Three games of the Sri Lanka’s premier U23 Club Cricket tournament were worked out today, across the country with BRC taking honours in the only completed game.
Galle Cricket Club Vs Burgher Recreation Club
BRC had to be satisfied with a first innings win in the Group A contest against Galle Cricket Club at the BRC ground as they couldn’t dismiss the last 4 wickets of Galle CC to register an outright win.
After opting to bat, Galle CC batsmen were bundled out for 113 runs, mainly thanks to left arm orthodox Duvindu Thilakaratne, the son of former Sri Lanka Test captain Hashan Thilakaratne as he snatched a 5-fer. In reply, BRC made 236/8 before they declared the innings and taking a first innings lead of 126.
Kevin Kottigoda who became the first uncapped Sri Lankan player to bag a deal in franchise cricket, led the batting charts for BRC with a fine fifty. Galle was 81 for 6 in the 2nd innings, still trailing 40 runs when the stumps were called by the umpires as Thilakaratne dominated again with another 3 wickets. Match was drawn with BRC earning points for first innings victory.
Galle Cricket Club 113 (39.4): Ravishka Wijesiri 26, Chanuka Santhush 22, Vinura Dulsara 23, Duvindu Thilakarathna 5/48, Ashain Daniel 3/37 & 81/6 (32) Vinura Dulsara 23*, Duvindu Thilakarathna 3/23, Ashen Daniel 2/16
Burgher Recreation Club 236/8d (38): Kevin Koththigoda 56, Isiwara Dissanayake 39, Leshan Amarasinghe 33, Nimantha Gunasiri 27, Ravindra Wijesooriya 20, Kavindu Ediriweera 3/59, Thisara Dilshan 2/36
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club Vs Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
Group C fixture between Bloomfield and Chilaw Marians commenced today at the Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake. Bloomfield elected to bat first after winning the toss and were dismissed for 157.
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 157 (69.3): Asel Sigera 47, Kasun Ekanayake 33, Reven Kelly 20, Naveen Gunawardhane 3/25, Kavindu Bandara 2/10, Krishan Silva 2/17
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 94/1 (18) :Lasith Crosspulle 56*, Kavindu Irosh 26
Stumps Day 01
Sinhalese Sports Club Vs Navy Sports Club
SSC were in trouble at 79/5 at stumps of day 01 at their home ground after they were put on to bat by Navy Sports Club. Sri Lanka U19 player Ahan Wickramasinghe was unbeaten at 38 while off spinner Savindu Peiris knocked up 3 SSC wickets.
Sinhalese Sports Club 79/5 (19): Ahan Wickramasinghe 38*, Savindu Peiris 3/21
Stumps Day 01