Dilshan Munaweera and Jeewan Mendis steal the show

SLC Major Club T20 Tournament 2020/21

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Dilshan Munaweera and Jeewan Mendis
 

Eight more matches of the SLC Major Club T20 Tournament 2020/21 were worked off today at Colombo and Katunayake. National capped Dilshan Munaweera made the headlines today with a brutal knock of 74 runs off 44 balls against Nugegoda S&WC. 

One of the main highlights of the day was the tied match between Kurunegala YCC and Police SC. The lads from Kurunegala posted 155 runs for 3 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Gayan Maneeshan top-scored with an unbeaten 85 runs off 64 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. 

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In reply, the cops scored the same number of runs, losing 8 wickets. Wicket keeper batsman Maduranga Zoysa made 62 runs off 43 balls with 4 fours and a six. Negombo CC, Moors SC and Ragama CC registered comprehensive victories in their respective encounters. 

National capped Dilshan Munaweera stole the limelight after a while, top-scoring 74 runs off 44 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes for Negombo CC. Lahiru Milantha gave him good support at the other end, scoring an unbeaten 66 runs off 49 balls with 7 fours. 

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The star of the Moors’ win was veteran leg spinner Jeewan Mendis, who ripped through the batting lineup of Kalutara Town Club, picking up 5 scalps for 21 runs. Nishan Madushka (58) and left-arm seamer Binura Fernando (3/22) were instrumental in guiding Ragama CC to a 6-wicket win over Saracens SC.  

The Lankan CC batsman Harsha Cooray scored his third half-century of the tournament today against Bloomfield Cricket Club. With that knock, he has been able to score 3 fifties in 5 innings, bringing his tally of runs to 199, with an average of 66.33. 

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Brief Scores

Group – A

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

Galle Cricket Club 145/7 (20) Eranga Rathnayake 45, Dilshan Kanchana 40, Sampath Perera 3/34

Kandy Customs Sports Club 121 (19.1) Chanaka Wijesinghe 24, Sasith Manuranga 23, Chalana De Silva 4/23, Nimesh Perera (Jnr.) 2/17 

Result – Galle CC won by 24 runs 

Group – B

  • Venue – Marians Gounds, Katunayake 
  • Toss – Lankan CC

Lankan Cricket Club 136/4 (20) Harsha Cooray 50*, Damitha Silva 34, Sanjika Ridma 28, Dilum Fernando 2/24 

Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club 140/6 (19.1) Nipun Haggalla 57, Damitha Silva 2/20

Result – Bloomfield C&AC won by 4 wickets 

Group – C

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


Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 155/3 (20) Gayan Maneeshan 85, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 28, Lahiru Diyantha 2/23 

Police Sports Club 155/8 (20) Maduranga Zoysa 62, Asel Sigera 22, Supun Madushanka 21, Randeera Ranasinghe 2/26, Nimasara Atharagalla 3/27

Result – Match Tied 

Group – D

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

Tamil Union Cricket & Athletice Club 141/7 (20) Sithara Gimhan 32, Supun Kavinda 28, Sachitha Jayathilake 2/19, Chathura Obeyesekere 2/29, Tharusha Fernando 2/21

Sebastianities Cricket & Athletic Club 92 (20) Sacha De Alwis 31, Vihan Gunasekare 22, Shiran Fernando 4/19, Pramod Madushan 2/15

Result – Tamil Union C&AC won by 49 runs 

Group – A

  • Venue – SSC Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Nugegoda S & WC

Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club 153/5 (20) Muditha Lakshan 60*, Pramud Hettiwatte 51, Roshen Fernando 2/28 

Negombo Cricket Club 154/1 (16.5) Dilshan Munaweera 74, Lahiru Milantha 66*

Result – Negombo CC won by 9 wickets 

Group – B

  • Venue – Marians Grounds, Katunayake 
  • Toss – Ace Capital CC 

Air Force Sports Club 153/8 (20) Ravindu Sembukuttige 46, Parakrama 25, Sameera De Zoysa 22, Ishan Abeysekara 3/24    

Ace Capital Cricket Club 143/7 (20) Irosh Samarasooriya 53, Prashan Wickramasinghe 27, Sanjaya Ranaweera 2/14, Aravinda Premaratne 2/20 

Result – Air Force SC won by 10 runs 

Group – C

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

Kalutara Town Club 74 (13.5) Tharaka Waduge 23, Pansilu Deshan 21*, Jeewan Mendis 5/21

Moors Sports Club 75/2 (8.4) Ranitha Liyanarachchi 39, Mahela Udawatta 24*, Mithun Jayawickrama 2/25

Result – Moors SC won by 8 wickets 

Group – D

  • Venue – NCC Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Saracens SC

Saracens Sports Club 116 (19.1) Sanjaya Chaturanga 33, Binura Fernando 3/22, Ishan Jayarathna 2/26,janaka Sampath 2/18, Janith Liyanage 2/10

Ragama Cricket Club 120/4 (19.2) Nishan Madushka 58, Ayana Siriwardhana 1/11

Result – Ragama CC won by 6 wickets