Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League – Tier A Tournament were worked off around the island today (11).
Negombo vs Saracens
Shehan Jayasuriya and Lasith Croospulle hit half centuries but Saracens SC took control of their encounter against Negombo CC.
Negombo CC ended the day on 215/9 with skipper Angelo Jayasinghe unbeaten on 30*.
Left arm orthodox bowler Chamikara Edirisinghe was the chief destroyer picking up 3/50, while Hareen Weerasinghe and Saliya Saman picked up two wickets apiece.
Negombo Cricket Club 215/9 (64) Shehan Jayasuriya 62, Lasith Croospulle 56, Angelo Jayasinghe 30*, Ashen Silva 26, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/50, Hareen Weerasingha 2/29, Saliya Saman 2/30
Saracens Sports Club
CCC vs Badureliya
CCC ended day one on 307/7 against Badureliya SC with Wanindu Hasaranga top scoring with 82 runs.
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Madawa Warnapura also hit a half century as CCC headed towards a formidable score with Malindu Maduranga unbeaten on 20*.
Sachith Pathirana picked up three wickets for Badureliya SC while right arm seamer Buddika Sanjeewa picked up 2/68.
Colombo Cricket Club 307/7 (84) Wanindu Hasaranga 82, Madawa Warnapura 59, Lasith Abeyratne 49, Ron Chandraguptha 36, Minod Bhanuka 27, Malindu Maduranga 20*, Sachith Pathirana 3/120, Buddika Sanjeewa 2/68
Badureliya Cricket Club
Army vs Ragama CC
Army SC made steady progress at a low run rate to end the day on 204/4 in 83.3 overs.
The only successful bowler for Ragama CC was skipper Amila Aponso who captured two wickets, before Army’s man-in-form Dushan Vimukthi made an unbeaten 57*.
Army Cricket Club 204/4 (83.3) Dushan Vimukthi 57*, Lakshitha Madushan 42, Lakshan Edirisinghe 38, Sanjika Ridma 31*, Amila Aponso 2/51
Ragama Cricket Club
Moors vs Tamil Union
Moors made a bold start to the day, before going on to make 324/9 at close.
Ramesh Mendis’ unbeaten 75* was the highlight of the Moors’ innings while the experienced Chamara Silva chipped in with 43.
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Jeevan Mendis continued to pick up key wickets this season, as he pulled things back to end with 5/119. Left arm spinner Damitha Silva also chipped in with 3/59.
Moors Sports Club 324/9 (94) Ramesh Mendis 75*, Chamara Silva 43, Charitha Kumarasinghe 36, Nimanda Madushanka 35, Ayana Siriwadhana 31, Pabasara Waduge 24, Irosh Samarasooriya 24, Jeevan Mendis 5/119, Damitha Silva 3/59
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club
Colts vs BRC
Neighbors BRC hosted Colts Cricket Club in a vital encounter before both teams ended the day on even terms.
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Promising middle order batsman Priyamal Perera’s good form continued with another century, as he guided his team to a respectable 272/9. Known to perform well under pressure, he guided the middle and lower order to remain unbeaten on 110* at close of day one.
It was BRC’s experienced head TM Sampath who kept pegging away with regular breakthroughs, as he ended with top figures of 6/56 on his home turf.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club 272/9 (93) Priyamal Perera 110*, Nishan Madushka 46, Hashan Dumindu 42, Tillakaratne Sampath 6/56, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/90
Burgher Recreation Club
NCC vs SLPA CC
Sri Lanka Ports Authority took control of their encounter against NCC – who were missing many players due to national duty – thanks to an impressive effort in the field.
Only Malinga Amarasinghe put up some resistance with a fighting half century in NCC’s 218, as the rest of the batting struggled against a disciplined Ports Authority attack.
Sri Lanka cap Chaminda Bandara captured 3 crucial scalps while he got good support from the spinners who shared six wickets among them.
Nondescripts Cricket Club 218 (59.1) Malinga Amarasinghe 54, Samitha Ranga 42, Chaturanga de Silva 39, Hasitha Boyagoda 34, Saranga Rajaguru 27, Chaminda Bandara 3/55, Anuk de Alwis 2/11, Imesh Udayanga 2/52, Chanaka Komasaru 2/59,
Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 84/1 (31) Primosh Perera 43*, Ramesh Nimantha 23*