Four matches of the SLC Tier ‘B’ Premier League Tournament 2017/18, concluded today around the island.
Galle Cricket Club vs Panadura Sports Club
Panadura Sports Club defeated Galle Cricket Club comprehensively by an innings and 25 runs today at Galle Cricket Club. Panadura Sports Club put 433 on board for their first innings and the hosts had to bat really well to set a target for the visitors. However, the lads from Galle didn’t show any improvement with the bat in the second innings, as they were bundled out for just 191 runs and gave away an innings victory to Panadura Sports Club.
Galle Cricket Club 217 (62.1) Asantha Fernando 55, Charitha Buddhika 42, Gayan Sirisoma 30, Damitha Hunukumbura 22, Chanaka Wijesinghe 20, Vinod Perera 4/44, Mohammed Rameeth 2/31, Shameebdra Madushan 2/43 & 191 (44.2) Damitha Hunukumbura 70, Charitha Buddhika 27, Danusika Bandara 4/41, Shameebdra Madushan 4/59
Panadura Sports Club 433 (112.1) Kashif Naved 159, Rasika Fernando 68, Suresh Peiris 84, Ashen Kavinda 42, Danushka Bandara 24*, Gayan Sirisoma 4/102, Gohar Faiz 3/135
Result – Panadura Sports Club won by an innings & 25 runs
Negombo Cricket Club vs Police Sports Club
Tier B fixture between Negombo CC and Police SC ended in a draw today at Kadirana Cricket Grounds but Negombo CC managed to win first innings points. Police Sports Club was set a target of 355 runs to chase today and they managed to score 288 runs for 9 at stumps on day three. Tharindu Dilshan scored a magnificent century for Police Sports Club.
Negombo Cricket Club 178 (63.3) Umega Chathuranga 56*, Lasith Croospulle 22, Akeel Inham 22, Nimesh Vimukthi 5/66, Kalyana Rathnapriya 5/79 & 276/9d (84.4) Praveen Fernando 70, Sandun Dias 55, Shehan Weerasinghe 53, Akeel Inham 50, Ravindra Karunarathne 21, Kalyana Rathnapriya 5/98, Nimesh Vimukthi 4/95
Police Sports Club 100 (51.4) Dinusha Fernando 41, Umega Chathuranga 5/33, Shehan Weerasinghe 2/16, Sandun Dias 2/43 & 288/9 (80) Tharindu Dilshan 102, Samith Dushantha 80, Dinusha Fernando 52*, Shehan Weerasinghe 3/39, Ravindra Karunarathne 2/82, Umega Chathuranga 2/104
Result – Match Drawn (Negombo CC won first innings points)
Lankan Cricket Club vs Kaluthara Town Club
Lankan Cricket Club took major honours against Kalutara Town Club in another Tier B clash which concluded today at Surrey Village, Maggona. After being asked to follow on, Kalutara lads began their second innings trailing by 238 runs. Nilushan Nonis (117) and Nipuna Gamage (97) led the way with the bat for Kaluthara Town Club in the second innings as they scored 263 for 5.
Lankan Cricket Club 534/8d (111.1) Shasheen Fernando 122, Lakshan Rodrigo 121, Geeth Kumara 81, Thushira Madanayake 64, Yashan Samarasinghe 52*, Maduranga Zoysa 29, Navin Kavikara 25, M Nimesh 2/77, Matheesha Perera 2/82, Ravindu Tillakaratne 2/120
Kaluthara Town Club 296 (82.3) Eranga Rathnayake 130*, Geeth Perera 35, Nipuna Kariyawasam 32, M Nimesh 32, Geeth Kumara 4/34, Navin Kavikara 3/91, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2/54 & 263/5 (71) Nilushan Nonis 117, Nipuna Gamage 97, Thushira Madanayake 2/34, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2/45
Result – Match Drawn (Lankan CC won first innings points)
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club vs Air Force Sports Club
Tier B clash between Kurunegala YCC and Air Force SC ended in a draw today at Air Force Grounds but Kurunegala YCC won first innings points. Air Force Sports Club was set a target of 325 runs to chase but only managed to score 261 runs for 8 wickets at stumps. Suminda Lakshan top scored with 75 runs while Roscoe Thattil contributed with a valuable 46 runs
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 286 (104) Sarinda Dassanayake 63, Hashan Prabath 56*, Charith Mendis 40, Damith Perera 30, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 29, Hashan James 3/29, Milan Rathnayake 2/61, Suminda Lakshan 2/75 & 196 (54.5) Keshan Wijerathne 62*, Malith Cooray 48, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 23, Chathura Samantha 6/57, Hashan James 2/50
Air Force Sports Club 158 (49) Liyam Chamikara 45, Hashan James 34, Roscoe Thattil 29, Shiwakumar Tyron 4/29, Keshan Wijerathne 3/34 & 261/8 (54) Suminda Lakshan 75, Roscoe Thattil 46, Dulash Udayanga 39, Hashan James 37, Udayawansha Parakrama 23, Sarinda Dassanayake 2/36
Result – Match Drawn (Kurunegala YCC won first innings points)