SL Ports Authority & Kandy Customs earn massive wins

SLC Premier League Tier B Tournament 2019


Five matches of the SLC Premier League Tier B Tournament came to a close today, 16th February 2020. Three of them ended in drawn encounters while only two produced results in favor of Kandy Customs & Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Bloomfield CAC and Police SC were battling out the 2nd day of an ongoing 3-day fixture at police park today.

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC vs Sri Lanka Air Force SC (Day 3)

  • Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 1st innings – 420/8
  • Air Force Sports Club Overnight Score – 60/5

Sri Lanka Ports Authority after remaining the dominant side over the past two days of the competition added the final touches to their victory on day 3. A scintillating batting performance by the batsmen, Hasnain Bokhari (160*), Ishan Rangana (73), Ramesh Nimantha (62) and Adeesha Nanayakkara (51) was on display. SLPA bowlers ran through the Airmen Line up as they were bundled for just 78 runs in the first inning and 123 runs in the second innings after enforced to follow on. Rajeewa Weerasinghe picked up a 5-fer in the first inning and Chanaka Komasaru ended with a match bag of 8 wickets. Medium Pacer Chaminda Bandara picked 4 wickets in the second inning. SLPA walked home with a massive win by an inning and 219 runs.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 420/8 (115.5)

Ramesh Nimantha 62, Hasnain Bokhari 160*, Adeesha Nanayakkara 51, Ishan Rangana 73, Gayan De Silva 3/86


Air Force Sports Club 78 (28.2)

Ravindu Sembukuttige 25, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 5/20, Chanaka Komasaru 4/23

& F/O 123 (40.1)

Madhawa Nimesh 43, Udayawansha Parakrama 20, Chanaka Komasaru 3/45, Chaminda Bandara 4/20


Kandy Customs Sports Club vs Kalutara Town Club (Day 3)

  • Kalutara Town Club were trailing the first-inning lead of 206 runs were 42 for 3 overnight.

Photos: Kandy Customs CC v Kalutara TC | SLC Major League Tier “B” Tournament 2019/20

Despite Hasitha Nirmal’s blitz of 79 runs, KTC were 24 runs short of the sturdy first inning score of 443 made by Kandy Customs Sports Club. Former Sri Lanka youth cricket Akheel Inham proved his worth with a stunning century paving a strong platform for Kandy Customs whos’ inning was then followed with brilliance by their fellow batsmen with the likes of Ian Dew Singh (79), Sachithra Perera (57), Sampath Perera (55) and Sasith Manuranga (54) all striking fine half-centuries to add to the misery of the Kalutara Town Club. KTC were then bowled out for 237 runs in their first inning were forced to follow on with their second innings which eventually ended handing Kandy Customs SC a win by an inning and 24 runs.

Kandy Customs Sports Club 443/9d (85)

Akeel Inham 148, Ian Dew Singh 79, Sachithra Perera 57, Sampath Perera 55, Sasith Manuranga 54, Rajinda Punchihewa 3/78, Ishan Abeysekara 3/116


Kalutara Town Club 237 (67.4)

Kevin Pieris 66, Hasithe Nirmal 46, Eranga Rathnayaka 45, Geshan Wimaladarma 39, Sampath Perera 3/44, Methushan Thilina 2/44, Sachithra Perera 2/54, Chirag Khurana 2/64

& F/O 182 (62.3)

Hasitha Nirmal 79, Hashan Chamara 38, Ishan Abeysekara 28, Sampath Perera 4/47, Chirag Khurana 2/31, Sachithra Perera 2/17


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Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club vs Police Sports Club (Day 2)

  • Police Sports Club overnight score – 153/7

After bowling out Bloomfield for just 170 runs for the first-innings, Police SC were 153/7 at the start of play for day 2. A gutsy knock from Dulash Udayanga (54) who shepherded the tail enders very well around him was able to guide Police SC to 228 runs for their first inning. Madhushan Ravichandrakumar picked up 4 wickets for Bloomfield while Dileepa Jayalath picked 3. Bloomfield were 244/9 in their second inning when stumps were drawn for day 2 with former Sri Lankan cricketer Chamara Silva (57) and Dilhan Cooray (55) both scoring valuable fifties for the team.

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 170 (45.4)

Harsha Vithana 50, Chamara Silva 33, Sameen Kandanarachchi 24, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 25*, Nisar Ahmed 6/58, Sujan Mayura 2/34

& 244/9 (58)

Dilhan Cooray 55, Chamara Silva 57, Harsha Vithana 42, Kasun Ekanayaka 27,


Police Sports Club 228 (65.3)

Dulash Udayanga 54, Lakshan Rodrigo 41, Maduranga Zoysa 27. Supun Madushanka 22, Gitansh Kera 20, Dileepa Jayalath 3/97, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 4/46, Gayan Sirisoma 2/54


Galle Cricket Club vs Panadura Sports Club (Day 3)

  • Galle Cricket Club first inning score – 175
  • Panadura Sports Club first inning score – 161
  • Galle 2nd inning overnight score – 43/0

After earning a first-innings lead of 14 runs Galle Cricket Club managed to make 216 runs for their second-innings with foreign player Mansoor Amjad starring with a half-century for Galle. Off-spinner Roshan Jayatissa was the pick of the bowlers for Panadura as he picked up 4 for 61. The match ended in a draw when the umpires called it a day with Panadura SC at 146/6 in their second chasing a target of 231 runs.

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Galle Cricket Club 175 (69.2)

Ravishka Wijesiri 48, Mansoor Amjad 28, Damitha Hunukumbura 29, Umesh Karunaratne 4/48, Chalana De Silva 3/52, Roshan Jayatissa 2/31

& 216 (75.2)

Mansoor Amjad 54, Damitha Hunukumbura 39*, Vinura Dulsara 27, Kavindu Ediriweera 25, Ravishka Wijesiri 22, Roshan Jayatissa 4/61, Dilshan Abeysinghe 3/35, Chalana De Silva 2/55


Panadura Sports Club 161 (57.1)

Umesh Karunarathne 76*, Sanjika Ridma 27, Ahmed Jamal 4/63, Kavika Dilshan 5/45

& 146/6 (32.6)

Raju Gayashan 27*, Vishwa Chaturanga 22, Ahmed Jamal 2/27, Kavika Dilshan 2/19


Nugegoda SWC vs Kurunegala Youth CC (Day 3)

  • Kurunegala Youth CC overnight score – 35/0

Sandeep Kunchikor’s 69 helped Kurunegala Youth to post a total of 300 runs for their first inning following a huge 413 run first-inning total set by Nugegoda SWC. Chanuka Dilshan walked back to the pavilion with figures 6/113 to his name. Pathum Madhusanka who shone in the first innings with a brilliant century continued his fine form with the bat as he was unbeaten on 51 and Nugegoda SWC were 91/1 in their second innings when the match was declared drawn at the close of play for day 3.

Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club 413 (103.5)

Pathum Madusanka 118, Pramud Hettiwatte 85, Irosh Samarasooriya 50, Pasindu Madushan 59, Basit Ali 36, Asantha Basnayake 23, Vinidh Perera 4/97, Lahiru Jayarathne 3/91, Navin Kavikara 3/107

& 91/1 (14)

Pathum Madusanka 51*


Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 300 (86.3)

Sandeep Kunchikor 69, Malinga Maligaspe 46, Zain Abbas 39, Randeera Ranasinghe 32, Vinodh Perera 30, Dilshan Kollure 23, Navin Kavikara 22*, Chanuka Dilshan 6/113, Pasindu Madushan 2/70


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Sri Lanka Navy SC vs Sebastianites CAC (Day 3)

  • Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club 1st innings Score – 153
  • Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club 1st innings Score – 166
  • Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club Overnight Score (2nd innings) – 205/7

Starting the day with an overnight score if 205, Sri Lanka Navy SC managed to swell their lead up 261 runs before they were bowled out for 273 runs. Youngster Naveen Gunawardane picked a five-wicket haul as he ended the inning with figures of 5 for 107. Chasing a target of 261 runs, Sebestianites guided by Ranesh Perera’s unbeaten 59 runs were 199/5 when it was time to call it a day ending the fixture as yet another drawn encounter for the day. Left-arm spinner Dilanka Auwardt picked 4 wickets for Navy SC.

Navy Sports Club 153 (37)

Tharusha Fernando 31, Dilanka Sandakan 22, Samitha Ranga 22, Naveen Gunawardane 6/57, Saman Kumara 2/47

& 273 (91.4)

Tharushan Iddamalgoda 45, Savindu Dissanayaka 43, Savindu Pieris 37, W Mayantha 27, Tharusha Fernando 27, Shalith Fernando 31, Naveen Gunawardane 5/107, Ranesh Perera 2/31


Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club 166 (48.4)

Dasun Senevirathna 41, S Fernando 24, Thilanka De Silva 24, Nilanka Sandakan 6/54

& 199/5 (79)

Ranesh Perera 59*, Thilanka De Silva 47, S Fernando 32, Dasun Senevirathna 31*, Dilanka Auwardt 4/67