Asitha Fernando and Sachithra Senanayake star on opening day

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The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major Limited Overs Tournament got underway around the island, with 11 matches being worked off today.

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Colombo Cricket Club vs Kalutara Town Club

Madawa Warnapura (67), Dilshan Munaweera (66), Wanindu Hasaranga (4/64) and Malinda Pushpakumara (3/44) helped Colombo Cricket Club, the premier league champions to begin their limited over campaign on a winning note today at CCC grounds.

Brief scores

Colombo Cricket Club – 234 (49.3) Madhawa Warnapura 67, Dilshan Munaweera 66, Lasith Abeyratne 33, Ron Chandraguptha 23, Lahiru Madushanka 20*, Eranga Rathnayake 4/27, Pasindu Madushan 3/49, Matheesha Perera 2/37

Kalutara Town Club – 226/9 (50) Eranga Rathnayake 73, Nipuna Gamage 49, Matheesha Perera 32, Vishal Amugoda 25, Wanindu Hasaranga 4/64, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/44

Result – Colombo Cricket Club won by 8 runs


Galle Cricket Club vs Nondescripts Cricket Club

Right arm speedster Asitha Fernando ripped through the batting lineup of the Galle Cricket Club picking up a 5-wicket haul and helped Nondescripts Cricket Club to register a comprehensive 9-wicket victory in their Group B fixture which was worked off today at NCC grounds.

Brief scores

Galle Cricket Club – 82 (25.2) Akalanka Ganegama 23, Asitha Fernando 5/32, Dilesh Gunaratne 2/14, Sachinda Colombage 2/24  

Nondescripts Cricket Club – 86/1 (17.4) Hasitha Boyagoda 42*, Pathum Nissanka 33*

Result – Nondescripts Cricket Club won by 9 wickets


Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club vs Sinhalese Sports Club

Off spinner Sachithra Senanayake starred with the ball picking up 4 wickets for just 9 runs as Sinhalese Sports Club recorded a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club in their Group A fixture which was worked off today at Ordinance grounds.

Brief scores

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club – 78 (34.5) Sachithra Senanayaka 4/09, Dammika Prasad 2/12    

Sinhalese Sports Club – 79/2 (11.3) Kaushal Silva 39*

Result – Sinhalese Sports Club won by 8 wickets

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Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club vs Panadura Sports Club

The all-round efforts of former Cambrian Sanoj Dharshika went in vain as Bloomfield Cricket Club was defeated at the hands of Panadura Sports Club today at Bloomfield grounds in Colombo.

Brief scores

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club – 270/7 (50) Sanoj Darshika 57, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 50, Asantha Singappuli 46, Kasun Abeyrathne 37, Asel Sigera 27, Navin Kavikara 2/39, Vinodh Perera 2/43

Panadura Sports Club – 275/7 (47.5) Ajith Kumara 58, Mishen Silva 35, Thimira Jayasinghe 33, Tharusha Fernando 33, Vishva Chathuranga 30, Shahzad Ali 25, Sanoj Darshika 3/42, Aravinda Premaratne 2/22, Asantha Singappuli 2/41

Result – Panadura Sports Club won by 3 wickets              


Colombo Colts Cricket Club vs Badureliya Cricket Club

Colombo Colts Cricket Club was handed a shocking defeat by Badureliya Cricket Club today at Colts Cricket grounds. National cap all-rounder Sachith Pathirana played a pivotal role in his side’s victory shinning with both bat and ball.

Brief scores

Colombo Colts Cricket Club – 220 (47.3) Vishadh Randika 65, Sadeera Samarawickrama 51, Sachith Pathirana 5/37, Buddhika Sanjeewa 3/43

Badureliya Cricket Club – 224/7 (43) Kosala Kulasekara 74*, Sachith Pathirana 37, Pramud Hettiwatte 27*, Nadeera Nawela 20, Jehan Daniel 3/43, Nipun Ransika 2/22

Result – Badureliya Cricket Club won by 3 wickets            

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Ragama Cricket Club vs Negombo Cricket Club

Ragama Cricket Club defeated Negombo Cricket Club by 194 runs in their Group D fixture which was worked off today at Thurstan College grounds. Ragama batsman Dineth Thimodya’s magnificent century with the bat was the key highlight of the encounter.

Brief scores

Ragama Cricket Club – 332/3 (50) Dineth Thimodya 127, Roshen Silva 63*, Sameera de Zoysa 63, Janith Liyanage 51*

Negombo Cricket Club – 138 (35.2) Sahan Arachchige 63*, Prasansana Jayamanne 24, Nishan Peiris 2/20, Amila Aponso 2/22, Roshen Silva 2/35

Result – Ragama Cricket Club won by 194 runs


Saracens Sports Club vs Lankan Cricket Club

Saracens Sports Club which was crowned runners up in the premier league began the limited over campaign on a winning note, defeating Lankan Cricket Club by 25 runs today at Maggona. National cap Milinda Siriwardana and all-rounder Andy Solomons were instrumental in guiding their side to the victory.

Brief scores

Saracens Sports Club – 181 (47) Milinda Siriwardana 59, Andy Solomons 20, Chanaka Devinda 4/26, Dulanjana Mendis 3/26

Lankan Cricket Club – 156 (48.2) Shifran Muthaliph 39, S Kankanange 32, Ayantha de Silva 23, Andy Solomons 3/24, Chamikara Edirisinghe 2/29, Sachithra Perera 2/33

Result – Saracens Sports Club won by 25 runs


Moors Sports Club vs Navy Sports Club

The Group A fixture between Moors Sports Club and Navy Sports Club witnessed a thrilling finish with the former managing to register a 12-run close victory today at Welisara grounds. The encounter was dominated by the batsmen from both sides as six players stoked half centuries.

Brief scores

Moors Sports Club – 319/7 (50) Ayana Siriwadhana 84*, Chamara Silva 63, Nimanda Madushanka 33, Adeesha Thilanchana 27, Irosh Samarasooriya 23, Charitha Kumarasinghe 21 

Navy Sports Club – 307/9 (50) Dushan Hemantha 87, Tharushan Iddamalgoda 61, Dilan Chandima 53, Salitha Fernando 50, Adeesha Thilanchana 2/38, Tharindu Kaushal 2/45, Ramesh Mendis 2/47

Result – Moors Sports Club won by 12 runs

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Police Sports Club vs Burgher Recreation Club

Deshan Dias who starred with the bat scoring a half-ton and Mohamed Shiraz who shone with the ball claiming a 5-wicket haul guided Burgher Recreation Club to a 3-wicket victory over Police Sports Club in their Group B fixture which was worked off today at BRC grounds.

Brief scores

Police Sports Club – 188 (44) Gitansh Khera 42, Sanath Ranjan 33, Ajantha Mendis 28, Mohamed Shiraz 5/40  

Burgher Recreation Club – 189/7 (36.1) Deshan Dias 74, Rumesh Buddika 34, Hashen Ramanayake 30*, Manjula Jayawardene 3/30, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 2/35

Result – Burgher Recreation Club won by 3 wickets


Army Sports Club vs Air Force Sports Club

The all-round efforts of national cap Asela Gunarathne helped Army Sports Club register a 33-run victory over Air Force Sports Club in their Group D fixture which was worked off today at Panagoda.

Brief scores

Army Sports Club – 310/9 (50) Dushan Vimukthi 79, Seekkuge Prasanna 62, Asela Gunaratne 59, Sanjika Ridma 40*, Sampath Perera 3/50, Umega Chaturanga 3/64   

Air Force Sports Club – 277 (48) Suminda Lakshan 45, Roscoe Thattil 44, Ravindu Sembukuttige 35, Asela Gunarathne 3/38, Sanjika Ridma 2/15, Dushan Vimukthi 2/40

Result –Army Sports Club won by 33 runs


Kandy Customs Sports Club vs Chilaw Marians Cricket Club

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club registered a comprehensive 8-wicket victory over Kandy Customs Sports Club today at Katunayake. Nimesh Vimukthi who picked up 3 wickets for 12 runs was the pick of the bowlers for the Chilaw boys.

Brief scores

Kandy Customs Sports Club – 76 (33.5) Sumeda Dissanayake 30, Nimesh Vimukthi 3/12, Thikshila de Silva 2/14, Dilshan Sanjeewa 2/15, Chathura Randunu 2/19

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 79/2 (9.2) Yashodha Lanka 42, Sumeda Dissanayake 2/14  

Result – Chilaw Marians Cricket Club won by 8 wickets