Six group stage matches of Tier A of the SLC Major League tournament were held today at different venues in Colombo. Three encounters from Group A and three encounters from Group B were played.
Negombo Cricket Club vs Sinhalese Sports Club
The Group A encounter between Negombo Cricket Club and Sinhalese Sports Club continued today for day two at SSC Grounds in Colombo. The visitors posted 428 runs on the board for their first innings, with Dilshan Munaweera scoring a century. In addition to that, Ashen Silva, Madawa Warnapura and Roscoe Thattil stroked half-tons.
Ambidextrous spinner Tharindu Rathnayake picked up 4 scalps for 125 runs for the hosts. In reply, the hosts made 239 for 6 at the close of play on day two. The left-handed stroke maker Sandun Weerakkody scored a century (114) while Kavindu Kulasekara chipped in with a half-ton.
Negombo Cricket Club – 428 (111.3) Dilshan Munaweera 120, Ashen Silva 66, Madawa Warnapura 66, Roscoe Thattil 51, Pasindu Lakshanka 40, Saad Nasim 32, Upul Indrasiri 29, Tharindu Rathnayake 4/125, Himesh Ramanayake 2/56
Sinhalese Sports Club – 239/6 (65) Sandun Weerakkody 114, Kavindu Kulasekara 57, Dasun Shanaka 21*, Upul Indrasiri 3/56, Roshen Fernando 2/53
Stumps – Day 2
Army Cricket Club vs Colts Cricket Club
The Group A encounter between Army Cricket Club and Colts Cricket Club continued today for day two at Colts Grounds in Colombo. The hosts managed to go past the first innings score set by the visitors as they finished day two on 312 runs for 9 wickets. The right-hander Vishad Randika starred with the bat as he stroked a classy century for the hosts.
Army Cricket Club – 270 (89.3) Asela Gunaratne 87, Himasha Liyanage 73, Dinesh Chandimal 44, Thulina Dilshan 28, Dilruwan Perera 5/58, Nisala Tharaka 4/47
Colts Cricket Club – 312/9 (90) Vishad Randika 122*, Avishka Fernando 41, Dhananjaya Lakshan 30, Hashan Dumindu 27, Dlruwan Perera 25, Malka Madusanka 3/67, Dushan Vimukthi 2/55, Janith Silva 2/69
Stumps – Day 2
Colombo Cricket Club vs Burgher Recreation Club
The Group A encounter between Colombo Cricket Club and Burgher Recreation Club continued today for day two at BRC Grounds in Colombo. The BRC batsmen batted today for their first innings, but posted only 277 runs in reply to the score of 416 made by CCC for their first innings.
The left-handed stroke maker Bhanuka Rajapakshe stroked 85 runs, while Sagar Mangalorkar and Tharindu Kaushal contributed with half-centuries. The visitors began their second innings 139 runs ahead and posted 144 for 1 at the close of play on day two. Ron Chandraguptha, who made a half-ton in the first innings, starred again with the bat by scoring 77 runs while Pawantha Weerasingha remained unbeaten on 62 runs.
Colombo Cricket Club – 416 (77.1) Minod Bhanuka 108, Ron Chandraguptha 95, Lasith Abeyratne 84, Wanindu Hasaranga 63, Duvindu Tillakaratne 6/102, Tharindu Kaushal 4/125 & 144/1 (32) Ron Chandraguptha 77, Pawantha Weerasingha 62*
Burgher Recreation Club – 277 (65.2) Bhanuka Rajapakshe 85, Sagar Mangalorkar 52, Tharindu Kaushal 50, Shanuka Dulaj 37, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/63, Ashan Priyanjan 3/58, Usman Ishak 2/27
Stumps – Day 2
Tamil Union Cricket Club vs Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
The Group B encounter between Tamil Union Cricket Club and Chilaw Marians Cricket Club continued today for day two at P. Sara Oval Grounds in Colombo. The Chilaw Marians replied strongly with the bat, posting 346 runs on the board in reply to the modest total of 162 made by Tamil Union CC. Kamindu Mendis (73), Thikshila De Silva (58) and Lasith Croospulle (53) top scored with half-tons.
Sri Lanka’s premier test fast bowler Suranga Lakmal picked up 5 scalps for 79 runs for Tamil Union CC. The hosts began their second innings 184 runs behind and posted 45 runs for 3 wickets at stumps on day two. The right-arm speedster Asitha Fernando picked up all three wickets fell for 28 runs.
Tamil Union Cricket Club – 162 (63.2) Tharanga Paranavitana 45, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 34, Prasansana Jayamanne 20, Asitha Fernando 5/50, Thikshila De Silva 4/42 & 45/3 (21) Asitha Fernando 3/28
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 346 (87.1) Kamindu Mendis 73, Thikshila De Silva 58, Lasith Croospulle 53, Shehan Jayasuriya 44, Oshada Fernando 41, Pulina Tharanga 31, Suranga Lakmal 5/79, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 3/99
Stumps – Day 2
Nondescripts Cricket Club vs Lankan Cricket Club
The Group B encounter between Nondescripts Cricket Club and Lankan Cricket Club continued today for day two at NCC Grounds in Colombo. The hosts declared their first innings after scoring a mammoth total of 511 runs for 9 wickets. Pathum Nissanka stroked a century while Upul Tharanga, Sahan Arachchige, Chamika Karunarathne and Angelo Perera chipped in with half-tons.
In reply, the visitors posted 249 for 4 at the close of play on day two. Primosh Perera (66) and Geeth Kumara (61*) and Chanaka Ruwansiri (51) stroked half-tons.
Nondescripts Cricket Club – 511/9d (107.2) Pathum Nissanka 129, Upul Tharanga 69, Sahan Arachchige 64, Chamika Karunarathne 63, Angelo Perera 51, Lahiru Udara 39, Mahela Udawatte 24, Chanaka Ruwansiri 3/57, Geeth Kumara 2/71
Lankan Cricket Club – 249/4 (66) Primosh Perera 66, Geeth Kumara 61*, Chanaka Ruwansiri 51, Kasun Abeyrathne 36, Damitha Silva 20
Stumps – Day 2
Ragama Cricket Club vs Badureliya Cricket Club
The Group B encounter between Badureliya Cricket Club and Ragama Cricket Club commenced today at Surrey Village Grounds in Maggona. After being put into bat first, the Badureliya batsmen posted 215 runs for 2 wickets when umpires called stumps on day one. The 32-year old Indian cricketer Bravish Shetty stroked an unbeaten century.
Badureliya Cricket Club – 215/2 (62) Bravish Shetty 104*, Lahiru Milantha 47*, Salinda Ushan 54, Shiran Fernando 2/45
Stumps – Day 1