Four games of the SLC Major League Tier ‘B’ Tournament were worked-off today, 6th February, around the island.
Bloomfield C&AC vs Panadura SC
After restricting Panadura SC for a meek 156 runs on day-one, the boys from Bloomfield fell even shorter in their leap. Left-arm spinner Naveen Kavikara punished the Bloomfield batsmen as the 27-year-old bagged 7 wickets for 37 runs.
Yet again, the batting was a struggle for Panadura SC as they went into stumps at 165 for 8. Kashif Naveed managed a fighting 60 with the bat. Shehan Weerasinghe was unbeaten at 45 runs by the close of play.
Panadura Sports Club 156 (47.4) : Vinodh Perera 43, Kashif Naveed 26, Imranullah Aslam 23, Imran Khan 5/39, Aravinda Premarathna 2/26, Shaluka Silva 2/27 & 165/8 (37) : Kashif Naveed 60, Shehan Weerasinghe 45*, Vishwa Chathuranga 24, Mishen Silva 22, Aravinda Premarathne 2/17
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club 147 (34.1) : Chathuranga Dikkumbura 46, Naveen Kavikara 7/37
STUMPS – DAY 2
Kalutara TC vs Navy SC
Following a frustrating day-one, which saw play of only 19 overs due to rain, Kalutara TC resumed their innings with the top order back in the hut. From 34 for 4, they went on to make a decent total of 209 runs.
Sachintha Jayathilaka made a valuable half-century for Kalutara TC. Thafik Imalsha picked up 4 wickets while Hashim Wilman and Kavika Dilshan picked up 2 wickets each.
Navy SC lost its first wicket early when the 19-year-old Revan Kelly departed with just 21 runs. They managed to see through the rest of the overs in the day as they went off the field at 76 runs without losing more wickets. Waruna Mayantha is hanging at the crease with 31 runs to his name.
Kalutara Town Club 209 (75.2) : Sachitha Jayathilake 57, Pasindu Madushan 40, Madawa Nimesh 35, Suresh Niroshan 20, Thafik Imalsha 4/81, Hashim Wilman 2/34, Kavika Dilshan 2/34
Navy Sports Club 76/1 (24) : Waruna Mayantha 31*, Revan Kelly 21
STUMPS – DAY 2
Police SC vs Galle CC
Galle CC won the toss and invited the Police SC to occupy the crease first. The game is being played at the Police Park grounds, Colombo.
An unbeaten 80 from the foreign star of Police SC, Uday Kaul, took them to 156 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Left-hander Pawan Dias also chipped in with a half-century. Off-spinner Rajeewa Weerasinghe left the field bagging 2 wickets to his name.
The play was cut-short due to bad light with about half an hour of play left and eventually suspended.
Police Sports Club 156/3 (70) : Uday Kaul 80*, Pawan Dias 64, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2/40
Galle Cricket Club
STUMPS – DAY 1
Air Force SC vs Lankans CC
Air Force SC had a good outing at Katunayake as they batted the day out scoring 250 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, after being put to bat first.
Kaushalya Gajasinghe looked flawless at the crease, as the left-hander was unbeaten on 73 at close of play. Chanuka Wijesinghe also contributed with a fifty early on. Off-spinner Chanaka Ruwansiri was the pick of the bowlers for Air Force, collecting 2 wickets to his name.
Air Force Sports Club 250/5 (74) : Kaushalya Gajasinghe 73*, Chanuka Wijesinghe 57, Ravindu Gunawardhane 36, Ravindu Sanjana 31, Chanaka Ruwansiri 2/67
Lankan Cricket Club
STUMPS – DAY 1