LB Finance and Fairfirst winners of the MCA Open Sixes 2018

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Tier 'A' winning Captain, Angelo Perera - LB Finance (4th from right) receiving the CDB Trophy from Director CCO of CDB, Sasendra Munasinghe (3rd from left)

The LB Finance ‘A’ team  led by Angelo Perera and Fairfirst Insurance led by Lakshan Perera, lifted the ‘CDB’ Trophy, as they emerged winners of the ‘MCA Open Sixes’ Cricket Tournament 2018. The finals of the tier ‘A’ & tier ‘B’ segments, was played at the MCA Grounds on Sunday (09th September).

The tournament saw the participation of 69 teams; 21 teams in tier ‘A’ (turf), and 48 teams in tier ‘B’ (matting). The matches were played from the 07th to the 9th of September. LB Finance ‘A’ team beat Commercial Credit in the tier ‘A’ final, while Fairfirst Insurance beat Allianz Insurance in the tier ‘B’ final.

Tier ‘B’ (Played at MCA & St. Joseph’s college grounds) 

Quarter-finals

  • Fairfirst Insurance 90/0 (5) beat Sri Lankan Airlines 71/2 (5)
  • HNB Grameen Finance 69/2 (5) lost to A. Baur & Co. 70/3 (4.3)
  • MAS Silueta 52/6 (4.1) beat Maliban Biscuits “A” 49/3 (5)
  • Allianz Insurance 78/2 (5) beat Maliban Biscuits “B” 56/2 (5)

Semi-finals

  • Fairfirst Insurance 88/1 (5) beat A Baur & Co. 60/5 (5)
  • Allianz Insurance 64/3 (5) beat MAS Silueta 57/3 (5)

Final

Allianz Insurance 71/4 (5) Ranga Dias 34*, Sameera Fernando 15, Isuru Sampath1/8, Asel Sigera 1/13

Fairfirst Insurance 73/2 (4.1) Lakshan Perera 34*, Dulip Silva 15, Isuru Sampath 15*, M.I. Abdeen 1/14, Dulaj Mellawarachchi 1/19 

Result: Fairfirst Insurance won

Special Awards

  • Best Bowler: Sampath Perera (Fairfirst Insurance)
  • Best Batsman: Lakshan Perera (Fairfirst Insurance)
  • Most sixes: Sameera Fernando (Allianz Insurance) 12
  • Man of the final: Lakshan Perera (Fairfirst Insurance)
  • Man of the tournament: Sameera Fernando (Allianz Insurance)
1 Tier ‘B’ winning Captain, Lakshan Perera – Fairfirst Insurance (4th from right) receiving the CDB Trophy from the Director CCO of CDB, Mr. Sasindra Munasinghe.

Tier ‘A’ (Played at Colts & MCA grounds)

Quarter-finals

  • Teejay Lanka 65/4 (5) lost to MAS Unichela ‘B’ 67/0 (2.4)
  • LB Finance ‘A’ 83/4 (5) beat Dimo ‘Nexon’ 49/2 (5)
  • Dimo ‘Storm’ 68/4 (5) lost to Hayleys 69/4 (5)
  • Commercial Credit 78/2 (5) beat MAS Unichela ‘A’ 59/6 (5)

Semi-finals

  • LB Finance ‘A” 90/4 (5) beat MAS Unichela ‘B’ 82/2 (5)
  • Commercial Credit 94/2 (5) beat Hayleys 60/5 (5)

Final

Commercial Credit 78/2 (5) Sandun Weerakkody 28, Wanindu de Silva 25*, Ashan Priyanjan 16, Shiran Fernando 1/7, Sahan Arachchige 1/16

LB Finance ‘A’79/4 in (4.4) Sadeera Samarawickrama 26*, Sahan Arachchige 15, Isuru Udana 15, Lahiru Madusanka 1/10, Wanindu de Silva 1/10, Dilshan Munaweera 1/23

Result: LB Finance ‘A’ won

Special Awards

  • Best Bowler: Wanindu de Silva (Commercial Credit)
  • Best Batsman: Sandun Weerakkody (Commercial Credit)
  • Most Sixes: Isuru Udana (LB Finance) 12
  • Man of the final: Sahan Arachchige (LB Finance)
  • Man of the tournament: Isuru Udana (LB Finance)