Six matches of the SLC Major T20 Tournament 2019 concluded today. Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya picked up 4 wickets for 17 runs against Negombo CC with his remodeled bowling action to register a win for his team.
Badureliya SC vs Galle CC
Galle Cricket Club recorded a comprehensive victory over Badureliya Sports Club in their Group D fixture which concluded today at the CCC Grounds in Colombo. After being put into bat first, Galle CC posted 147 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Harsha Vithana (42) and Rajeewa Weerasinghe (35) top scored with the bat for the visitors.
Right arm speedster Nuwan Thushara known as ‘Podi Malinga’ picked up 2 wickets for 21 runs for Badureliya. In reply, Badureliya batsmen were bundled out for just 83 runs in 16.3 overs. Lakshan Rodrigo was the pick of the bowlers for Galle as he took 4 scalps sparing just 12 runs.
Galle CC – 147/6 (20) Harsha Vithana 42*, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 35*, Nuwan Thushara 2/21
Badureliya SC – 83 (16.3) Dilhan Cooray 20, Sachith Pathirana 17, Lakshan Rodrigo 4/12
Result – Galle CC won by 64 runs
Colts CC vs Negombo CC
Priyamal Perera’s efforts with the bat and Akila Dananjaya’s magical spell with the ball helped Colts Cricket Club register a 53-run victory over Negombo Cricket Club in their Group B fixture which concluded today at the Police Park Grounds in Colombo.
Colts CC – 174/8 (20) Priyamal Perera 63, Sadeera Samarawickrama 34, Sahan Adeesha 3/35
Negombo CC – 121 (17.3) Shehan Jayasuriya 33, Lasith Croospulle 28, Akila Dananjaya 4/17, Dilruwan Perera 3/17
Result – Colts CC won by 53 runs
NCC vs Bloomfield CC
Nondescripts Cricket Club registered a comprehensive victory over Bloomfield Cricket Club in their Group A fixture which concluded today at the BRC Grounds in Colombo. Left handed stroke maker Mahela Udawatta top scored with an unbeaten 57 runs for NCC.
Dinesh Chandimal, who had been asked to play first class cricket to regain his form, scored an unbeaten 41 runs. Bloomfield batsmen were never in the run chase as they made only 125 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
NCC – 192/2 (20) Mahela Udawatta 57*, Lahiru Udara 45, Dinesh Chandimal 41*, Upul Tharanga 33, Dileepa Jayalath 2/43
Bloomfield CC – 125/5 (20) Asantha Singappuli 52, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 33, Sachintha Peiris 2/16
Result – NCC won by 67 runs
Saracens SC vs Panadura SC
Saracens Sports Club managed to record an 18-run victory over Panadura Sports Club in their Group A fixture which was worked off today at Panagoda. Saliya Saman showed his all-round skills scoring 25 runs with the bat and picking up a 5-wicket haul with the ball for Saracens.
Saracens SC – 146/9 (20) Nipun Karunanayaka 49, Leo Francisco 32, Saliya Saman 25, Vinod Perera 3/38
Panadura SC – 128/8 (20) Charana Nanayakkara 31, Shehan Weerasinghe 28, Saliya Saman 5/18
Result – Saracens SC won by 18 runs
Air Force SC vs Kurunegala Youth CC
Air Force Sports Club defeated Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club by 49 runs in their Group C fixture which concluded today at Katunayake. After being put into bat first, Air Force made 176 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, the Kurunegala lads posted only 127 runs as Umega Chathuranga starred with the ball picking up 4 wickets for just 10 runs for Air Force.
Air Force SC – 176/6 (20) Udayawansha Parakrama 46, Dulash Udayanga 43, Suminda Lakshan 31*, Anurudda Rajapaksha 3/37
Kurunegala YCC – 127 (18.5) Sameera Sandamal 50, Randeera Ranasinghe 23, Umega Chathuranga 4/10
Result – Air Force SC won by 49 runs
Army SC vs Navy SC
Army Sports Club managed to record a 90-run victory over Navy Sports Club in their Group C fixture which concluded today at the Bloomfield Grounds. National cap, Seekuge Prasanna showed his tricks with the ball picking up 3 wickets for 19 runs for the soldiers.
Army SC – 156/8 (20) Ashan Randika 33, Sanjika Ridma 31*, Dushan Vimukthi 22*, Sathik Nimalsha 2/18
Navy SC – 66 (13.2) Salitha Fernando 16, Seekuge Prasanna 3/19, Dushan Vimukthi 2/18
Result – Army SC won by 90 runs