The stage set for a thrilling final between SSC and Police

SLC Major Clubs 3-Day Tournament 2023

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The stage set for thrilling final between SSC and Police

Sinhalese Sports Club will take on Police Sports Club in the final of the SLC Major Clubs 3-Day Tournament 2023 from 8th to 11th December at NCC Grounds, Colombo.

Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), who competed in Group A in the first round, managed to top the group with 3 wins in 10 games while hanging onto 6 draws with one game ending in no result.

Their opposition in the final – Police Sports Club, also had a similar fate in the first round, where they topped Group B with 3 wins in 10 games while 6 matches ended in draws with a no-result encounter.

Group A – Points Table

TEAM MATCHES WON LOST DRAW NO RESULT POINTS
SINHALESE SPORTS CLUB 10 3 0 6 1 109.15
COLTS CRICKET CLUB 10 4 1 5 0 99.89
RAGAMA CRICKET CLUB 10 2 2 4 2 78.00
BURGHER RECREATION CLUB 10 3 3 3 1 72.46
COLOMBO CRICKET CLUB 10 2 1 5 2 70.09
NEGOMBO CRICKET CLUB 10 0 3 6 1 68.54
KANDY CUSTOMS CRICKET CLUB 10 2 2 5 1 59.31
NUGEGODA SPORTS WELFARE CLUB 10 1 1 8 0 55.70
PANADURA SPORTS CLUB 10 1 2 6 1 48.14
GALLE CRICKET CLUB 10 0 3 6 1 47.29
SRI LANKA ARMY SPORTS CLUB 10 0 0 8 2 39.90

Group B – Points Table

TEAM MATCHES WON LOST DRAW NO RESULT POINTS
POLICE SPORTS CLUB 10 3 0 6 1 114.25
NONDESCRIPTS CRICKET CLUB 10 4 1 5 0 107.24
ACE CAPITAL CRICKET CLUB 10 4 1 5 0 104.28
TAMIL UNION CRICKET & ATHLETIC CLUB 10 1 2 6 1 85.84
MOORS SPORTS CLUB 10 3 2 4 1 83.20
BLOOMFIELD CRICKET & ATHLETIC CLUB 10 4 1 4 1 81.09
BADURELIYA SPORTS CLUB 10 3 1 4 2 66.97
CHILAW MARIANS CRICKET CLUB 10 1 4 5 0 55.67
KURUNEGALA YOUTH CRICKET CLUB 10 1 2 5 2 43.25
SRI LANKA AIR FORCE SPORTS CLUB 10 0 5 5 0 40.30
SEBASTIANITES CRICKET AND ATHLETIC CLUB 10 0 5 3 2 35.96

 

The 19-year-old Shevon Daniel has been SSC’s top run-getter this season as he amassed 637 runs in 8 matches at 79.62. The off-spinner Lakshitha Manasinghe, who claimed 34 wickets in 9 games at 29.02, was the top wicket-taker for SSC.

Most Runs – Sinhalese Sports Club

PLAYER MATCHES INNINGS RUNS AVERAGE HIGHEST
SHEVON DANIEL 8 10 637 79.62 209
NUWANIDU FERNANDO 8 10 372 41.33 157
AVISHKA FERNANDO 7 8 330 41.25 83
NIPUN DHANANJAYA 8 9 277 30.77 69
KAVINDU NADEESHAN 6 5 235 58.75 109*

Most Wickets – Sinhalese Sports Club

PLAYER MATCHES INNINGS WICKETS AVERAGE BEST
LAKSHITHA MANASINGHE 9 17 34 29.02 6/61
NISALA THARAKA 9 17 29 21.62 5/58
NIMNAKA JAYATHILAKE 5 8 21 25.85 5/52
PRABATH JAYASURIYA 5 9 20 21.45 5/47
KALANA PERERA 4 8 11 25.36 3/45

 

Police Sports Club’s skipper Ashen Bandara is the tournament’s leading run-scorer as he aggregated 664 runs in 9 matches at 55.33. The veteran left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, who picked up 72 wickets in 9 games at 15.79 was the top wicket-taker for Police Sports Club.

Most Runs – Police Sports Club

PLAYER MATCHES INNINGS RUNS AVERAGE HIGHEST
ASHEN BANDARA 9 14 664 55.33 113*
PRIYAMAL PERERA 9 14 456 38.00 101
HESHAN DHANUSHKA 9 15 445 29.66 142
GITANSH KHERA 5 8 262 37.42 75
DHANUJA INDUWARA 7 10 222 22.20 47

Most Wickets – Police Sports Club

PLAYER MATCHES INNINGS WICKETS AVERAGE BEST
MALINDA PUSHPAKUMARA 9 18 72 15.79 7/63
NALIN PRIYADARSHANA 9 18 40 23.60 5/61
SUPUN MADUSHANKA 6 9 10 17.10 2/28
DANAL HEMANANDA 7 13 9 33.00 3/33
PRIYAMAL PERERA 9 9 7 14.42 2/16

 

Some of the national star cricketers such as Kusal Mendis (SSC), Avishka Fernando (SSC), Kusal Perera (Police SC), Dasun Shanaka (SSC), Prabath Jayasuriya (SSC) and Ashen Bandara (Police SC) likely to feature in the final what is sure to be an exciting contest.

ThePapare – Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Sports Channel, will bring you live coverage of this encounter. ThePapare is available on Dialog Television Channel 119, Dialog ViU app and ThePapare.com Web.