Pawantha, Thanuka lead Ace Capital to second win

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Pawantha, Thanuka lead Ace Capital to second win

Seven matches of SLC Major Clubs 50 Overs Tournament 2024 were worked off today (13th June) at several venues across the island.

Moors Sports Club registered a convincing win over Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club in their Group B encounter played at Bloomfield Grounds, Colombo.

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After being put into bat first, Moors SC posted 229 runs for 9 wickets thanks to brilliant knocks from Janishka Perera and Pasindu Sooriyabandara. The opening batter Perera stroked 97 runs off 138 balls with 3 fours and a six, while Sooriyabandara hit 75 runs off 83 balls with 6 fours and a six.

The right-arm seamer Dilshan Abeysinghe was the standout performer with the ball for Nugegoda S & WC, as he grabbed 5 wickets for 39 runs. The off-spinner Tillakaratne Sampath also picked up 3 wickets for 34 runs.

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In reply, Nugegoda S & WC made only 178 runs for 8 wickets in the allotted 49 overs. The right-arm seamer Milan Rathnayake (3/26) and off-spinner Ramesh Mendis (2/21) shared 5 wickets between them.

Meanwhile, Sinhalese Sports Club suffered a 5-wicket defeat at the hands of Ace Capital Cricket Club in their Group A encounter played at SLAOCIC Stadium in Kalutara.

The strong SSC batting outfit was restricted to just 157 runs despite Dimuth Karunaratne’s fighting half-century. The off-spinner Thanuka Dabare once again stood out with the ball for Ace Capital CC, scalping 3 wickets for 31 runs.

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Ace Capital CC chased down the target in the 39th over with 5 wickets in hand. Pawantha Weerasinghe anchored the run-chase with a match-winning half-century – 79 runs off 102 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes.

Brief Scores

SSC – 157 (42.3) Dimuth Karunaratne 79, Thanuka Dabare 3/31, Ravindu Rathnayake 2/16, Sammu Ashan 2/31

 

Ace Capital CC – 162/5 (38.4) Pawantha Weerasinghe 79*, Sammu Ashan 39, Pramod Madushan 2/24

 

Result – Ace Capital CC won by 5 wickets

Tamil Union C & AC – 184 (37) Sandun Weerakkody 39, Sithara Hapuhinna 36, Mohammed Shamaaz 36, Ayana Siriwardhana 21, Pasindu Ushettige 2/30, Chanura Fernando 2/35, Dilshan Munaweera 2/37

 

Negombo CC – 139 (33.2) Sheshan Fernando 34, Theesan Vithushan 3/22, Tharindu Rathnayake 3/33, Miranga Wickramage 2/32

 

Result – Tamil Union C & AC won by 45 runs

Bloomfield C & AC – 218/6 (26) Lahiru Madushanka 66, Sachitha Jayatilake 41*, Nipun Karunanayake 34, Jeffrey Vandersay 23*, Santhush Gunathilake 2/23, Nipun Malinga 2/32

 

Ragama CC – 204/9 (26) Pulina Tharanga 69, Ravindu Sembukutty 68*, Gaviru Senhas 24, Traveen Mathew 3/27, Isitha Wijesundara 2/38

 

Result – Bloomfield C & AC won by 14 runs

Kurunegala YCC – 178/8 (50) Rashmika Madushanka 42, Kamesh Nirmal 25, Hasith Perera 21, Tharinda Wijesinghe 20, Akila Dananjaya 2/28

Colts CC – 179/6 (29.5) Ravindu Rasantha 57, Dinesh Chandimal 45, Yashodha Lanka 31, Tharinda Wijesinghe 2/13

 

Result – Colts CC won by 4 wickets

Badureliya SC – 141 (43.1) Sasanka Nirmal 45, Ranesh Silva 31, Dunith Jayatunga 25, Usman Ishak 4/16, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/17, Akila Dilshan 2/21

 

Kandy Customs CC – 142/8 (40.5) Nadun Dilshan 32, Nalaka Thenuwara 25, Thevindu Dickwella 21, Kalana Wijesiri 21, Sadeep Kavishka 3/24, Sasanka Nirmal 2/16, Alankara Asanka 2/39

 

Result – Kandy Customs CC won by 2 wickets 

Colombo CC – 196 (33.5) Ashan Priyanjan 47, Sonal Dinusha 36, Damith Kappagoda 3/24, Charuka Pramod 3/32, Dilum Sudeera 2/32

 

Police SC – 130 (30) Dhanuja Induwara 43, Rashmika Hirushan 23, Chaturanga de Silva 4/26, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/15, Duvindu Ranatunga 2/20

 

Result – CCC won by 66 runs

Moors SC – 229/9 (49) Janishka Perera 97, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 75, Dilshan Abeysinghe 5/39, Tillakaratne Sampath 3/34

 

Nugegoda S & WC – 178/8 (49) Kevin Perera 58*, Tillakaratne Sampath 29, Milan Rathnayake 3/26, Ramesh Mendis 2/21

 

Result – Moors SC won by 51 runs