPANY
2SHIELDDIALOG “B”CEYLON TOBACCO
3SHIELDPABCMAS ‘B’
4SHIELDCEYLON TEA BROKERSLANKA MINERALS & CHEMICALS
5SHIELDSOFT LOGICNATION TRUST BANK
6SHIELDCEYLON KNIT TRENDGLAXO SMITHKLINE
7SHIELDHSBC ‘B’COMMERCIAL CREDIT
8BOWLBRANDIXJKH “C”
9BOWLCDBALLIANZ INSURANCE
10SHIELDDIALOG ‘B’GEORGE STEUART
11SHIELDPABCVIRTUSA
12SHIELDSOFTLOGICNDB
13BOWLMERCANTILE INVESTMENTSSAMPATH BANK
14CUPMAS ‘’A’NATION LANKA
15CUPACCESSJKH ‘B’
16CUPCLASSIC TRAVELDIALOG ‘’A”
17SHIELDAITKEN SPENCECEYLON TOBACCO
18SHIELDSTANDARD CHARTEREDMAS ‘B’
19SHIELDCEYLON TEA BROKERSNATIONS TRUST BANK
20BOWLBRANDIXALLIANZ INSURANCE
21BOWLCDBJKH “C”
22BOWLSAMPATH BANKHSBC ‘’A”
23CUPNATION LANKAJKH “A”
24SHIELDSTAFFORD MOTORS CO.GEORGE STEUART
25SHIELDLANKA MINERALS & CHEMICALSNDB
26SHIELDCEYLON KNIT TRENDCOMMERCIAL CREDIT
27SHIELDHSBC ‘B’GLAXO SMITHKLINE
28CUPACCESSDIALOG ‘A’
29CUPCLASSIC TRAVELJKH “B”
30BOWLMERCANTILE INVESTMENTSHSBC “A”
31CUPMAS “A”JKH “A”