Total of 11 centuries recorded; Bloomfield out-bowl Navy within one day

SLC MAJOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2019/20 - TIER A & TIER B

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Twelve matches played out today in the SLC Major League Tournament in both Tiers A and B. Six games were played in Tier A while six more games were played in Tier B. Almost all the matches were decorated with centuries except for the low-scoring encounter between Bloomfield CAC & Sri Lanka Navy. Bloomfield bowled their way to victory, but the dominance of the batters in both tiers was clearly proven with as many as eleven centuries being recorded today.

SLC MAJOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2019/20 – TIER A

There were runs written all over the day in all games played, with not much to be said for the bowlers’ performances. Pabasara Waduge, Sammu Ashan, Santhush Gunathilaka, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Angelo Perera and Lahiru Milantha all hit centuries for their respective teams while Dananjaya De Silva, Dushan Vimukthi, Malinda Pushpakumara and Sagar Udeshi were the rare top performers with the ball.

Among the centurions, Lahiru Milantha’s unbeaten 155 against a top class Tamil Union bowling attack which featured three national caps, was simply phenomenal, as the stylish left-hander carved a commanding hundred to his name. The lack of support from the other end saw Badureliya having to be bundled out for just 286. Yet another brilliant century was struck by Sri Lanka youth cap Kavindu Nadeeshan, who announced his arrival as a dependable all-rounder in the first class arena. Kavindu hit eleven fours and a six in his unbeaten 122, helping CCC to gain a 172-run lead over Sri Lanka Army. NCC, Chilaw Marians, Negombo CC and Badureliya all take the upper hand in their respective encounters, while Colombo CC align themselves to a possible victory.

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Brief Scores

Army Cricket Club 233 (69.2)
Lakshan Edirisinghe 69, Asela Gunaratne 37, Dushan Vimukthi 33, Gihan Koralage 29, Ashan Randika 27, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/85, Ashan Priyanjan 3/43

Vs

Colombo Cricket Club 405/8 (108)
Kavindu Nadeeshan 122*, Lahiru Madushanka 53, Ashan Priyanjan 50, Malinda Pushpakumara 38*, Menelker De Silva 33, Sonal Dinusha 23, Dushan Vimukthi 5/123

STUMPS – DAY 2


Badureliya Cricket Club 286 (84.5)
Lahiru Milantha 155*, Yasodha Lanka 50, Dhananjaya De Silva 6/74, Isuru Udana 2/19

Vs

Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 9/0 (3)

STUMPS – DAY 1


Lankan Cricket Club 126 (43.1)
Kasun Abeyrathne 43, Sagar Udeshi 6/58, Asitha Fernando 2/35

Vs

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club 216/3 (41)
Oshada Fernando 84, Sumit Ghadigaonkar 83*, Lasith Croospulle 26, Nadeera Balasooriya 2/43

STUMPS – DAY 1


Nondescripts Cricket Club 361/7 (88)
Angelo Perera 108*, Sahan Arachchige 77, Lahiru Udara 70, Mahela Udawatte 54, Saliya Saman 2/54, Sachintha Peiris 2/106

Vs

Saracens Sports Club

STUMPS – DAY 1


Sinhalese Sports Club 284 (62.1)
Charith Asalanka 60, Sandun Weerakkody 53, Nuwnidu Fernando 43, Akash Senaratne 37, Tharindu Ratnayake 24, Sammu Ashan 24, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/47, Ayana Siriwardhane 3/51, Kavishka Anjula 2/56, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/57
& 292/8 (57)
Sammu Ashan 144, Charith Asalanka 77, Krishan Sanjula 37*, Praveen Jayawickrama 4/76

Vs

Moors Sports Club 231 (57.3) 
Pabasara Waduge 132, Dinuka Dilshan 36, Adeesha Thilanchana 29, Akash Senaratne 4/15, Jeffrey Vandersay 3/76, Himesh Ramanayake 2/21

STUMPS – DAY 2


Negombo Cricket Club 294 (82.1)
Madawa Warnapura 73, Lakshitha Manasinghe 65, Upul Indrasiri 29, Roscoe Thattil 26, Pasindu Isira 22, Nisala Tharaka 3/56, Dilshan Madushanka 2/30, Akila Dananjaya 2/87

Vs

Colombo Colts Cricket Club 340/6 (91)
Santhush Gunathilaka 130, Vishad Randika 68, Priyamal Perera 42, Sangeeth Cooray 40, Nisala Tharaka 27*, Sahan Adeesha 2/70

STUMPS – DAY 2


SLC MAJOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2019/20 – TIER B

Nothing much was different in Tier B as runs just kept pouring in, while five centuries were recorded in four out of the five matches in progress. Dulash Udayanga (143), Yohan De Silva (110), Harsha Cooray (114*), Ranesh Perera (100*) and Sachin Fernando (100) all got to triple figures while Chanaka Komasaru (6/96), Kavindu Ediriweera (5/70) & (6/44), Naveen Kavikara (8/69), Roshan Jayatissa (6/48), Hasantha Fernando (6/31) were the stars with the ball.

Dulash Udayanga amassed a top class 143 for Police, which put them just over the 400 mark; while centuries from Ranesh Perera and Sachin Fernando saw the Sebastianites’ CAC post a massive 459 runs. Comparatively, a more competitive performance was staged by the bowlers in Tier B, particularly seen in the 11-wicket match bag from the youngster Kavindu Ediriweera as well as the 8-wicket haul of Naveen Kavikara, both of which were commendable performances. 

Unlike all the other high-scoring encounters, Bloomfield CAC & Navy SC locked horns on a low-scoring encounter which saw only a combined 278 runs by both teams. After being bowled out cheaply for 36 runs, Navy were able to restrict Bloomfield for just 180 runs. However, a very poor performance with the bat yet again saw the Navy lads all out for just 62 runs. Veteran spinner Gayan Sirisoma proved his worth once again, walking away with a 11-wicket match bag, eventually spurring his team on to a win by an inning and 82 runs.

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Brief Scores

Police Sports Club 401 (106.1)
Dulash Udayanga 143, Sujan Mayura 85, Maduranga Zoysa 52, Asel Sigera 33, Shehan Ian 29, Lakshan Rodrigo 22, Pasindu Madushan 3/50, Basit Ali 3/89, Qaiser Ashraf 2/106

Vs

Nugegoda Sports & Welfare Club 251/8 (72)
Qaiser Ashraf 74*, Pathum Madusanka 32, Basit Ali 31*, Irosh Samarasooriya 28, Pramud Hettiwatte 28, Denuwan Rajakaruna 23, Supun Madushanka 2/55, Lahiru Diyantha 2/57

STUMPS – DAY 2


Sri Lanka Ports Authority CC 285 (92.4)
Yohan De Silva 110, Ramesh Nimantha 45, Hasnain Bokhari 41, Prashan Wickramasinghe 27, Methushan Thilina 4/51, Kaushalya Gajasinghe 3/24, Sampath Perera 2/29 
& 51/2 (18)
Adeesha Nanayakkara 32*, Chirag Khurana 2/18

Vs

Kandy Customs Sports Club 234 (64.5) 
Chirag Khurana 92, Sasith Manuranga 53*, Rajitha Wickramarachchi 22, Chanaka Komasaru 6/96, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 3/56

STUMPS – DAY 2


Kalutara Town Club 277 (66.1)
Geshan Wimaladharma 92 Sanka Chathuranga 47, Ishan Abeysekara 38, Eranga Rathnayake 25, Kavindu Ediriweera 5/70, Akalanka Ganagema 2/32, Ahmed Jamal 2/51 
& 102 (31.1) 
Kavindu Ediriweera 6/44, Kavika Dilshan 2/11, Ravishka Wijesiri 2/43

Vs

Galle Cricket Club 156 (42.5) 
Nimesh Perera 51, Saranga Rajaguru 20, Eranga Rathnayake 4/26 
& 94/3 (25) 
Damitha Hunukumbura 37*, Chathura Lakshan 23*

STUMPS – DAY 2


Panadura Sports Club 209 (53.1) 
Roshan Jayatissa 51, Minhaj Jalil 37, Vishwa Chathuranga 25, Sameera Sandamal 4/58, Naveen Kavikara 3/58 
& 220 (51.2) 
Harsha Cooray 114*, Minhaj Jalill 29, Umesh Karunaratne 24, Chalana De Silva 23, Vishwa Chathuranga 20, Naveen Kavikara 8/69

Vs

Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 190 (60.5) 
Vinodh Perera 44, Anurudda Rajapakse 34, Tharinda Wijesinghe 26, Ravindra Karunaratne 21, Roshan Jayatissa 6/48, Chalana De Silva 3/66 
& 15/2 (4)

STUMPS – DAY 2


Air Force Sports Club 52 (24.3) 
Hasantha Fernando 6/31, Boresa Kumar 2/11 
& 250/5 (51) 
Suminda Lakshan 83*, Ravindu Sembakuttige 60, Risira Weerasuriya 42, Udayawansha Parakrama 27, Boresa Kumar 3/74, Naveen Gunawardena 2/54

Vs

Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club 459/8d (99.5) 
Ranesh Perera 100*, Sachin Fernando 100, Avodya Imesh 62, Dasun Seneviratne 53, Boresa Kumar 51*, Karan Nande 40, Thlanka De Silva 31, Suminda Lakshan 3/76, Amitha Kaushalya 3/123

STUMPS – DAY 2


Navy Sports Club 36 (14.5) 
Gayan Sirisoma 6/02, Sachin Jayawardane 4/31 
& 62 (25.3) 
Sanjaya Leelarathne 30, Gayan Sirisoma 5/12, Sachin Jayawardane 5/45

Vs

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 180 (39.4) 
Sachin Jayawardena 78, Sandaken Pathirana 5/84, Dilanka Auwardt 3/38

BLOOMFIELD WON BY INNINGS AND 82 RUNS