Seven matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Emerging League Tournament 2018 were conducted today in several venues.
Ragama Cricket Club vs U19 Red
Off spinner Ashain Daniel starred with the ball for U19 Red as they took on Ragama Cricket Club today at Moors grounds. After winning the toss, Ragama batsmen posted 182 runs all-out for their first innings. In reply, U19 Red batsmen also struggled with the bat as they finished day one on 121 for 6.
Ragama Cricket Club – 182 (51.4) Dineth Hewathanthri 77, Nishan Peiris 33, Ali Khan 24*, Ashain Daniel 5/52, Ashan Dilhara 2/37, Dilum Sudeera 2/39
U19 Red – 121/6 (41) Muditha Lakshan 26, Pavan Rathnayake 23, Sahan Nanayakkara 2/27, Yushan Malith 2/36
Kalutara Town Club vs Bloomfield Cricket Club
Bloomfield Cricket Club dominated the first day’s play in their encounter against Kalutara Town Club which commenced today at Bloomfield Cricket grounds. Andrew Ferys starred with the ball picking up 4 wickets while Sachin Jayawardena stoked a valuable knock of 90 runs for the hosts.
Kalutara Town Club – 99 (35.2) Ravindu Kodithuwakku 28, Andrew Ferys 4/19, Imran Khan 3/18, Tharindu Karunaratne 3/28
Bloomfield Cricket Club – 162/6 (52) Sachin Jayawardena 90, Kasun Abeynayake 27, Eranga Rathnayake 2/33, Matheesha Perera 2/46
Tamil Union Cricket Club vs Air Force Sports Club
The splendid century scored by left handed batsman Kamindu Mendis was the highlight of the match between Tamil Union Cricket Club and Air Force Sports Club which commenced today at P Sara Oval grounds in Colombo.
Tamil Union Cricket Club – 249 (78.5) Kamindu Mendis 107, Damitha Silva 32, Tharanga Paranavithana 32, Lahiru Milantha 24, Ravindu Sanjana 4/67, Roscoe Thattil 2/16
Air Force Sports Club – 20/1 (9)
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club vs Moors Sports Club
The encounter between Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club and Moors Sports Club commenced today at Welagedara Stadium in Kurunegala. The hosts managed to post 197 runs all-out for their first innings. In reply, the visitors were 133 runs for 3 wickets at stumps on day one.
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club – 197 (56.3) Dulaj Ranathunga 50, Sameera Sandamal 27, Janishka Dharmasiri 21, Raththara Vithana 4/29, Chanuka Dilshan 2/39
Moors Sports Club – 133/3 (33) Adeesha Thilanchana 45, Irosh Samarasooriya 41
U19 Blue vs Burgher Recreation Club
Burgher Recreation Club finished day one strong against U19 Blue today at BRC grounds. Off spinner Maduka Liyanapathiranage took 5 scalps for 52 runs helping the visitors to restrict the inexperienced U19 Blue side for a modest score of 201 runs.
U19 Blue – 201 (58) Umayanga Kavindu 47, Ravindu Rasantha 47, Sandun Mendis 34, Avishka Perera 22, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 5/52, Duvinda Thilakarathne 2/41, Mohomed Shiraz 2/54
Burgher Recreation Club – 171/4 (32) Deshan Dias 75*, Nimantha Gunasiri 35, Lasith Lakshan 29, Lakshan Gamage 2/19
Badureliya Cricket Club vs Galle Cricket Club
Sachith Pathirana (102) and Nadeera Nawala (88) starred with the bat for Badureliya Cricket Club as they posted 332 runs for 8 wickets against Galle Cricket Club at Maggona. In reply, the Southern lads were stuttering on 42 runs for 4 wickets at close of play.
Badureliya Cricket Club – 332/8d (71.5) Sachith Pathirana 102, Nadeera Nawala 88, Lahiru Samarakoon 37, Salinda Ushan 31, Pathum Madushanka 23, Rajitha Priyan 2/48
Galle Cricket Club – 42/4 (16) Shiran Rathnayake 2/06, Nuwan Thushara 2/10
Lankan Cricket Club vs Colts Cricket Club
The encounter between Colts Cricket Club and Lankan Cricket Club commenced today at Colts Cricket grounds in Colombo. After winning the toss, visiting skipper opted to bat first and put on 245 runs on the board. Sanjula Abeywickrama (74) and Shifran Mothalis (53) were the top scorers for the visitors. Harsha Rajapaksha was the star with the ball as he grabbed 5 wickets for 17 runs for the hosts.
Lankan Cricket Club – 245 (78.4) Sanjula Abeywickrama 74, Shifran Mothalis 53*, Hiruna Sigera 41, Raju Gayeshan 23, Harsha Rajapaksha 5/17, Kavishka Anjula 2/42
Colts Cricket Club – 21/1 (9)