06 more encounters of the SLC Major Club Limited Overs Tournament 2020/21 were worked off today at different venues across the island.
Badureliya CC defeated Kandy Customs SC by 91 runs today and secured the top spot of Group A with 4 wins out of 5 matches played so far. National capped Milinda Siriwardana led the charge with the bat, scoring a magnificent century for Badureliya.
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Meanwhile, Army Cricket Club managed to overtake CCC and grabbed the second place of Group A today as they defeated Air Force SC by 8 wickets at Panagoda. The young mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana was instrumental in guiding the soldiers to the victory, taking 4 wickets for 40 runs.
SSC continued their domination in Group D, retaining their top spot with another win over Saracens SC. The all-rounder Lakshitha Manasinghe showed his skills by scoring a match winning half-century while picking up two important scalps with the ball for SSC.
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In the other encounters worked off today, Moors SC and BRC secured huge victories over Police SC and Bloomfield C&AC respectively. The Skipper Mahela Udawatte stroked an impressive half-century with the bat, which was followed by an excellent spell of bowling by Sachithra Serasinghe who picked up 5 wickets for 24 runs.
In BRC’s win, it was skipper Dushan Hemantha who outperformed the rest, scoring a blistering knock of 100 runs off 73 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes. BRC could clinch a massive 190-run victory thanks to the brilliant spell with the ball from Umeshka Morais who registered the best bowling figures of the day taking 7 wickets for 46 runs.
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Group – D
- Venue – De Soysa International Cricket Stadium, Moratuwa
- Toss – Sebastianites C&AC
Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club 221 (49.5) Manelker De Silva 54, Sachira Malinga 51, Sameen Kandanearachchi 26, Vihan Gunasekare 26, Sacha De Alwis 23, Naveen Gunawardene 3/38, Randeera Ranasinghe 3/47
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 222/5 (42.2) Keshan Wanniarachchi 64, Dulaj Ranatunga 39, Gayan Maneeshan 34, Sameera Sadamal 33, Ravindra Karunaratne 27, Raveen Perera 2/35
Result – KYCC won by 5 wickets
Group – D
- Venue – Police Park, Colombo
- Toss – Moors SC
Moors Sports Club 262 (49.1) Mahela Udawatte 89, Sachithra Serasinghe 32, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 29, Pabasara Waduge 27, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 27, Mohammed Shamaaz 24, Malith De Silva 2/41, Asel Sigera 2/44, Sujan Mayura 2/57
Police Sports Club 100 (28.1) Asel Sigera 31, Malith De Silva 23, Sachithra Serasinghe 5/24, Praveen Jayawickrama 4/17
Result – Moors SC won by 162 runs
Group – D
- Venue – SSC Grounds, Colombo
- Toss – SSC
Sinhalese Sports Club 232 (49.1) Lakshitha Manasinghe 53, Danushka Gunathilaka 51, Krishan Sanjula 24, Prabath Jayasuriya 23, Jeffrey Vandersay 21, Hashen Ramanayake 3/42, Udith Madushan 3/37, Chaminda Bandara 2/66
Saracens Sports Club 183/7 (50) Navindu Vithanage 50*, Charitha Kumarasinghe 41, Promod Maduwantha 32, Ayana Siriwardhana 20, Prabath Jayasuriya 2/30, Lakshitha Manasinghe 2/36
Result – SSC won by 49 runs
Group – A
- Venue – Navy Grounds, Welisara
- Toss – Kandy Customs SC
Badureliya Cricket Club 258 (46.2) Milinda Siriwardana 112, Nimanda Madushanka 80, Dunith Jayatunga 24, Umega Chaturanga 4/54, Sachithra Perera 2/51
Kandy Customs Sports Club 167 (45) Hasitha Nirmal 39, Chanaka Wijesinghe 38, Sehan Weerasinghe 34, Asanka Silva 2/16, Buddika Sanjeewa 2/25, Tillakaratne Sampath 2/34, Ruchira Koshitha 2/48
Result – Badureliya CC won by 91 runs
Group – A
- Venue –Bloomfield Grounds, Colombo
- Toss – BRC
Burgher Recreation Club 353/5 (50) Dushan Hemantha 100*, Leo Fransisco 82, Anuk Fernando 64*, Lahiru Samarakoon 36, Shasheen Fernando 30, Nisal Francisco 29, Dilum Fernando 2/76
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 163 (29.4) Kasun Ekanayake 49, Nipuna Gamage 27, Nipun Haggalla 25, Sachin Jayawardena 25, Umeshka Morais 7/46
Result – BRC won by 190 runs
Group – A
- Venue – Army Grounds, Panagoda
- Toss – Army CC
Air Force Sports Club 110 (32) Ashintha Malshan 26*, Maheesh Theekshana 4/40, Seekkuge Prasanna 3/11, Dushan Vimukthi 3/19
Army Cricket Club 114/2 (13.4) Ashan Randika 54*
Result – Army CC won by 8 wickets