Prabath Jayasuriya takes 11 as Colts crush Bloomfield

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Five matches in the SLC Premier League Tier ‘A’ Tournament 2017/18 conducted today around the island.

Colts CC vs Bloomfield C & AC

Left arm spinner, Prabath Jayasuriya’s match bag of 11 for 82 guided Colts Cricket Club to record an innings win against Bloomfield Cricket Club today at Colts ground. Bloomfield resumed day three on 105/4 and lost the remaining 6 wickets for 45 runs. Prabath Jayasuriya destroyed the Bloomfield batting line up with 7 wickets for 26 runs. After being asked to follow on, Bloomfield only managed to score 194 runs for the second innings. Spin twins of Colts, Prabath Jayasuriya and the experienced Dilruwan Perera picked up 4 wickets a piece.

Brief Scores

Colts CC – 400 (148.5) Hashan Dumindu 168*, Mohamed Shiraz 65, Dilruwan Perera 60, Sangeeth Cooray 37, Malith de Silva 5/105, Lahiru Fernando 3/92

Bloomfield C & AC – 151 (54.3) Nisal Francisco 33, Nipun Karunanayake 28, Prabath Jayasuriya 7/26 & 194 (56.5) Ramesh Mendis 52, Nipun Haggalla 51, Prabath Jayasuriya 4/56, Dilruwan Perera 4/69

Result – Colts won by an innings & 55 runs


BRC vs SLPACC

BRC managed to defeat Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC by 35 runs in the three day match which concluded today at BRC grounds. BRC resumed day two on 116 for 8 and were bowled out for just 126 runs in their second innings. Off spinner, Maduka Liyanapathiranage once again starred with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets for 18 runs. Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC just had to chase down 122 runs to win the match but a batting collapse saw them bowled out for just 86 runs. Thilakarathne Sampath was the pick of the bowlers for BRC as he bagged 3 wickets for 18 runs.

Brief Scores

BRC – 187 (65.5) Vikum Sanjaya 51, Himesh Ramanayake 28, Chamika Edirisinghe 24*, Chanaka Komasaru 3/40, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 3/41, Adeel Malik 2/41 & 126 (48.3) Lasith Lakshan 48, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 4/18, Adeel Malik 3/29

SLPACC – 192 (65.3) Yohan de Silva 103, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 30, Yasodha Lanka 26, Chamika Edirisinghe 3/40, Suraj Randiv 3/49, Thilakarathne Sampath 2/25, & 86 (38.5) Yasoda Lanka 24, Thilakarathne Sampath 3/18, Vikum Sanjaya 2/19, Chamika Edirisinghe 2/24

Result – BRC won by 35 runs


Ragama CC vs SSC

Group ‘A’ encounter between Ragama and SSC ended in a draw at Welegedara Stadium today. SSC resumed day three on 76 for 2 and declared their innings at 307 runs for 6 wickets. Hard hitting batsman Dasun Shanaka made a brilliant century for SSC while Milinda Siriwardene (60) and test discard Kaushal Silva (47) chipped in with valuable contributions with the bat. Left arm spinner Amila Aponso picked up 4 wickets for Ragama CC. For the second innings, Ragama CC scored 156 runs for 5 wickets when the umpires called stumps on day three. Left handed Lahiru Milantha (61) and right handed dasher Shehan Fernando (50) chipped in with half centuries. Off spinner Charith Asalanka bagged 3 wickets for 25 runs.

Brief Scores

Ragama CC – 187 (66.4) Udara Jayasundara 71, Shehan Fernando 47, Jeffrey Vandersay 5/63, Sachithra Senanayaka 3/25 & 156/5 (52) Lahiru Milantha 61, Shehan Fernando 50, Charith Asalanka 3/26

SSC– 307/6 dec (76) Dasun Shanaka 114*, Milinda Siriwardene 60, Kaushal Silva 47, Amila Aponso 4/129

Result – Match Drawn


Badureliya SC vs Tamil Union C & AC

Tamil Union Cricket Club took major honors in the drawn match against Badureliya Sports Club. Tamil Union resumed day three on 45 for 1 and wisely declared the innings at 182 for 5 by setting a target of 319 runs for Badureliya. Dineth Thimodya contributed with 68 runs and the tall left- arm fast medium bowler Binura Fernando showed his skills with the bat as he scored a valuable 54 runs. While chasing the target, Badureliya were struggling and only managed to score 167 runs for 6 at stumps. Off spinning all-rounder, Ramith Rambukwella took a match bag of 8 wickets for 102 runs.

Brief Scores

Tamil Union C & AC – 332 (93.1) Manoj Sarathchandra 119*, Jeevan Mendis 77, Sithara Gimhana 43, Alankara Asanka 5/106, Dilesh Gunaratne 3/83, Nazir Malik 2/57 & 182/5 dec (48.4) Dineth Thimodya 68, Binura Fernando 54, Dilesh Gunaratne 2/55

Badureliya SC – 196 (64.1) Pathum Nissanka 100, Alankara Asanka 23, Ramith Rambukwella 6/40, Bobby Fernando 2/26 & 167/6 (52) Dilhan Cooray 55, Ramith Rambukwella 2/62

Result – Match Drawn


Moors SC vs Saracens SC

Group ‘A’ encounter between Moors and Saracens ended in a draw at Moors grounds today. Moors resumed day three at 288 for 3 and a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 375 for the first innings. Rohan Jayatissa and Sachithra Perera shared 7 wickets among them. Saracens scored 208 runs for 7 wickets for their second innings and Navindu Vithanage (70) and Sachithra Perera (50) chipped in with half centuries.

Brief Scores

Saracens SC – 432 (102.3) Andy Solomons 152, Gamindu Kanishka 108, Chathura Randunu 41, Tharindu Ratnayake 5/156, Shiran Fernando 4/114 & 208/7 (57) Navindu Vithanage 70*, Sachithra Perera 50, Saliya Saman 34, Shiran Fernando 2/21, Supeshala Jayatilaka 2/37

Moors SC – 375 (103.2) Primosh Perera 142, Irosh Samarauriya 111, Sahan Wijerathna 43, Roshan Jayatissa 4/53, Sachithra Perera 3/67, Chathura Randunu 2/92

Result – Match Drawn