Centuries for Dushan, Samith and Supun


Here’s the round up of the matches which took place today in the SLC Tier B Premier Tournament.

Kurunegala YCC vs Lankan CC

Kurunegala YCC dominated Day 2 of their encounter against Lankans at Panagoda. They resumed play at 17 for no loss in their first innings. Few good cameos from the top order and a valuable half century from Dhanushka Dharmasiri saw they finishing Day 1 with just a 3 run deficit against them. They were 245 for 6 with Ruwantha Ekanayake unbeaten on 26.

Lankan Cricket Club 248 (83.1) Chanaka Ruwansiri 81, Sasheen Fernando 55, Dinushka Malan 32, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 32, Keshan Wijerathne 2/28, Shivakumar Tiron 2/44, Ruwantha Ekanayake 2/51, Thusith de Soysa 2/62

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 245/6 (95) Dhanushka Dharmasiri 52, Malith Cooray 40, Ruwantha Ekanayake 26*, Hashan Prabath 25, Navin Kavikara 3/57

Airforce SC vs Police SC

A brilliant century from Samith Dushantha guided Police SC into a healthy first innings lead against Air Force at Katunayake. The cops were in a spot of bother at stumps after losing 4 wickets for 76 runs. But Nilesh Vimukthi and Samith Dushantha steadied the ship for their side to guide them to 302 runs for their first innings.

With a deficit of 68 runs against them, Airforce came on to bat for their second innings. At stumps they were 40 for the loss of 2 wickets.

Air Force Sports Club 234 (59.1) Raju Gayashan 58, Lakshan Fernando 51, Shohan Ranjika 36, Roscoe Thattil 33, Nilesh Vimukthi 5/85, Chamod Piumal 2/55  & 40/2 (12)

Police Sports Club 302 (98.5) Samith Dushantha 121, Nilesh Vimukthi 61, Tharindu Dilshan 38, Kamal Pushpakumara 28, Shohan Ranjika 5/46, Roscoe Thattil 2/14, Buddhika Sandaruwan 2/81

Panadura SC vs Navy SC

Unbeaten Stand between Supun Leelarathne and Dushan Hemanth saw Navy SC take the upper hand on the 2nd Day of their match against Panadura SC at Panadura. Both Supun and Dushan were scored unbeaten half centuries which guided his team 270 for 4 at stumps, trailing only by 105 runs.

Panadura Sports Club 375 (92.1) Kavish Naveed 192, Madawa Sukuranga 73, Sashrika Pussegolla 31, Chathuranga Dikkubura 3/45, Ishan Abeysekara 3/96, Sudara Dakshina 3/108

Navy Sports Club 270/4 (90) Supun Leelaratne 115*, Dushan Hemantha 108*, Chathuranga Dikkubura 24, Mohammad Rameez 3/41

Negombo CC vs Kalutara TC

7 wicket haul from Umega Chathuranga earned Negombo CC a slender first innings lead in their match against Kalutara TC at Kadirana. Kalutara started their innings early morning and apart from Suresh Niroshan who scored 89, rest of the batters failed to contribute. They were bowled out for just 193 runs. Umega was the pick of the bowlers with 7 for 79 runs. In reply at stumps, Negombo CC were 62 for 3 in their second innings  and their lead up-to 90 runs.

Negombo Cricket Club 221 (92.2) Praveen Fernando 87, Prasanshana Jayamanna 54, Ravindra Karunarathna 24, Matheesha Perera 5/47, Eranga Rathnayake 2/12  & 62/3 (27) Praveen Fernando 32, Dilasri Lokubandara 22, Matheesha Perera 3/23

Kalutara Town Club 193 (65.2) Suresh Niroshan 89, Geeth Perera 30, Nilushan Nonis 22, Eranga Rathnayake 20, Umega Chaturanga 7/79, Sehan Weerasinghe 3/57