Five matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League began around the island today(14).
CCC vs Negombo CC
A solid batting effort by the CCC batsmen put them on top in their encounter against Negombo CC.
Left handed batsman Minod Bhanuka top scored with a superb 88, while Lahiru Madushanka and Ashan Priyanjan too chipped in with half centuries.
Seamer Roshen Fernando toiled hard for the boys from Negombo as he captured 3/46 on a hot and humid day.
Colombo Cricket Club – 317/6 (82) Minod Bhanuka 88, Lahiru Madushanka 55*, Ashan Priyanjan 53, Ron Chandraguptha 45, Roshen Fernando 3/46
Negombo Cricket Club
NCC vs Chilaw Marians
Half centuries from Pathum Nissanka and Lahiru Udara put NCC on top in their encounter against Chilaw Marians.
Chathuranga de Silva also chipped in with 48 as NCC racked up 321/9 on the opening day.
For Chilaw Marians, Sagar Parrish bowled best picking up 4/76 while he got good support from HRC Dilshan who captured 3/86.
Nondescripts Cricket Club – 321/9 (85.4) Pathum Nissanka 77, Lahiru Udrara 66, Chaturanga de Silva 48, Sagar Paresh 4/76,HRC Dilshan 3/86
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club –
Army vs Tamil Union
Army SC put up a strong batting display as the Tamil Union bowlers were taken on a leather hunt on the opening day.
Sanjika Ridma, Ashan Randika, Dushan Vimukthi and Dilshan de Soyza all scored half centuries as Army made 299/8 when stumps were drawn.
Sachitra Serasinghe, Lahiru Milantha and Sadeesh Pathirage captures two wickets apiece for Tamil Union.
Army Cricket Club – 299/8 (89.4) Sanjika Ridma 64, Ashan Randika 53, Dushan Vimukthi 50, Dilshan de Soyza 51, Lakshitha Madusha 36, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/54, Lahiru Milantha 2/21, Sadeesh Pathiranage 2/51
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club
Colts vs SSC
Centuries from Sangeeth Cooray and Hashan Dumindu were the highlight of the opening days play in the match between Colts and SSC.
Colts Cricket Club batting first made 273/6 with both Cooray and Dumindu making identical scores of 119.
While the discarded Sri Lanka spinner Sachitra Senanayake captured 4/66, the ambidextrous Tharindu Ratnayake picked up 2/84.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club – 273/6 (88) Sangeeth Cooray 119, Hashan Dumindu 119, Sachithra Senanayaka 4/66, Tharindu Rathnayaka 2/84
Sinhalese Sports Club
Moors SC vs Ragama CC
Charitha Kumarasinghe’s splendid century put Moors on top in their encounter against Ragama CC.
Kumarasinghe made 103 runs in very quick time while Irosh Samarasooriya hit his second half century of the tournament.
Sri Lanka cap Amila Aponso toiled hard to capture 3 wickets while Ali Khan, Ishan Jayaratne and Kalhara Senaratne picked up two wickets apiece.
Moors Sports Club – 337 (84.2) Charitha Kumarasinghe 103, Irosh Samarasooriya 60, Adeesha Thilanchana 40, Shiran Fernando 40, Amila Aponso 3/117, Ishan jayarathne 2/54, Mohamad Ali 2/73, Kalhara Senarathne 2/49
Ragama Cricket Club – 4/0 (4)