Sadeera, Priyamal, Dhananjaya & Muditha shine as Domestic T20 kicks off in style

SLC Major Club T20 Tournament 2020/21

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The 26-team SLC Major Club T20 Tournament 2020/21 began today with 16 teams in action. Four matches concluded the morning session while four other encounters were worked off as evening sessions at various venues in Colombo.

The encounter between Navy SC and Ragama CC ended in a thrilling finish as the low scoring affair went down to the wire with the lads from Ragama finally getting over the line in the 18th over winning by 4 wickets. The fast bowling all-rounder Ishan Jayaratne stood out with the ball taking 3 scalps for 20 runs for Ragama CC.

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Pramud Hettiwatte’s all-round efforts and Muditha Lakshan’s brilliant 73-run knock helped the Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club register a 25-run win over the strong outfit Badureliya Cricket Club. SSC and NCC as expected dominated their encounters against Kalutara Town Club and Bloomfield Cricket Club respectively. 

Right-handed batsman Krishan Sanjula (52) and Sri Lanka capped leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay (3/25) were the pioneers of SSC’s win while top-order batsman Hasitha Boyagoda (38) and right arm seamer Chamika Gunasekara (3/04) starred in NCC’s comprehensive victory. 

Right arm seamer Shiran Fernando of Tamil Union CC shone with the ball picking up 3 wickets for 17 runs restricting Army CC for 104 runs. Tamil Union batsmen led by Sadeera Samarawickrama (52) chased down the target with ease losing only 4 wickets. 

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Dhananjaya Lakshan, the rising star in Sri Lankan cricket who plays for Colts CC continued to impress with the ball as he bagged 3 wickets for 17 runs against Sri Lanka Ports Authority. Another prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket, Priyamal Perera stood out with the bat scoring an unbeaten 64 runs in Colts’ run chase. 

Collective bowling effort from CCC led by Lahiru Gamage (2/06), Lahiru Madushanka (2/07), Malinda Pushpakumara (2/12) and Ashan Priyanjan (2/25) steered them to an easy 8-wicket victory over Galle CC. 

Kurunegala YCC managed to shock renowned Chilaw Marians CC defeating them by 16 runs in a closely fought encounter between the two sides. Dhanushka Dharmasiri (53) and Gayan Maneeshan (42) set the foundation for the victory with the bat which was well backed up by the bowlers led by Nimasara Atharagalla  (4/26) and Lahiru Jayaratne (2/24). 

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Brief Scores

Group – D

  • Venue – NCC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Ragama CC

Navy Sports Club 87/9 (20) Chanaka Ruwansiri 24, Ishan Jayaratne 3/20, Janith Liyanage 2/08, Binura Fernando 2/11 

Ragama Cricket Club 88/6 (17.4) Nishan Madushka 27, Dilanka Auwardt 2/17

Result – Ragama CC won by 4 wickets 

Group – A

  • Venue – SSC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Badureliya CC

Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club 164/8 (20) Muditha Lakshan 73, Pramud Hettiwatte 43, Mithira Thenura 3/25, Alankara Asanka Silva 2/32

Badureliya Cricket Club 139 (18.2) Sandun Weerakkody 37, Milinda Siriwardana 25, Pramud Hettiwatte 4/13, Umesh Karunaratne 2/27

Result – Nugegoda S & WC won by 25 runs 

Group – C

  • Venue – Colts Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Kalutara TC

Sinhalese Sports Club 148/8 (20) Krishan Sanjula 52, Nipuna Kariyawasam 4/31

Kalutara Town Club 121 (19.2) Gihan Rupasinghe 36, Jeffrey Vandersay 3/25, Himesh Ramanayake 2/21, Haritha Jayasuriya 2/26

Result – SSC won by 27 runs  

Group – B

  • Venue – CCC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Bloomfield C & AC

Nondescripts Cricket Club 155/7 (20) Hasitha Boyagoda 38, Kamil Mishara 29*, Angelo Perera 22, Lahiru Udara 22 

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 106/7 (20) Harsha Vithana 25, Nipun Haggalla 23, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 22, Chamika Gunasekara 3/04, Sahan Arachchige 2/22 

Result – NCC won by 49 runs 

Group – C

  • Venue – Colts Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Kurunegala YCC

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 151/8 (20) Dhanushka Dharmasiri 53, Gayan Maneeshan 42, Pulina Tharanga 2/22 

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 135 (19.2) Kasun Vidura 36, Lasith Croospulle 35, Nimasara Atharagalla 4/26, Lahiru Jayaratne 2/24

Result – Kurunegala YCC won by 16 runs 

Group – D

  • Venue – NCC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Tamil Union C & AC

Army Cricket Club 104 (19.3) Asela Gunaratne 34, Shiran Fernando 3/17, Ravindu Fernando 2/11, Isuru Udana 2/16 

Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club 108/4 (17.5) Sadeera Samarawickrama 52, Manoj Sarathchandra 29, Maheesh Theekshana 2/13 

Result – Tamil Union C & AC won by 6 wickets 

Group – A

  • Venue – SSC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Galle CC

Galle Cricket Club 75 (16.1) Lahiru Gamage 2/06, Lahiru Madushanka 2/07, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/12, Ashan Priyanjan 2/25

Colombo Cricket Club 79/2 (7.1) Minod Bhanuka 29*, Ron Chandraguptha 24

Result – CCC won by 8 wickets 

Group – B

  • Venue – CCC Grounds, Colombo
  • Toss – Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC

Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 128 (19.5) Ishan Rangana 39, Nimantha Perera 23, Yohan De Silva 20, Dhananjaya Lakshan 3/17, Saranga Rajaguru 2/23

Colombo Colts Cricket Club 129/2 (15.5) Priyamal Perera 64*, Sangeeth Cooray 36*, Kithuruwan Vithanage 24 

Result – Colts CC won by 8 wickets