Edirisinghe, Kumara, Fernando, Fransisco and Dhanushka rack up tons

SLC Major League Tournament 2022

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SLC Major League Tournament 2022

The twelve 9th week matches of the SLC Major League Tournament 2022 concluded today (16th October) with no games producing results. In fact, a grand total of only 3 overs were possible in the first two days due to persistent rains before there was some play on the final day. Still, two games had to be abandoned with no play at all.

Being the only game that had some overs of play before the final day, the game between BRC and Sebastianites C & AC at BRC grounds saw the home side’s opening pair making some valuable runs for their side after they had faced 5 consecutive outright defeats in their previous games. BRC’s wicket-keeper batter Leo Fransisco went on to record his second ton of the tournament while Sebastianites’ leg-spinning all-rounder Tharusha Fernando claimed his maiden 5-wicket haul in First Class cricket with figures of 7/92. The highlight of the Sebastianites innings was big-hitting all-rounder Sachitha Jayatilake’s 23-ball 51 which had 2 fours and 6 sixes.

>> Just three overs allowed on day 2 of week 9

In the other games, Police SC’s Heshan Dhanushka scored his 4th century of the season against Lankan CC while the in-form spinner Prabath Jayasuriya registered his 6th 5-wicket haul of the tournament against Kandy Customs CC.

The games in Galle and Maggona were completely washed out without a single ball being bowled in the 3 days.

GROUP A

BRC vs Sebastianites C & AC at BRC Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Sebastianites

BRC – 262 (67.3) Leo Fransisco 103, Tillakaratne Sampath 62, Sachintha Peiris 35, Tharusha Fernando 7/92, Sachitha Jayatilake 2/15

Sebastianites C & AC – 162/9 (48) Sachitha Jayathilake 51, Lohan de Zoysa 29, Tillakaratne Sampath 4/33, Dushan Hemantha 3/71, Sachintha Peiris 2/53

Match Drawn

Police SC vs Lankan CC at Police Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Lankan

Police SC – 222/4d (65) Heshan Dhanushka 100*, Supun Madushanka 45, Nadeera Balasooriya 31

Lankan CC – 3/2 (5) Chathura Randunu 2/0

Match Drawn

Kandy Customs CC vs SSC at Thurstan College Grounds, Colombo

Toss: SSC

Kandy Customs CC – 160 (55.2) Rashmika Madushanka 55*, Ian Dev Singh 48, Prabath Jayasuriya 5/54, Lakshitha Manasinghe 3/46

SSC – 134/4 (26) Lakshitha Manasinghe 35, Nuwanidu Fernando 35, Manoj Sarathchandra 28*, Sachithra Perera 2/27, Umega Chathuranga 2/53

Match Drawn

Kurunegala Youth CC vs Colts CC at Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala

Toss: Colts

Kurunegala Youth CC – 155/6 (57.4) Asitha Wanninayake 66, Asantha Basnayake 29, Jehan Daniel 2/19

Match Drawn

Galle CC vs Moors SC at Galle International Stadium

No Play due to Rain

No Result

Kalutara TC vs Ragama CC at Surrey Village Grounds, Maggona

No Play due to Rain

No Result

Just three overs allowed on day 2 of week 9

In Group B, luckily there were no complete washouts. The game between Army SC and Navy SC in Welisara saw the visiting team almost completing a stunning outright win within just a day. However, they were short of 7 wickets when the game ended with the hosts still 154 runs behind. For Army, skipper Lakshan Edirisinghe and wicket-keeper Mahesh Kumara put on an unbeaten 206-run 5th wicket stand as both scored centuries to help them put a competitive 271/4d on the board for the first innings. Then the tournament’s highest wicket-taker left-arm spinner Kaumal Nanayakkara claimed his 9th 5-wicket haul of the tournament to bundle out Navy for just 106 in their second innings. The Navy was reeling at 11 for 3 when the game came to an end.

Sri Lanka Test cap Oshada Fernando scored his first century of the tournament for Ace Capital CC against Badureliya SC while Tamil Union C & AC’s all-rounder Ravindu Fernando claimed his maiden 5-wicket haul in First Class cricket against Bloomfield C & AC.

The game between Chilaw Marians CC and Air Force SC at the R. Premadasa International Stadium saw the Airmen making an interesting move by giving a ball to every member of the playing XI. All eleven team members including wicket-keeper Udayawansha Parakrama, who had never bowled in his professional cricket career thus far, had a go at the Chilaw Marians batters as they ended the day on 292 for 6.

GROUP B

Navy SC vs Army SC at Navy Grounds, Welisara

Toss: Navy

Army SC – 271/4d (61) Lakshan Edirisinghe 123*, Mahesh Kumara 111*, Navin Kavikara 4/103

Navy SC – 106 (30.3) Sahan Kosala 29, Vinodh Perera 26, Kaumal Nanayakkara 5/46, Lakshan Edirisinghe 3/25 & 11/3 (4) Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/11

Match Drawn

Ace Capital CC vs Badureliya SC at SLAOCIC Stadium, Dombagoda

Toss: Badureliya

Ace Capital CC – 192/4d (42) Oshada Fernando 113*, Ninad Kadam 41, Chalana De Silva 3/94

Badureliya SC – 65/2 (19) Dunith Jayatunga 27*, Sithum Dissanayaka 2/13

Match Drawn

Bloomfield C & AC vs Tamil Union C & AC at Bloomfield Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Tamil Union

Bloomfield C & AC – 107 (35.3) Lahiru Madushanka 24, Ravindu Fernando 5/37, Raveen De Silva 3/31, Dilum Sudeera 2/24 & 28/1 (7)

Tamil Union C & AC – 215 (39.1) Supun Kavinda 59, Kamesh Nirmal 54, Ron Chandraguptha 26, Lahiru Madushanka 3/34, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 2/76

Match Drawn

 

 

Chilaw Marians CC vs Air Force SC at R. Premadasa International Stadium, Colombo

Toss: Air Force

Chilaw Marians CC – 292/6 (72) Raveen Yasas 95, Anuj Jotin 89*, Swapnil Gugale 44, Kasun Vidura 27, Lasanda Rukmal 3/58, Gayan Sirisoma 3/98

Match Drawn

Negombo CC vs Panadura SC at BOI Grounds, Katunayake

Toss: Negombo

Panadura SC – 300/9d (86.4) Nimesh Vimukthi 59, Pawan De Silva 50, Abhishek Gupta 43, Roshan Wijenayake 39, Koshan Danushka 38, Chanura Fernando 3/50, Upul Indrasiri 3/106, Jatin Saxena 2/72

Negombo CC – 75/4 (7.1) Dilshan Munaweera 24, Nimesh Vimukthi 2/38

Match Drawn

Saracens SC vs Nugegoda S & WC at Moors Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Saracens

Nugegoda S & WC – 177/4d (56) Rumesh Buddika 57*, Murtaza Trunkwala 49, Dilhara Polgampola 33, Sandun Mendis 2/53

Saracens SC – 19/0 (5)

Match Drawn

The next set of games will begin on the 21st of this month.

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