The 2nd week matches in the SLC Premier League ‘Tier A’ Tournament 2016/17 were concluded today in Colombo with only Ragama CC recording an outright win while the other games ended as drawn encounters.
Ragama vs Moors
Former Peterite left-arm spinner Sahan Nanayakkara’s 6-wicket haul in the second innings helped Ragama CC record a convincing 10-wicket win over Moors SC at Braybrooke Place.
Udara Jayasundera’s century on day two guided the visitors to 361 while the left-arm spin twins, Nanayakkara and Amila Aponso shared 16 wickets throughout the match to annihilate Moors. Resuming on 120 for 6, the hosts were bowled out for 181 setting a comfortable 38-run target for Ragama.
Moors – 217 all out in 55.2 overs: Primosh Perera 64, Ruvindu Gunasekara 27, Shanuka Dulaj 36, Amila Aponso 4/40, Sahan Nanayakkara 3/52, Ishara Amarasinghe 2/39.
Ragama – 361 all out in 86.2 overs: Udara Jayasundera 112, Lahiru Milantha 63, Lahiru Thirimanne 43, Roshen Silva 79, Lahiru Jayarathne 29, Sachithra Perera 5/119.
Former Sebastianite Dilhan Cooray made a sparkling, unbeaten 81 to anchor the Galle CC batting against…
Moors (2nd Inn) – 181 all out in 57.3 overs: Ruvindu Gunasekara 57, Tharindu Mendis 52, Suresh Niroshan 45, Sahan Nanayakkara 6/55, Amila Aponso 3/44.
Ragama (2nd Inn) – 40 for no loss in 5.5 overs: Lahiru Milantha 31*.
NCC vs Chilaw Marians
Chilaw Marians’ last pair held onto claim a draw against NCC despite off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal claiming 11 wickets in their Group A match at NCC grounds.
23-year old Kaushal took five wickets in the second innings to follow up on his six-wicket haul in the first innings as the visitors ended day three reeling on 193 for 9 in chase of 300 for victory. Earlier in the day, Maduka Liyanapathiranage and Malinda Pushpakumara took 4 wickets apiece to bundle out NCC for 199 in their second innings.
NCC – 385 all out in 88.1 overs: Niroshan Dickwella 51, Sandun Weerakkody 113, Pawan Wickramasinghe 46, Angelo Perera 45, Nimesha Gunasinghe 64, Farveez Maharoof 30, Malinda Pushpakumara 5/74, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 3/88.
Chilaw Marians – 285 all out in 68.3 overs: Mahela Udawatte 89, Kasun Vidura 64, Isuru Udana 40, Shehan Jayasuriya 34, Tharindu Kaushal 6/78, Chathuranga De Silva 3/104.
NCC (2nd Inn) – 199 all out in 50.4 overs: Niroshan Dickwella 24, Angelo Perera 38, Chathuranga De Silva 47, Madhuka Liyanapathiranage 4/54, Malinda Pushpakumara 4/59.
Chilaw Marians (2nd Inn) – 193/9 in 56 overs: Arosha Janoda 40, Mahela Udawatte 39, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 33, Tharindu Kaushal 5/53, Chathuranga De Silva 3/68.
Badureliya vs Bloomfield
Bad light prevented Bloomfield C&AC from recording an outright win over Badureliya CC as their group A match ended in an exciting draw at Bloomfield grounds.
Chasing a stiff target of 261 in the fourth innings, the hosts fell short of just 13 runs as the umpires decided to call it a day. Former Ananda College captain Nisal Fransisco struck a delightful 88 to inspire the chase while former Nalandians, Adeesha Nanayakkara and Lahiru Jayakody made half-tons.
Badureliya – 156 all out in 51 overs: Shehan Fernando 46, Vishwa Wijerathne 47, Sachin Hewawasam 26, Malith Mahela 5/41, Taneesha Weerakoon 3/24.
Bloomfield – 233 all out in 68.1 overs: Adeesha Nanayakkara 79, Nipun Karunanayake 108*, Dilesh Gunarathne 2/64, Alankara Asanka 4/50, Duvindu Thillakarathne 3/39.
Six matches in the SLC Premier League ‘Tier A’ Tournament 2016/17 were conducted today (Saturday) in Colombo….
Badureliya (2nd Inn) – 337/7 declared in 71.5 overs: Shehan Fernando 86, Sachin Hewawasam 48, Lakkana Jayasekara 53, Nadeera Nawala 71, Vishwa Wijerathne 31, Nipun Karunanayake 3/67, Malith Mahela 4/112.
Bloomfield (2nd Inn) – 248/6 in 67.3 overs: Nisal Fransisco 88, Lahiru Jayakody 58, Adeesha Nanayakkara 58, Alankara Asanka 4/91.
CCC vs SL Army
Sri Lanka Test discard, Asela Gunarathne made a match saving, unbeaten 93 for Army SC as CCC had to cope up with only a first innings win in their Group B encounter which ended in a draw at CCC grounds.
Former Trinity College opening batsman Ron Chandragupta slammed his second first-class century to guide the hosts to a commanding 309 for 7 before declaring the innings and setting a target of 312 for the Soldiers. The visitors were 227 for 7 at close of play after being 126 for 7 at one stage with Gunarathne consuming 160 deliveries for his 93 while left-arm spinner Sachith Pathirana claimed a five-wicket haul for the home team.
CCC – 218 all out in 56.3 overs: Sachith Pathirana 54, Ron Chandragupta 26, Ashan Priyanjan 32, Lahiru Madushanka 50*, Asela Gunarathne 3/27, Dushan Vimukthi 3/49, Lakshan Madushanka 2/34, Viraj Pushpakumara 2/70.
SL Army – 216 all out in 82.1 overs: Dushan Vimukthi 78, Kasun De Silva 31, Lakshan Sandakan 4/71, Sachith Pathirana 3/70, Ashan Priyanjan 2/42.
Left handed opening batsmen, Sandun Weerakkody (NCC) and Sithara Gimhan (Tamil Union) struck classy…
CCC (2nd Inn) – 309/7 declared in 74 overs: Ron Chandragupta 116, Ashan Priyanjan 78, Nisham Mazahir 39, Viraj Pushpakumara 3/85, Dushan Vimukthi 2/73.
SL Army (2nd Inn) – Leo Fransisco 43, Asela Gunarathne 93*, Janith Chathuranga 21*, Sachith Pathirana 5/78, Lakshan Sandakan 2/70.
BRC vs Saracens
Irosh Samarasooriya (Saracens) and TM Sampath (BRC) made second innings centuries as the Saracens-BRC clash ended in a tame draw at BRC grounds.
The visitors Saracens claimed a first innings win to take major honours while the newly-promoted BRC outfit suffered their second first innings loss in the season. Samarasooriya made a sparkling 176-ball 110 while Sampath remained unbeaten till close of play smashing 10 fours and 4 sixes during his excellent 100 which came off just 97 balls.
Saracens – 302 all out in 79.5 overs: Irosh Samarasooriya 72, Umesh Karunarathne 84, Denuwan Rajakaruna 69, Chathura Randunu 28, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 5/96, Andy Solomons 2/25, TM Sampath 3/64.
BRC – 197 all out in 74.3 overs: Deshan Dias 32, Hashen Ramanayake 31, Chanaka Wijesinghe 24, Kasun Rajitha 5/72, Suraj Randiv 4/58.
Saracens (2nd Inn) – 212 all out in 62.4 overs: Irosh Samarasooriya 110, Suraj Randiv 34, Hashen Ramanayake 3/35, Rumesh Buddhika 3/50, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 2/62.
BRC (2nd Inn) – 183/3 in 32 overs: TM Sampath 100*, Rumesh Buddhika 44, Suraj Randiv 2/57.