Heshan Danushka’s double ton help Police record first innings win over Ragama

SLC Major League Tournament 2022

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SLC Major League Tournament 2022
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The twelve 5th week matches of the SLC Major League Tournament 2022 concluded today (18th September) as 4 matches produced results.

SSC climbed up to the second spot of Group A with their 113-run over BRC today. After declaring their second innings on 203/8 setting the home team BRC a target of 364, the SSC left-arm-spin duo of Prabath Jayasuriya and Nimnaka Jayathilaka bundled out the opponents for 250 runs sharing 9 wickets among them. Test cap Jayasuriya completed a match bag of 11 wickets to set up a clinical win for the SSC boys. For BRC, skipper Tillakaratne Sampath’s 7 wickets in the second innings and all-rounder Dushan Hemantha’s unbeaten 103 in just 75 balls in the fourth innings stood out.

The other win of Group A was recorded by Galle CC as their Indian leg-spinner Raghu Sharma guided them for a comfortable win by an innings and 13 runs against Kalutara TC. Sharma who enjoyed bowling on the Galle track claimed 11 wickets in the match. This is Sharma’s second match-bag of more than 10 wickets in this tournament.

At Moors Grounds, the home team escaped defeat thanks to some late resistance shown by the lower middle order and the tail. Chasing 304 in the fourth innings they managed to end the day on 241 for 8 denying CCC a deserving victory. Early in the day, Moors skipper Ramesh Mendis grabbed 6 wickets to restrict the CCC second innings for 269. Later in the day, for CCC, Sonal Dinusha recorded his career-best bowling figures in a match as he claimed 3-second innings wickets to go with his 8 in the first innings.

Playing in a domestic first-class game after a while, Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked T20I allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga enjoyed a good outing with CCC scoring a 46-ball 56 and claiming 4 wickets in the second innings.

Police SC recorded a much-needed first innings win over Ragama CC as they scored a massive 460/6d for their first innings in reply to Ragama’s 400. Opener Heshan Dhanushka scored 233 for the cops recording the third highest individual score of the tournament so far. Batting in their second innings, Ragama opener debutant Yohan Liyanage scored his maiden first-class ton while in-form batter Nishan Madushka scored 81, which is his 8th consecutive 50+ score in all formats and 7th consecutive in first-class cricket.

In more individual brilliance in Group A this week, Colts CC’s Hashan Dumindu scored an unbeaten 138 against Lankan CC while Sebastianites C & AC’s ambidextrous spinner Tharindu Ratnayake recorded his second 10+ match bag in the tournament claiming 10 wickets against Kurunegala Youth CC.

GROUP A

BRC vs SSC at BRC Grounds, Colombo

Toss: BRC

SSC – 373 (103.2) Kavindu Nadeeshan 87, Nuwanidu Fernando 72, Nipun Dananjaya 54, Charith Asalanka 44, Prabath Jayasuriya 30, Roshen Silva 25, Dushan Hemantha 4/105, Duvindu Tillakaratne 3/77, Umeshka Morais 2/33 & 203/8d (41.3) Nuwanidu Fernando 56, Roshen Silva 45, Nipun Dananjaya 43, Tillakaratne Sampath 7/77

BRC – 213 (51.1) Tillakaratne Sampath 61, Malinda Jayod 39, Dulaj Ashen 28, Prabath Jayasuriya 6/71, Nisala Tharaka 3/31 & 250 (40.5) (Target 364) Dushan Hemantha 103*, Lahiru Samarakoon 39, Umeshka Morais 31, Prabath Jayasuriya 5/110, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 4/41

SSC won by 113 runs

Galle CC vs Kalutara TC at Galle International Cricket Stadium

Toss: Kalutara

Kalutara TC – 190 (51.2) Kosala Ravindu 75, Sawan Kankanamge 37, Raghu Sharma 5/52 & 202 (71.1) Sawan Kankanamge 43, Yesith Rupasinghe 39, Nipuna Gamage 32, Tharindu Siriwardene 32, Raghu Sharma 6/56, Sandun Madushanka 2/19

Galle CC – 405/6d (111) Shalith Fernando 133, Vinura Dulsara 77, Kavindu Ediriweera 72, Sameen Kandanearachchi 71, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/48, Tharindu Siriwardene 2/52, Ishan Abeysekara 2/102

Galle CC won by an innings and 13 runs

Moors SC vs CCC at Moors Grounds, Colombo

Toss: CCC

CCC – 249 (76.4) Lasith Abeyratne 73, Kamindu Mendis 59, Minod Bhanuka 41, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/71, Milan Rathnayake 2/24, Tilanga Udeshana 2/29, Theesan Vithushan 2/52 & 269 (80.2) Wanindu Hasaranga 56, Chamindu Wijesinghe 46*, Lasith Abeyratne 42, Sonal Dinusha 34, Nimesha Gunasinghe 28, Minod Bhanuka 26, Ramesh Mendis 6/65, Praveen Jayawickrama 2/95

Moors SC – 215 (56.3) Ramesh Mendis 89, Pabasara Waduge 37, Sonal Dinusha 8/67 & 241/8 (50.5) (Target 304) Mohammed Shamaaz 59, Sohan De Livera 47, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 41, Ramesh Mendis 41, Wanindu Hasaranga 4/73, Sonal Dinusha 3/65

Match Drawn

Police SC vs Ragama CC at Police Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Police

Ragama CC – 400 (118.1) Nishan Madushka 125, Janith Liyanage 71, Dulaj Bandara 47, Saminda Fernando 44, Avishka Tharindu 32, Lahiru Dawatage 28, Nalin Priyadharshana 4/95, Supun Madushanka 2/58, Nuwan Pradeep 2/76, Lahiru Diyantha 2/112 & 202/3 (32) Yohan Liyanage 106, Nishan Madushka 81, Supun Madushanka 2/40

Police SC – 460/6d (112) Heshan Dhanushka 233, Dulash Udayanga 73, Maduranga Zoysa 60, Supun Madushanka 33, Ashen Bandara 25, Manjula Jayawardhana 19*, Sanjula Bandara 2/43, Shashika Dulshan 2/171

Match Drawn

Colts CC vs Lankan CC at Colts Grounds, Colombo

Toss: Lankan

Lankan CC – 409/9d (162.2) Isivara Dissanayaka 88, Kasun Abeyrarhne 71, Deshan Dias 61, Sandun Abeywardhana 43*, Shehan Fernando 36, Yasiru Rodrigo 36, Geeth Kumara 26, Dunith Wellalage 5/90 & 33/0 (5) Shehan Fernando 17*, Devind Pathmanathan 16*

Colts CC – 413/8d (98.4) Hashan Dumindu 138*, Dhananjaya Lakshan 60, Kavishka Anjula 55, Muditha Lakshan 51*, Avishka Perera 33, Dunith Wellalage 31, Geeth Kumara 4/74, Sandun Abeywardhana 2/114

Match Drawn

Sebastianites C & AC vs Kurunegala Youth CC at SLAOCIC Stadium, Dombagoda

Toss: Kurunegala Youth

Kurunegala Youth CC – 239 (83.3) Asantha Basnayake 61, Randeera Ranasinghe 48, Gayan Maneeshan 40, Dinushka Malan 32, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 27, Lahiru Jayaratne 23*, Tharindu Ratnayake 5/93 & 297 (79.3) Asantha Basnayake 95, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 84, Dinushka Malan 30, Damith Perera 25, Tharindu Ratnayake 5/116, Chamikara Edirisinghe 4/97

Sebastianites C & AC – 352 (110.5) Tharindu Ratnayake 74, Shashrika Pussegolla 69, Saurabh Dubey 50, Sachitha Jayathilake 49, Vimud Sapnaka 22*, Sakidu Wijerathna 4/109, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 2/10

Match Drawn

>> Sonal Dinusha stuns in-form Moors with career-best figures of 8 for 67

In Group B also 2 games produced results. In Moratuwa, Navy SC recorded their first win of the tournament defeating Nugegoda S & WC by 106 runs after conceding a first innings lead. The fightback was first lead by opener Adeesha Nanayakkara who guided them towards 302/9d in the second innings with a 96 alongside valuable knocks from Madura Madushanka and Malinga Maligaspe. Nanayakkara had scored 93 in the first innings too making his 90 odd in the second innings the second instance where he fell short of a deserving 100 in the same game. The target of 240 for Nugegoda in the fourth innings seemed daunting task as the left-arm spin of Navin Kavikara claimed another 6-wicket haul for Navy. Kavikara ended the game with a complete haul of 12 wickets.

Tamil Union C & AC maintained their lead in Group B with yet another win. This win against Saracens SC is their third win of the tournament.

The NCC-Negombo CC game in Katunayake was another run-fest as NCC recorded a first innings win thanks to Sahan Arachchige’s knock of 110 on day 3 following Sandun Weerakkody’s 150 on the previous day. Negombo’s veteran spinner Upul Indrasiri claimed 5 wickets while NCC’s main strike bowler Sri Lanka Test cap Lasith Embuldeniya completed a match bag of 10 wickets including a 6-wicket haul in the second innings.

Raveen Yasas of Chilaw Marians CC and Pakistani Zahid Mansoor of Badureliya SC recorded tons against Ace Capital CC and Army SC respectively while Air Force SC’s spinner Dulanjana Mendis bagged 5 wickets against Panadura SC.

GROUP B

Nugegoda S & WC vs Navy SC at De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa

Toss: Nugegoda

Navy SC – 180 (48.5) Adeesha Nanayakkara 93, Malinga Maligaspe 30, Supun Leelaratne 28, Suwath Mendis 5/49, Sahan Nanayakkara 4/66 & 302/9d (83) Adeesha Nanayakkara 96, Madura Madushanka 60, Malinga Maligaspe 49, Vinodh Perera 36, Asantha Singappuli 25, Suwath Mendis 3/64, Naveen Fernando 2/36, Chaminda Bandara 2/67, Sahan Nanayakkara 2/91

Nugegoda S & WC – 243 (77.2) Ranitha Liyanarachchi 77, Abisheak Liyanarachchi 60, Nayana Fernando 51, Rahul Gunasekera 28, Navin Kavikara 6/100 & 133 (52.1) (Target 240) Ranitha Liyanarachchi 72, Navin Kavikara 6/49, Asantha Singappuli 2/05, Madura Madushanka 2/38

Navy SC won by 106 runs

Tamil Union C & AC vs Saracens SC at P. Sara Oval, Colombo

Toss: Saracens

Saracens SC – 253 (87) Sithara Gimhan 89, Navindu Vithanage 66, Mohammad Waqas 32, Shiran Fernando 4/33, Raveen De Silva 4/53 & 169 (63.1) Pramod Maduwantha 69*, Nipun Karunanayake 35, Raveen De Silva 3/34, Kavindu Pathiratne 2/18, Dilum Sudeera 2/22

Tamil Union C & AC – 299 (72.4) Navod Paranavithana 89, Ron Chandraguptha 82, Sadeera Samarawickrama 29, Isitha Wijesundera 4/73, Pramod Maduwantha 2/29, Kavika Dilshan 2/77 & 125/6 (24.5) (Target 124) Navod Paranavithana 33, Ravindu Fernando 24*, Isitha Wijesundara 2/35, Sandun Mendis 2/38

Tamil Union C & AC won by 4 wickets

Negombo CC vs NCC at BOI Grounds, Katunayake

Toss: Negombo

Negombo CC – 353 (96.4) Angelo Jayasinghe 123, Jatin Saxena 111, Ashen Silva 25, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/132, Ashian Daniel 2/63 & 271/9 (62) Angelo Jayasinghe 55, Umesh Lakshan 44, Jatin Saxena 37, Ashen Silva 27, Sudarshana Fernando 26, Danushka Sandaruwan 21*, Lasith Embuldeniya 6/121

NCC – 364 (106.3) Sandun Weerakkody 150, Sahan Arachchige 110, Lahiru Udara 40, Asel Sigera 26, Upul Indrasiri 5/143, Danushka Sandaruwan 3/67

Match Drawn

Chilaw Marians CC vs Ace Capital CC at RPIC Stadium, Colombo

Toss: Ace Capital

Ace Capital CC – 288 (96.1) Roshan Jayatissa 77, Swapnil Anil 63, Thanuka Dabare 62, Sachindu Colombage 40, Lasith Lakshan 4/65, Rajinda Punchihewa 2/20, Thikshila De Silva 2/41 & 150/7d (52.5) Oshada Fernando 55, Teron Baskaran 30, Pramud Hettiwatte 28, Lasith Lakshan 4/21,

Chilaw Marians CC – 290 (111.1) Raveen Yasas 118*, Lasith Lakshan 70, Kasun Vidura 25, Sachindu Colombage 3/46, Nimsara Atharagalla 2/51, Lasith Croospulle 2/60, Roshan Jayatissa 2/98 & 31/2 (7) (Target 149) Avindu Theekshana 11*, Nimsara Atharagalla 2/17

Match Drawn

Army SC vs Badureliya SC at Army Grounds, Panagoda

Toss: Badureliya

Army SC – 471/9d (116.5) Shehan Fernando 166, Gihan Koralage 113*, Thulina Dilshan 111, Chalana De Silva 4/126

Badureliya SC – 230 (68.3) Rameez Alam 51, Zahid Mansoor, 46, Malindu Maduranga 37, Anuk Fernando 31, Lakshan Edirisinghe 4/51, Kaumal Nanayakkara 4/77, Asanka Manoj 2/60 & 278/7 (78) (F/O) Zahid Mansoor 113, Rameez Alam 66, Anuk Fernando 46, Gihan Rupasinghe 18*, Ashan Randika 2/34, Yashoda Mendis 2/37, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/59

Match Drawn

Panadura SC vs Air Force SC at Panadura Esplanade

Toss: Air Force

Air Force SC – 440 (85.4) Udayawansha Parakrama 119, Movin Subasingha 114, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 59, Kalana Wijesiri 37, Supeshala Jayathilaka 35, Adithya Siriwardana 27, Nimesh Vimukthi 4/151, Iwanka Sanjula 3/89, Tharindu Kaushal 2/59 & 152/5d (33.4) Sasindu Nanayakkara 54, Roscoe Thattil 35*, Kalana Wijesiri 25

Panadura SC – 446/9d (142.2) Abhishek Gupta 90, Lakshan Rodrigo 84, Parth Palawat 73, Koshan Danushka 51*, Nimesh Vimukthi 40, Raminda Wijesooriya 34, Dulanjana Mendis 5/103, Movin Subasingha 2/88

Match Drawn

The next set of games will begin on the 23rd of this month.

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