Pathiratne put Tamils on top; Perera-De Mel in a mammoth opening stand for Colts

Major Club Emerging 3-Day Tournament 2022

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Major Club Emerging 3-Day Tournament 2022
 

The 7th week of the SLC Major Club Emerging 3-Day Tournament 2022 kick-started today (1st April), as 7 games including a Semifinal began in several venues across Sri Lanka.

Out of the 3 confirmed semifinalists, Group B winners Negombo CC and Group C winners Colts CC locked horns today in Dombagoda. Putting Negombo to bat first after winning the toss, Tamil Union steamrolled the opposition, bowling them out for a mere 113. Former Royal opening pacer Kavindu Pathiratne starred for the Tamils, claiming 8 wickets for 35, which are the best figures by a fast bowler in this tournament so far. In reply, Tamil Union were 91/1 and were in a very strong position at close of day 1.

SEMI FINAL 1

Negombo CC vs Tamil Union C & AC at SLAOC International Cricket Stadium, Dombagoda

  • Toss: Tamil Union

Negombo CC – 113 (46.5) Pasindu Ushetti 21*, Kavindu Pathiratne 8/35

Tamil Union C & AC – 91/1 (22) Supun Kavinda 56*, Kamesh Nirmal 31*

Stumps Day 1 – Tamil Union trail by 22 runs

As the tussle for the top spot in Group A continues for yet another week, Group D toppers Colts CC had a memorable outing against BRC today in their final group game at home. After being put in to bat by the visitors, Colts amassed a massive 461, losing just 2 wickets at the end of day 1. Openers Avishka Perera and Shalin De Mel put on the highest opening stand and the overall 2nd highest stand of the tournament, adding 326 for the 1st wicket. De Mel was dismissed for 172 after making his 2nd 150+ score of the tournament, while his partner Perera remained unbeaten on 211, making the 7th double ton of the tournament. This is Perera’s 2nd 150+ score of the tournament. His previous one came when he was involved in a 395-run 2nd wicket stand with Ravindu Rasantha, the highest partnership of the tournament thus far, against KTC.

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In the most sought after Group A game of the week where Sebastianites C & AC took on Navy SC at Welisara, the Sebastianites were in command of the game at the end of day 1 despite a 6-wicket haul from Navy’s Sulekshana Sri Eshan. A win for the Moratuwa club here will ensure a spot for them in the 2nd semifinal against Colts CC.

The encounter between Galle CC and Kandy Customs CC saw a couple of standout individual performances as Kandy Customs Skipper Sasith Manuranga and Galle Skipper Hareen Buddila recorded the 3rd ton and 5-wicket haul of the day respectively.

The second day of all the ongoing 7 matches will commence tomorrow.

GROUP A

Navy SC vs Sebastianites C & AC at Navy Grounds, Welisara

  • Toss: Sebastianites

Navy SC – 126 (47) Bhagya Ediriweera 36, Suhanga Wijewardana 20, Tharusha Fernando 4/17

Sebastianites C & AC – 160/8 (45) Manelker De Silva 46, Vihan Gunasekare 34, Tharindu Ratnayake 23*, Sulekshana Sri Eshan 6/63

Stumps Day 1 – Sebastianites lead by 34 runs

Lankan CC vs Air Force SC at Army Grounds, Panagoda

  • Toss: Lankan

Lankan CC – 243/6 (85) Yasiru Rodrigo 84*, Prasansana Jayamanne 45, Ravindu Rathnayake 44, D Kasthuriarachchi 30, Movin Subasingha 3/87

Stumps Day 1

SSC vs CCC at SSC Grounds, Colombo

  • Toss: SSC

SSC – 284 (78.1) Sammu Ashan 90, Kavishka Senadeera 46, Sadisha Rajapaksa 45, Dinitha Siriwardena 39, Theivendiram Dinoshan 30, Sonal Dinusha 3/28, Amshi De Silva 3/50

CCC – 3/3 (3) Sammu Ashan 2/1

Stumps Day 1 – CCC trail by 281 runs

GROUP D

Colts CC vs BRC at Colts Grounds, Colombo

  • Toss: BRC

Colts CC – 461/2 (84) Avishka Perera 211*, Shalin De Mel 172, Ravindu Rasantha 35, Muditha Lakshan 31*

Stumps Day 1

Galle CC vs Kandy Customs CC at Galle International Stadium

  • Toss: Kandy Customs

Kandy Customs CC – 309 (89.5) Sasith Manuranga 116, Anju Karunanayake 54, Rashmika Madushanka 53, Hareen Buddila 5/64

Stumps Day 1

Kalutara Town Club vs Ace Capital CC at Surrey Village Grounds, Maggona

  • Toss: Ace Capital

KTC – 226 (71.3) Kanishka Maduwantha 76, Kawshan Kulasooriya 75, Tithira Weerasinghe 37, Thanuka Dabare 4/48, Methushan Thilina 4/64

Ace Capital CC – 51/1 (10) Thanuka Dabare 26

Stumps Day 1 – Ace Capital trail by 175 runs

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