Another day of Sri Lanka’s premier U23 Club Cricket tournament saw three more games ending without even first innings wins while two games which began today in Maggona and Galle were able to sneak in a considerable amount of overs amidst rain interruptions.
Army SC vs Tamil Union C & AC – GROUP D
The game which began yesterday at the Army Grounds in Panagoda after the hosts were put in to bat first ended today after just 29 overs of play. The hosts were able to add 22 more runs to their overnight score in 5 overs as they lost their 3 remaining wickets early in the day.
Tamil Union’s pace bowler Thilanga Udeshana added one more wicket to his wickets column to finish with a 5-wicket haul.
In reply the visitors were put in deep trouble as the soldiers kept on taking wickets leaving the opposition reeling on 77/7 in 24 overs. This would have been a first innings win for Army if not for the untimely interruptions which have hampered almost all games of this tournament.
Army SC – 261 (71.2) Himasha Liyanage 70, Harshajith Virendra 47, Moditha Ranathunga 45, Heshan Hettiarachchi 31*, Thilanga Udeshana 5/52, Sadish Pathiranage 2/33, Damitha Silva 2/45
Tamil Union C & AC – 77/7 (24) Kamesh Nirmal 21, Pulina Dilshan 3/16
Moors SC vs Nugegoda S & WC – GROUP D
The 2nd day of the game between hosts Moors SC and Nugegoda S & WC was washed out, ending the game in a tame draw. Moors were in a good position after they won the toss and elected to bat first yesterday.
Moors SC – 47/0 (19) Bhagya Shavinda 27*
Panadura SC vs Chilaw Marians SC – GROUP C
The Panadura SC vs Chilaw Marians game which was set to be played at Panadura was unfortunately called off due to both days being washed off by rain.
MATCH CALLED OFF WITHOUT A BALL BEING BOWLED
Badureliya CC vs Negombo CC – GROUP B
Badureliya CC were bowled out for a modest 170 runs today at Surrey Village Grounds in Maggona against Negombo CC after they, the hosts, elected to bat first after winning the toss.
The Negombo spinners shared the wickets while Sachin Fernando stood out with the bat for Badureliya, top-scoring with 77 runs.
Badureliya CC – 170 (65.2) Sachin Fernando 77, Ravindu Rathnayaka 20, Pavan De Silva 3/19, Umayanga Suwaris 2/17, Dinan Fernando 2/39
STUMPS – DAY 1
Galle CC vs Navy SC – GROUP A
The sailors managed to accumulate 140 runs for the loss of 6 wickets against Galle CC in their fortress, the Galle International Cricket Stadium, in the 42 overs which were allowed after they opted to bat first on the opening day.
Navod Samarakoon and Salith Fernando top-scored with 40s while the pace-spin combo of Kavindu Dilhara and Ravishka Wijesiiri shared the 6 wickets equally between them.
Navy SC – 140/6 (42) Navod Samarakoon 45, Salith Fernando 41, Savindu Peiris 24, Kavindu Dilhara 3/29, Ravishka Wijesiri 3/40
STUMPS – DAY 1