Four matches in Tier B of SLC Premier League Tournament held today.
Kalutara Town Club vs Navy Sports Club
Navy started the day 03 proceedings on 76 for 1 at Surrey grounds, Maggona after a couple of disappointing days weather wise. Overnight batsman Waruna Mayantha couldn’t stay for too long as he was dismissed for 40 adding only 9 runs for the day.
Then it was all about former Cambrian Dilan Chandima and his scintillating century which helped Navy to completely dominate the day and earn the points for a first innings lead. His innings was terminated on 126 off Lakshan Jayasinghe’s bowling. Lakshan was the pick of the bowlers for Kaluthara Town Club taking 4 wickets. Game ended in yet another draw.
Kalutara Town Club – 209 (75.2) Sachitha Jayathilake 57, Pasindu Madushan 40, M Nimesh 35, Suresh Niroshan 20, Shathik Nimalsha 4/81, Hashim Wilman 2/34, Kavika Dilshan 2/34 & 21/1 (4)
Navy Sports Club 357/7 (107.1) Dilan Chandima 126, Supun Leelaratne 48, Waruna Mayantha 45, Tharushan Iddamalgoda 39, Shewon Fonseka 30*, Dushan Hemantha 22, Revan Kelly 21, Lakshan Jayasinghe 4/91, Pasindu Madushan 2/86
Result – Drawn
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Air Force Sports Club vs Lankan Cricket Club
Air Force lower order batsmen only added 75 runs on day 02 after being 250/5 at stumps-day 01. 27-year-old Kaushalya Gajasinghe who came to the middle hoping for a century after his day 1’s knock of 73 had to return to the dressing room in no time with an addition of 2 runs. Left arm orthodox Dulanjana Mendis was responsible for 4 of Air Force’s wickets as the innings wrapped up for 315.
Left handed batsman Sanjula Abeywickrama then made sure Lankan Cricket Club was not too much behind the game with a valuable 82 before getting out 18 runs short of a well-deserved century. Geeth Kumara who is on 58* will be the key for Lankan CC who were 220/5 at the close of the day to salvage a 1st innings lead.
Air Force Sports Club – 315 (93.5) Kaushalya Gajasinghe 75, Chanuka Wijesinghe 57, Dilip Tharaka 38, Ravindu Gunawardhane 36, Ravindu Sanjana 31, Umedha Charthuranga 26*, Dulanjana Mendis 4/78, Shifran Muthalif 2/36, Chanaka Ruwansiri 2/79
Lankan Cricket Club – 220/5 (80) Sanjula Abeywickrama 82, Geeth Kumara 55*, Ravindu Sanjana 2/58
Stumps – Day 02
Panadura Sports Club vs Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club
After perishing for 147 in the first innings Bloomfield witnessed a perfect day to record a fantastic come -from behind to win on day 3 at their home grounds vs Panadura Sports Club.
Panadura SC were all out without an individual half century to their batsmen within 44 overs due to exploits by leggy Madushan Ravichandramumar who gathered 5 opposition scalps for 54 runs.
Then, despite all the odds of day 3 pitch, former Wesley captain Sachin Jayawardene and Sanoj Dharshika put an unbeaten century partnership to guide Bloomfield to a 7-wicket victory in 54 overs. Before that, off spinner Sehan Weerasinghe gave Bloomfield a proper scare as he picked up three quickly wickets but Jayawardene’s blazing century was the highlight of the day.
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 & 194 (43.4) Gaashif Naveen 60, Shehan Weerrasinghe 45*, Vishwa Chathuranga 28, Mishen Silva 22, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 5/54, Aravinda Premarathne 3/30
Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club – 147 (34.1) Chathuranga Dikkumbura 46, Naveen Kavithara 7/37 & 63/3 (18) Nuwan Jayawardene 53, Sanoj Dharshika 27*, Sehan Weerasinghe 3/47 & 206/3 (53.3) Sachin Jayawardene 109*, Sanoj Dharshika 67*, Sehan Weerasinghe 3/64
Result – Bloomfield won by 7 wickets
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Police Sports Club Vs Galle Cricket Club
Indian export Uday Kaul (elder brother of Siddarth Kaul) put Police Sports Club at front with a mammoth 158 at Police Park grounds, Colombo today. Batting for more than 60 overs of his own, Kaul made sure visitors’ bowlers had a nightmare day 02 at the middle.
Pawan Dias and Manjula Jayawardene racked up half centuries to help Police to reach at 359 despite 5-fer from tall spinner Gayan Sirisoma. Galle were 34/1 at stumps still 325 runs behind.
Police Sports Club – 359 (139.5) Uday Kaul 158, Pawan Dias 64, Sachith Madushanka 56, Manjula Jayawardene 25, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 22*, Gayan Sirisoma 5/101, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 3/88
Galle Cricket Club – 34/1 (16)
Stumps – Day 02