Six matches of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Premier League Tier A Tournament were played at venues around the island today (28).
Ragama CC vs Chilaw Marians
The Chilaw Marians took the upper hand in their match against Ragama CC despite a fighting knock of 97 by Sri Lanka player Lahiru Thirimanne.
Nimesh Vimukthi’s left-arm spin did most of the damage as he captured 6/62, helping the Marians bowl Ragama CC out in 62.2 overs.
The Chilaw Marians raced to 117/2 at stumps, with Lasith Croospulle making an unbeaten 55*.
Ragama Cricket Club – 204 (62.2) Lahiru Thirimanne 97, Roshen Silva 34, Amila Aponso 21, N Vimukthi 6/62
Chilaw Marians Cricket Club – 117/2 (25) Lasith Croospulle 55*, Y Kothari 24, Oshada Fernando 22
SSC vs Army SC
SSC, who have encountered a tough season so far, were once again bowled out for 229 in their match against Army SC.
Sammu Ashan fought a lone battle to remain unbeaten on 77*, while the next best score came from Krishan Sanjula, who made 37.
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Fast bowler Janith Silva was the pick of the bowlers for the soldiers as he went on to capture four wickets.
Sinhalese Sports Club – 229 (71) Sammu Ashan 77*, Krishan Sanjula 37, Kavindu Kulasekara 27, Sachithra Senanayake 27, M Madusanka 2/30, H Hettiarchchi 2/37
Army Cricket Club – 54/0 (16)
CCC vs Moors SC
Half-centuries from Pawan Ratnayake, Lahiru Madushanka and Ron Chandraguptha put CCC in control of their match against Moors SC.
In fact, Ratnayake remained unbeaten on 94* when stumps were drawn and will look to reach three figures when play resumes at the CCC grounds tomorrow.
Colombo Cricket Club – 385/8 (90) Lahiru Madushanka 89, Pawan Rathnayake 94*, Ron Chandraguptha 54, Malindu Maduranga 45, A Priyanjan 41, Sachithra Serasinghe 2/37, K Anjula 2/49
Moors Sports Club
Baduraliya SC vs Saracens SC
Baduraliya’s Shahid Yousuf hit a scintillating century, putting Baduraliya in the box seat against Saracens SC.
Seven group stage matches from Tier A and Tier B of the SLC Major League tournament were held yesterday and today.
Gamindu Kanishka and Chamikara Edirisinghe shared seven wickets between themselves for Saracens SC.
Badureliya Cricket Club – 347/8 (88) Shahid Yousuf 133*, Lahiru Samarakoon 75, Tm Sampath 49, Salinda Ushan 31, G Amarasinghe 4/54, Chamika Edirisinghe 3/79
Saracens Sports Club
NCC vs Tamil Union
The game between Tamil Union and NCC was evenly poised after the former made a bold reply of 62/1 after NCC posted 339.
Pathum Nissanka and Sahan Arachchige made half-centuries for the home team, NCC.
Nondescripts Cricket Club – 339 (69.2) Pathum Nissanka 94, Sahan Arachchige 70, Upul Tharanga 42, C De Silva 37, Mahela Udawatte 35, L Embuldeniya 26, M Liyanagamage 3/54, T Udeshana 3/77
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club – 62/1 (18)
Colts vs BRC
Duvindu Tillakaratne picked up 8/147, but it did not prove to be enough to put his team in control as the Colts posted 366 all out by batting first.
Priyamal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sangeeth Cooray and R. de Silva made half-centuries for the Colts.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club – 366 (86.1) P Perera 99, Sadeera Samarawickrama 66, Sangeeth Cooray 62, R De Silva 60, Nt Gamage 24*, Duvindu Tillakaratne 8/147
Burgher Recreation Club