Sinhalese Sports Club crowned Major Emerging League champions

SLC Major Emerging League 2018

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Sinhalese Sports Club was crowned champions of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Emerging League Tournament 2018 as they defeated Colts Cricket Club today at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.  

Sandun Weerakkody and Charith Asalanka put SSC on top

The match ended in a draw but SSC managed to win the first innings points and became the champions in the 24-team tournament organized by Sri Lanka Cricket which lasted for three weeks.

Colts Cricket Club was 12 runs for 1 wicket at close of play yesterday in reply to the 385 runs posted by SSC in their first innings. Colts batsmen had an uphill task in their hands on day two but could not impress with the bat as they were bundled out for 197 runs in the first innings.

Vishad Randika strokes a ton; SSC and Colts reach Final

Right handed batsman Avishka Fernando (35) and in-form batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama  (33) who made a classy century in the quarter finals, top scored with the bat for Colts but could not make a significant contribution to go past SSC first innings total.

>>Photos: SSC v Colts – Premier Emerging League 2018/19 – Finals | Day 02<<

Spin twins Tharindu Rathnayake and Akash Senarathne were the pick of the bowlers for SSC as they shared 6 wickets between them. SSC batsmen began their second innings 188 runs ahead and posted 103 runs for 2 wickets when umpires called stumps. Right handed batsman Sammu Ashan starred with the bat scoring 72 runs.

Sandun Weerakkody slams a ton; Rajeewa Weerasinghe takes 5

Brief scores

Sinhalese Sports Club – 385/8d (84.3) Charith Asalanka 115, Sandun Weerakkody 84, Kavindu Kulasekara 67, Krishan Sanjula 26*, Mahesh Theekshana 3/76, Kavishka Anjula 2/60, Chalana De Silva 2/94 & 103/2 (19.3) Sammu Ashan 72, Krishan Sanjula 15*

Colts Cricket Club – 197 (53.4) Avishka Fernando 35, Sadeera Samarawickrama 33, Mahesh Theekshana 27*, Jehan Daniel 23, Hashan Dumindu 21, Tharindu Rathnayake 3/45, Akash Senarathne 3/68, Charith Asalanka 2/17