Five fixtures were played out today in the Tier B SLC Major League Tournament across several venues in the island. Panadura Sports Club cruised comfortably over SL Navy thanks to the run fest put on show by their opening batsman, Vishwa Chathuranga, who went on to make a fine 177 to his name.
Panadura Sports Club vs Navy Sports Club
Former Sri Lanka Youth cap Vishwa Chathuranga played a masterful 177 to put Panadura SC in command of the game right from the go. Chathuranga, who was supported with fine knocks from Kashif Naved (81) & Harsha Cooray (60) who made fifties for their name, helped Panadura post a humongous 485 runs for their first inning. Dilshan Lekamge (3/47) & Dilanka Auwardt (3/109) both claimed 3 wickets each. Navy SC were outdone almost single-handedly by off-spinner Roshan Jayatissa, who claimed 8 wickets for Panadura, bundling the Navy SC first inning for just 192 runs. Wicket keeper-batsman Shalith Fernando scored a well-made fifty for Navy even though not much support was rendered by the rest of their batting unit. Following on a lead of 293 runs, SL Navy were 5/1 at stumps day 2.
Panadura Sports Club 485 (113.1)
Vishva Chathuranga 177, Kashif Naved 81, Harsha Cooray 60, Umesh Karunaratne 48, Roshan Jayatissa 37, Dilshan Lekamge 3/47, Dilanka Auwardt 3/109, Tharusha Fernando 2/80
Navy Sports Club 192 (57)
Shalith Fernando 50, Supun Leelaratne 35, Nilanka Pathirana 24, Roshan Jayatissa 8/98,
& F/O 1/1
STUMPS – DAY 2
Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club vs Air Force Sports Club
An unbeaten 67 from Matheesha Perera helped Nugegoda post a 178 for their first inning, while their off-spinner Pasindu Madhushan’s Five-fer was instrumental in limiting the Air Force first inning to a score of 158 runs. After acquiring a thin lead of 20 runs in the first inning, Nugegoda SWC were 300 for 5 at stumps day 2. Skipper Denuwan Rajakaruna made 97 runs while opener Pathum Madhusanka perished after scoring 60 runs.
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Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club 178 (56.4)
Matheesha Perera 67*, Pasindu Madushan 49, Suminda Lakshan 4/33, Lasanda Rukmal 2/18, Aravinda Premaratne 2/37
& 300/5 (63)
Denuwan Rajakaruna 88*, Pathum Madusanka 60, Pramud Hettiwatte 47, Asantha Basnayake 43*, Irosh Samarasooriya 20
Air Force Sports Club 158 (57.2)
Lakvin Weerasuriya 34, Chamikara Hewage 26, Madawa Nimesh 23, Nimesh Mendis 22, Pasindu Madushan 5/21, Jalat Khan 2/35, Basit Ali 2/37
STUMPS – DAY 2
Galle Cricket Club vs Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC
Yet another stunning performance from left-arm spinner Chanaka Komasaru, who picked 6 wickets, helped Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC to bundle Galle Cricket Club for 123 runs. Fifties from Yohan De Silva, Ramesh Nimantha and Saeed Bin Nasir left SLPA CC with a lead of 158 runs with 6 wickets in hand at stumps on day 2.
Galle Cricket Club123 (41.4)
Kavindu Ediriweera 30, Chathura Lakshan 26, Jacob Sachin 20, Chanaka Komasaru 6/54, Chaminda Bandara 2/24, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2/30
Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 281/4 (75)
Yohan De Silva 76, Ramesh Nimantha 67, Saeed Bin Nasir 56
STUMPS – DAY 2
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club vs Kalutara Town Club
Jiniv Joshi’s 107 and Naveen Gunawardene’s 6 wicket haul meant that the Sebastianites CAC remained the stronger side of the competition at stumps on day 2. After scoring 316 runs for the first inning and bowling out Kalutara Town Club for 200 runs, the Sebs extended their lead to 245 runs as they were 129/8 at close of play for the day.
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club 316 (71.3)
Jiniv Joshi 107, Dasun Senevirathna 36, Thilanka De Silva 37, Naindey Khan 29, Sachin Fernando 29, Navodya Imesh 27, Hashin Dilman 2/46, Suwanji Madanayake 2/50, Hasitha Nirmal 2/72
& 129/8 (31)
Naindey Khan 39, Jiniv Joshi 21, Sachin Fernando 20, Hasitha Nirmal 4/25
Kalutara Town Club 200 (52)
Naved Sarwar 40, Eranga Rathnayake 40, Hashin Dilman 34, Geshan Wimaladharma 31, Naeen Gunawardene 6/88, Shashen Silva 3/45
STUMPS – DAY 2
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club vs Kandy Customs Cricket Club
Valuable 60s from Sameen Kandenearachchi and Mishen Silva, as well as a run-a-ball 79 from the skipper Chamara Silva helped Bloomfield CAC to post a first inning total of 308 runs within just 2 sessions of day 2. Umega Chathuranga picked a five-wicket haul while Sachithra Perera picked 4 scalps for Kandy Custom CC. In reply, Kandy Customs were reeling at 85 for 5 at stumps Day 1. Sharing the new ball, Veteran spinner Gayan Sirisoma picked 4 quick wickets after youngster Tariq Saboor dismissed opener Akhil Inham for just 7 runs.
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Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 308 (66.5)
Sameen Kandenearachchi 65, Mishen Silva 69, Chamara Silva 79, Umega Chathuranga 5/80, Sachithra Perera 4/98.
Kandy Customs Cricket Club 85/5 (21)
Sasith Manuranga 26, Gayan Sirisoma 4/30
STUMPS DAY 1