Mathews, Janith & Damith hit centuries

SLC Major Clubs 3-day Tournament 2023

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SLC Major Clubs 3-Day Tournament 2023

Third week of the Major Clubs 3-Day Tournament 2023 began yesterday (7th July) with another 10 games taking place at several venues across the island. However, some of the matches were not able to be played with a full day of cricket due to bad weather conditions. 

On the opening day, three batters were managed to cross the 3-figure mark while a spinner from Tamil Union registered the only fifer of the day.  

Ragama CC middle-order batter, Janith Liyanage scored a century against SSC. He stroked 106 off 127 balls, within 10 fours & 5 sixes, helping Ragama CC post 345 for their first innings. 

Veteran batter Angelo Mathews continued from where he left off last week, registering his 3rd hundred for Colts CC this season. The former remained unbeaten on 129, facing 233 balls with 16 boundaries and still topping the batting chart as well. 

Wicket-keeper batsman of Kurunegala YCC, Damith Perera also notched up an unbeaten century against Air Force SC. 

In the bowling front, left-arm spinner, Dilum Sudeera bowled an excellent spell, finishing with 5/77 in 24 overs including 4 maidens, for Tamil Union against Police SC. 

Brief Scores: 

CCC and Galle CC 

CCC – 219 (74.4): Ashan Priyanjan 73, Lakshan Sandakan 55, Ruwantha Kellepotha 4/57, Umegha Chaturanga 3/77 

Kandy Customs CC and Nugegoda SWC 

Kandy Customs – 198 (66.3): Anureet Singh 88, TM Sampath 4/47, Lahiru Gamage 3/57, Chalana de Silva 3/81 

Nugegoda Sports Club – 65/2 (27) 

Army SC and BRC 

Army – 88/3 (40): Ashan Randika 43 

Ragama CC and SSC 

Ragama – 345 (85.1): Janith Liyanage 106, Sanjaya Chathuranga 58, Kalana Perera 3/60 

 SSC – 0/1 (2): 

Colts CC vs Panadura SC 

Colts – 274/8 (90): Angelo Mathews 129*, Vishad Randika 51, Asela Sampath 3/53 

Police SC vs Tamil Union C & AC 

Police – 202 (57.1): Priyamal Perera 52*, Dilum Sudeera 5/77 

Tamil Union – 133/6 (39): Ravindu Fernando 46* 

Kurunegala Youth CC vs Air Force SC 

Kurunegala – 289/4 (90): Damith Perera 106*, Dilhara Polgampola 77 

Moors SC vs Bloomfield C & AC 

Moores – 183 (46.2): ​​Sahan Nanayakkara 4/65, Asitha Wanninayake 3/18, Manelker de Silva 3/42 

Bloomfield – 41/3 (12): 

NCC vs ACE Capital CC 

 NCC – 167 (39.5): Nimsara Atharagalla 4/48, Roshan Jayatissa 3/52 

ACE Capital – 93/2 (18): 

Chilaw Marians CC vs Baduraliya SC 

Chilaw Marians – 163/2 (47): Kasun Vidura 44 

The action will resume today for the second day.