Here’s a round up of the matches which concluded today in the SLC Premier League Plate championship.
Ragama CC v Negombo CC
It was a tame draw at Katunayake between these two side as Ragama CC batted through the last day. Play resumed with Ragama CC 127 for 2 in their first innings. Dineth Thimodya who was unbeaten on 41 went on to make 72 at a very slow pace while his overnight partner was dismissed for 51 early in the day. However, they were struggling to get going and the wickets were tumbling before Supeshala Jayathilaka and Sanjaya Chathuranga got together for the 6th wicket. The pair added 104 runs before Supeshala was dismissed for 90. Chathuranga managed to push on reaching triple figures and held one end up until stumps.
Early on, Negombo CC was asked to bat first and they posted a mammoth 474 with big centuries from Lasith Croospulle and Prasanna Jayamanne.
Negombo Cricket Club 474/9 d (130.2)
Lasith Croospulle 157, Prasansana Jayamanne 122*, Ashen Silva 46, Dilan Jayalath 44, Angelo Jayasinghe 36, Sahan Arachchige 31, Amila Aponso 2/103, Sanjaya Chaturanga 4/38, Amila Aponso 2/103
Ragama Cricket Club 397/8 (138)
Dineth Thimodya 72, Saminda Fernando 51, Supeshala Jayathilaka 90, Sanjaya Chaturanga 112*, Roshen Fernando 4/69, Upul Indrasiri 3/105
Badureliya CC v SL Ports Authority CC
Alankara Asanka’s 6-for helped Badureliya take major honours against SL Ports Authority CC at Colts grounds today. Last day began with SLPP 233 for 5 in their first innings. Unbeaten centurion Adeesha Nanayakkara was the first to fall early on, and it was up to the tail to save their team. Only two players put their hands up and got them closer. It was Imesh Udayanga and Anuk De Alwis who added a valuable 65 for the 8th wicket. Their efforts were all in vain as SLPP finally succumbed to the pressure and was bowled out for 348 runs. Alankara Asanka was the pick of the bowlers taking four out of the five wickets which fell on the 3rd day, including the wicket of centurion Nanayakkara.
Photo Album : Ragama CC Vs Negombo CC | Major Plate Tournament 2018/19
With a lead of 125 runs, Badureliya came out to bat for their 2nd innings. Apart from skipper Asanka, all the batters got starts but failed to push. Once again it was the centurion from the first innings Salinda Ushan who top scored with 91, missing out on twin centuries in the match.
Badureliya Cricket Club 473/9 d (119)
Denuwan Rajakaruna 117, Kosala Kulasekara 108*, Salinda Ushan 103, Tatenda Taibu 45, Sachith Pathirana 23, Imesh Udayanga 5/125, Chanaka Komasaru 2/175 & 284/7 (51) Salinda Ushan 91, Lahiru Samarakoon 51*, Denuwan Rajakaruna 41, Chanaka Komasaru 3/81, Chaminda Bandara 2/77
Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 348 (95.3)
Adeesha Nanayakkara 101, Imesh Udayanga 66, Gihan Rupasinghe 41, Yohan de Silva 33, Anuk de Alwis 31, Gayan Maneeshan 30, Alankara Asanka 6/83, Buddika Sanjeewa 2/90
Moors SC v Burgher Recreation Club
BRC took major honours in a drawn encounter against Moors SC at Bloomfield grounds today. Play resumed with Moors 4 for 1 on board in their second innings. 1st drop bat, Irosh Samarasooriya and Pabasara Waduge consolidated for Moors and almost got them over the first innings deficit. Waduge made 51 while Irosh went on to make a patient 87. For the fifth wicket, Ramesh Mendis and Chamara Silva added another 64 runs to get them out of danger. Ramesh remained unbeaten on 68 when Moors declared their innings at 288 for 8.
With a target of 180 to get in 11 overs, BRC came onto bat for their second innings. They gave the lower order batsmen a chance to bat knowing a result was not possible, until the match ended.
Moors Sports Club 321 (75.5)
Chamara Silva 81, Pabasara Waduge 68, Anuk Fernando 53, Lahiru Attanayake 45, Charitha Kumarasinghe 21, Duvindu Tillakaratne 3/41, Tillakaratne Sampath 3/93, Mohamed Shiraz 2/85 & 288/8 (80) Irosh Samarasooriya 87, Ramesh Mendis 68*, Pabasara Waduge 51, Chamara Silva 52, Duindu Thilakarathne 3/119, Mohamed Shiraz 3/63
Burgher Recreation Club 430 (93.4)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 108, Savin Gunasekara 93, Duvindu Thilakarathne 53, Rumesh Buddika 37, Vikum Sanjaya 37, Deshan Dias 31, Tharindu Kaushal 6/127, Ramesh Mendis 3/85 & 61/4 (11) Rumesh Buddika 25, Ramesh Mendis 2/21