Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club and Ragama CC secured their places in the final of SLC Major Club Limited Over Tournament as they defeated Sri Lanka Army Cricket Club and Nondescripts Cricket Club respectively in the semi-final encounters worked off today at Maggona and Panagoda.
Semi Final 1 – Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club vs Sri Lanka Army Cricket Club
Tamil Union C & AC registered a 47-run win over Army CC to secure their place in the final of the tournament. Due to the prevailing weather conditions, the match was reduced to a 43-over affair.
After been put into bat first, Tamil Union posted 242 on the board with Sadeera Samarawickrama top-scoring with an elegant half century, while Navod Paranavithana chipped in with 49 runs. In reply, the soldiers were bundled out for 179 runs, handing a 47-run win for Tamil Union.
Sri Lankan national cap Asela Gunaratne top-scored with a valuable 40 runs, but it was not enough for Army CC as Pramod Madushan and Jeffrey Vandersay ran through their batting lineup taking 3 wickets each.
Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club – 242 (50) Sadeera Samarawickrama 50, Navod Paranavithana 49, Santhush Gunathilake 37, Shiran Fernando 23, Supun Kavinda 21, Jeffrey Vandersay 20, Heshan Hettiarchchi 3/42
Sri Lanka Army Cricket Club – 179 (32.5) Asela Gunaratne 40, Seekkuge Prasanna 29, Pathum Dilshan 26, Pramod Madushan 3/30, Jeffrey Vandersay 3/48, Shiran Fernando 2/38
Result – Tamil Union C & AC won by 47 runs (D/L Method)
Semi Final 2 – Ragama Cricket Club vs Nondescripts Cricket Club
The semi-final encounter between Ragama CC and NCC was abandoned due to the weather conditions at Army Ordinance Corps International Cricket Stadium.
However, Ragama CC managed to qualify for the final of the tournament based on their standings in Group stage where they topped Group B with 18 points in 12 matches whereas NCC were the second placed team in Group A with 19 points in 12 matches.
Ragama Cricket Club – 114/5 (31) Nishan Madushka 41*, Janith Liyanage 26, Avishka Tharindu 21, Sachindu Colombage 3/26
Result – No Result (Ragama CC qualified to final based on Group standings)