Quarter finals of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Emerging League Tournament 2018 concluded today in several venues. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Lasith Croospulle starred with the bat scoring centuries while Asher Warnakulasooriya and Rajeewa Weerasinghe starred with the ball picking up 4-wicket hauls each.
Galle Cricket Club vs Bloomfield Cricket Club
Right arm seamer Asher Warnakulasooriya and off spinner Rajeewa Weerasinghe picked up 4 wickets each as Galle Cricket Club managed to take first innings points against Bloomfield Cricket Club in the drawn encounter which was worked off today at Air Force grounds in Welisara.
Galle Cricket Club – 320 (74.2) Bawantha Udangamuwa 184, Avindu Fernando 56, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 26, Asanka Singapuli 4/69, Imran Khan 3/46, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 3/74 & 80/4 (24) Harsha Vithana 30, Shanuka Bandara 21, Aravinda Premarathne 4/30
Bloomfield Cricket Club – 180 (61.1) Asel Sigera 46, Imran Khan 33, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 32, Aravind Premarathne 21, Asher Warnakulasooriya 4/30, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 4/78, Gayan Sirisoma 2/56
Result – Match Drawn (Galle CC won first innings points)
Colts Cricket Club vs Moors Sports Club
Colts Cricket Club dominated their match against Moors Sports Club taking first innings points in the drawn encounter which concluded today at CCC grounds. After putting a par score on the board in their first innings, Colts bowlers led by off spinner Mahesh Theekshana and seamer Nisala Tharaka managed to restrict Moors batsmen for 119 runs.
Colts Cricket Club – 251 (67) Nishan Madushka 88, Jehan Daniel 51, Hashan Dumindu 40, Sadeera Samarawickrama 26, Chanuka Dilshan 4/89, Tharindu Kaushal 3/51 & 352/6 (73) Sadeera Samarawickrama 122, Nishan Madushka 89, Avishka Fernando 51, Jehan Daniel 54, Ramesh Mendis 2/44, Tharindu Kaushal 2/90
Moors Sports Club – 119 (34) Ramesh Mendis 26, Pabasara Waduge 23, Mahesh Theekshana 3/10, Nisala Tharaka 3/42, Kavishka Anjula 2/31, Jehan Daniel 2/21
Result – Match Drawn (Colts won first innings points)
Burgher Recreation Club vs Tamil Union Cricket Club
The encounter between Burgher Recreation Club and Tamil Union Cricket Club ended in a draw today at R. Premadasa grounds in Colombo. Tamil Union batsmen replied strongly with the bat in their first innings as left handed trio Binura Fernando, Lahiru Milantha and Ramith Rambukwella stroked half-tons for the club.
Burgher Recreation Club – 357 (87) Raminda Wijesuriya 98, Savin Gunasekara 70, Hashen Ramanayake 48, Lasith Lakshan 41, Chameera Dissanayake 26*, Vikum Sanjaya 23, Binura Fernando 3/56, Isuru Dananjaya 2/21, Ramith Rambukwella 2/40, Thilanga Udeshana 2/86
Tamil Union Cricket Club – 305/5 (85.3) Binura Fernando 91, Lahiru Milantha 76, Ramith Rambukwella 54*, Avindu Theekshana 28, Kithruwan Vithanage 20, Vikum Sanjaya 2/75, TM Sampath 2/82
Result – Match Drawn (Tamil Union qualified due to Bonus Points)
Sinhalese Sports Club vs Negombo Sports Club
Sinhalese Sports Club managed to take first innings points against Negombo Sports Club thanks to the knock played by Chathupama Gunasinghe in the first innings at P. Sara grounds in Colombo. Lasith Croospulle also starred with the bat scoring a ton for the Negombo lads.
Negombo Sports Club – 192 (52.3) Sanith De Mel 38, Shihan Dilasri 30, Dilan Jayalath 28, Sachin Dalpethado 21, Lasith Croospulle 27, Akash Senarathne 7/87 & 256/5 (51.4) Lasith Croospulle 127, Shihan Dilasri 84, Sahan Arachchige 34, Pathum Hasaranga 2/0, Sammu Ashan 2/41
Sinhalese Sports Club – 264 (54.4) Chathupama Gunasinghe 82, Kavian Naresh 40*, Sammu Ashan 35, Akash Senarathne 26, Samitha De Mel 4/55, Sandakan Pathirana 2/109
Result – Match Drawn (SSC won first innings points)