Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major T20 Tournament were worked off around the island this morning (18).
Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club Vs Galle Cricket Club
The Tamil Union batsmen’s collective effort in the first innings proved to be too much for Galle CC at the CCC grounds as the former recorded a 61 run win to keep their winning streak untouched.
Galle could only muster a modest 145 in 20 overs despite captain Harsha Vithana’s 58 after left handed batsman Lahiru Milantha and veteran all-rounder Jeewan Mendis smashed brisk half centuries to take Tamil UCAC to a mammoth 206.
Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club – 206/4 (20) Jeevan Mendis 51, Lahiru Milantha 54, Ramith Rambukwella 34, Dinuk Wickramanayaka 29, Isuru Udana 24, Kevin Kothigoda 3/25
Galle Cricket Club – 145/6 (20) Harsha Vithana 58*, Ashan Madushanka 33, Sameen Kandanearachchi 20, Damitha Silva 3/35
Tamil Union won by 61 runs.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC Vs Army Cricket Club
A low scoring match at BRC grounds concluded today with Army CC taking honours.
The Janith Sliva led Army CC bowling attack destroyed SL ports Authority as they were wrapped up for 99. Army captain Seekkuge Prasanna then went berserk in the chase to finish the game within 13 overs with a knock of 41.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC – 99 (19.3) Imesh Udayanga 26, Yohan Chanuka 26, Janith Silva 3/19, Janaka Sampath 2/20, Dushan Vimukthi 2/22
Army Cricket Club – 103/5 (12.5) Seekkuge Prasanna 41, Poorna de Silva 2/30, Hashan Vimarshana 2/31
Army won by 5 wickets.
Six matches of the SLC Major T20 Tournament 2019 concluded today…
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Vs Colombo Colts Cricket Club
A high-scoring thriller of a game took place at the Bloomfield grounds as one run turned out be the difference between the two clubs. Skipper Harsha Cooray’s blistering knock helped Chilaw get to 184. Mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya again had impressive figures of 3/27.
Colts openers Avishka Fernando and Sadeera Samarawickrama replied with a perfect start as they cruised to 70 runs in 6 overs, but half centurian Fernando’s dismissal slowed Colts’ chase.
In the final over, Colts needed 9 runs but fell one run short when Akila Dananjaya got run out in the last ball, trying to complete the second run.
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 184 (19.4) Harsha Cooray 63, Thikshila de Silva 38, Dasun Senevirathna 28, Akila Dananjaya 3/27, Dilruwan Perera 2/19, Nisala Tharaka 2/36
Colombo Colts Cricket Club – 183/8 (20) Avishka Fernando 52, Sadeera Samarawickrama 45, Dhananjaya Lakshan 22, Dilruwan Perera 20, Nimesh Perera 2/18, Chathura Randunu 2/42
Chilaw won by 1 run.
Nondescripts Cricket Club Vs Sinhalese Sports Club
NCC were found wanting at the hands of SSC at Katunayake as the combination of Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Sachithra Senanayake and Shammu Ashan handed NCC a 7-wicket loss.
Shammu Ashan’s unbeaten 44 made sure the match ended within 35 overs.
Nondescripts Cricket Club – 130/6 (20) Mahela Udawatta 43, Chaturanga de Silva 24, Hasitha Boyagoda 20, Thisara Perera 2/25
Sinhalese Sports Club – 131/3 (15) Shammu Ashan 44*, Sachithra Senanayake 38, Dasun Shanaka 28*
SSC won by 7 wickets.
Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Major T20 were worked…
Panadura Sports Club Vs Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
Punjab export Imranullah Aslam put a show at Moors SC ground today with his 7 sixes included knock of 77 to take Panadura SC to 188 at the end of their full quota of overs.
Bloomfield batters were never in the game as left-arm spinner Tharindu Maduranga ended up with 4 wickets for 15 to bundle them out for 125.
Panadura Sports Club – 188/8 (20) Imranullah Aslam 77, Agith Kumara 39, Charana Nanayakkara 31, chamod Pumal 2/31, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 2/40
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club -125 (16.2) Asantha Singappul 26, Sanoj Darshika 22, Kasun Abeyrathne 20, Tharindu Maduranga 4/15, Vinodh Perera 2/19
Panadura won by 63 runs.
Baduraliya Cricket Club Vs Burgher Recreation Club
In-form Bhanuka Rajapaksha’s all-round performance guided BRC to a comfortable 4 wicket win at Army ISC grounds, Kaluthara.
He restricted Baduraliya CC inside 20 overs by picking up 3 top order wickets to derail the Baduraliya innings. Then his 41 ball 71 with 4 massive sixes made sure BRC chased the 137-target inside 17 overs.
Last week, Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored the fastest first class double…
Baduraliya Cricket Club 137 (19.2) Denuwan Rajakaruna 46, Pramud Hettiwatte 36, Bhanuka Rajapaksha 3/34, Duvindu Thilakaratne 2/15, Chameera Dissanayaka 2/24, Tillakaratne Sampath 2/26
Burgher Recreation Club – 141/6 (17) Bhanuka Rajapaksha 71, Lasith Lakshan 30, Nuwan Thushara 3/34
BRC won by 4 wickets.