Avishka Perera’s double ton steals the limelight on opening day

SLC Major League Tournament 2022

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SSLC Major League tournament kicked off today (19th August) with 12 matches being played at several venues across the island.

The 21-year-old Avishka Perera stole the limelight on the opening day of the SLC Major League tournament scoring a magnificent double century for Colts Cricket Club. Playing in only his 4th first-class match, Perera stroked his maiden double century showing the promising future that lies ahead for the youngster.

Perera remained unbeaten on 210 runs off 253 balls with 17 fours and 3 sixes. National cap Dinesh Chandimal continued his rich form with the bat scoring a brilliant century for Army Cricket Club. Chandimal stroked 152 runs off 246 balls with 10 fours and 8 sixes.

The in-form opening batter Lasith Croospulle smashed an excellent century for Ace Capital Cricket Club. He made 160 runs off 139 balls with 16 fours and 10 sixes at a strike rate of 115.11. The number three batter of Ace Capital CC, the left-hander Thanuka Dabare was more aggressive with the bat as he stroked a blistering 133 runs off 87 balls with 18 fours and 6 sixes at an astonishing strike rate of 152.87.

Apart from them, Nishan Madushka of Ragama CC, Pasindu Sooriyabandara of Moors SC, Sadeera Samarawickrama of Tamil Union C & AC, Hashan Dumindu of Colts CC and Anuk Fernando of Badureliya Cricket Club also stroked centuries.

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Brief Scores

Colombo Colts Cricket Club 409/3 (82.3) Avishka Perera 210*, Hashan Dumindu 130, Ravindu Rashantha 30*

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Ace Capital Cricket Club 471 (82.4) Lasith Croospulle 160, Thanuka Dabare 133, Ninda Kadam 83, Teron Baskar 22, Duleeka Thisakuttige 21, Theeraka Ranatunga 21, Mohamed Dilshad 4/72, Sandun Mendis 3/122, Isitha Dew Wijesundara 2/62

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Ragama Cricket Club 322/8 (89.1) Nishan Madushka 150, Ishan Jayaratne 42*, Nushal Dharmarathna 40, Dulaj Bandara 26, Dellon Peiris 24, Hareen Buddila 3/72, Rajith Priyan 2/72

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Moors Sports Club 429/6 (84) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 133, Ramesh Mendis 78, Sohan De Livera 75, Mohammed Shamaaz 52, Pabasara Waduge 32, Imithiyaz Slaza 27*, Risira Weerasuriya 22*, Yasiru Tharaka 2/34, Yasiru Rodrigo 2/75, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2/117

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Badureliya Cricket Club 264/7 (85) Anuk Fernando 109*, Dunith Jayathunga 84, Gihan Rupasinghe 41, Danushka Sandaruwan 5/65

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Army Cricket Club 256 (82.3) Dinesh Chandimal 152, Asela Gunaratne 28, Lakshan Edirisinghe 27, Nimesh Perera 3/32, Dineth Smaraweera 2/41, Chanaka Komasaru 2/116

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 6/3 (5)

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Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 237 (86.2) Muditha Premadasa 93*, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 55, Asantha Basnayaka 49, Inshaka Siriwardena 3/28, Themal Bandara 3/40, Tharindu Siriwardena 2/48

Kalutara Town Club 9/0 (1)

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Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club 301/9 (90) Sadeera Samarawickrama 117, Kamesh Nirmal 55, Santhush Gunatilake 40, Ravindu Fernando 24, Dilruwan Perera 24, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/107, Ashian Daniel 2/72

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Panadura Sports Club 153 (47.3) Pawan Sandesh 44, Roshan Wijenayake 37, Sanjaya Chathuranga 20, Thimira Irushika 6/62, Avindu Theekshana 3/34

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 134/3 (39.5) Jathar 51*, Anuj Jotin 34*, Irosh Fernando 29, Koshan Jayawickarama 3/26

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Air Force Sports Club 249 (84) Adithya Siriwardhana 69, Udewansha Parakrama 54, Sithija Chamod 34, Gayan Sirisoma 22*, Dilanka Auwardt 4/93, Ayesh Devinda 3/76

Navy Sports Club 17/3 (11) Gayan Sirisoma 2/08

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Police Sports Club 172 (59) Chathuranga Kumara 39, Nadeera Balasooriya 37, Chamara Silva 31, Randunu Ganganath 29, Duvindu Tillakaratne 3/35, Dushan Hemantha 2/20

Burgher Recreation Club 83/2 (28.5) Leo Fransisco 29, Danal Hemananda 21*, Dilan Jayalath 20, Lahiru Diyantha 2/14

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Colombo Cricket Club 352/4 (85) Kamindu Mendis 97*, Lasith Abeyrathna 92, Minod Banuka 74, Nimesh Gunasinghe 64, Lakshitha Rasanjana 2/79

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