Three matches of the SLC Premier League Tier A Super Eights concluded around the island today(3).
Army vs Saracens
Army made 456/9 in their 2nd innings dominating the whole day in their encounter against Saracens SC, but Saracens walked away with vital first innings points after making 516 in reply to Army’s 356 all-out.
Dushan Vimukthi’s golden run of form continued as he notched another century while Asela Gunaratne, returning to domestic cricket, made a solid half century.
Chamikara Edirisinghe ended with six wickets in the match for Saracens while right arm quick Ranitha Liyanarachchi chipped in with two wickets in the second innings.
Army Cricket Club 350 (98.5) Himasha Liyanage 116, Dilshan de Soysa 101, Sanjika Ridma 56, Sachithra Perera 3/42, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/81 & 456/9 (102.1) Dushan Vimukthi 128, Sanjika Ridma 74, Asela Gunarathne 68, Lakshan Edirisinghe 59, Dilshan de Soysa 45, Kaveesh Kumara 30, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 2/62, Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/137
Saracens Sports Club 516 (155.1) Gamindu Kanishka 141, Nipun Karunanayake 129, Chamikara Edirisinghe 65*, Andy Solomons 62, Dushan Vimukthi 4/137, Dilsahan de Soysa 2/92
NCC vs SSC
Angelo Perera became only the second cricketer ever – after Englishman Arthur Fagg in 1938 – to hit twin double centuries in a single first class match, but it went in-vain as SSC secured first innings points in their encounter against NCC.
Perera’s second innings 231 came off just 268 balls, while it contained 20 fours and 3 sixes.
NCC would eventually go on to make 579/6, with Chathuranga de Silva and Pathum Nissanka also hitting swashbuckling centuries.
Fast bowlers Dhammika Prasad and Chathupama Gunasinghe captured two wickets apiece for SSC, who secured vital first innings points on day three.
Nondescripts Cricket Club 444 (103.3) Angelo Perera 201, Pathum Nissanka 95, Sachintha Peiris 28, Lasith Embuldeniya 26, Mahela Udawatte 23, Dhammika Prasad 3/81, Akash Senaratne 2/78 & 579/6 (112) Angelo Perera 231, Pathum Nissnaka 165, Chaturanga de Silva 103*, Malinga Amarasinghe 46, Dammika Prasad 2/49, Chathupama Gunasinghe 2/42
Sinhalese Sports Club 480 (129) Sadun Weerakkody 189, Sachithra Senanayaka 89*, Krishan Arachchige 48, Kavindu Kulasekara 46, Kaushal Silva 26, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/86, Asitha Fernando 3/98
Colts vs Tamil Union
A fighting century from Manoj Sarathchandra made sure Colts had to be satisfied with first innings points in their match against Tamil Union.
After Sangeeth Cooray’s unbeaten 90* set Tamil Union 552 for an outright win, Tamil Union ended the day on 331/8.
Jeevan Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella and Kamindu Mendis also made half centuries for Tamil Union.
Right arm off-spinner Nalin Priyadarshana impressed with a four wicket haul for Colts returning figures of 4/95, but it wasn’t enough to push Colts for a much deserved outright victory.
Colombo Colts Cricket Club 615 (154.2) Avishka Fernando 223, Sangeeth Cooray 142, Hashan Dumindu 70, Jehan Daniel 61, Nisal Tharaka 38, Priyamal Perera 34, Jeevan Mendis 4/192, Kamidu Mendis 2/53 & 251/8 d (51) Avishka Fernando 65, Sangeeth Cooray 90*, Kamindu Mendis 3/48, Jeewan Mendis 2/21
Tamil Union Cricket And Athletic Club 315 (84.1) Jeewan Mendis 105, Manoj Sarathchndra 87, Sithara Gimhan 50, Jehan Daniel 3/36, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/35, Dananjaya Lakshan 2/34 & 331/8 (64) Manoj Sarathchndra 103, Jeewan Mendis 61, Ramith Rambukwella 55, Kamindu Mendis 53, Nalin Priyadarshana 4/95