U-23 Cricket: Badureliya and Air Force record mammoth wins

U-23 Cricket: Badureliya and Air Force record mammoth wins

Badureliya registered an enormous 254 run win over Kaluthara Town while Air Force beat BRC by 7 wickets in the Under 23 Division 1 cricket tournament.

Badureliya vs Kaluthara Town

Winning the toss and selecting to bowl came back to haunt Kaluthara Town CC as Badureliya recorded a commanding 289 in their allotted 50 overs for the loss of just 5 wickets. Stylish batsman Sachin Hewawasam top scored for Badureliya with 77. Pathum Madusanka kept his consistent run as he converted a start to score 57 while Kavindu Mananperi made an unbeaten 51.

Rusiru Ravishanka (2/70) and Gayan Kanishka (2/68) picked up four wickets between them as they did not manage to contain Badureliya.

Kaluthara Town CC’s innings never got off the ground as Chandula Weerarathna ran through the Kaluthara Town innings picking 6/19 and Akash Senevirathna completed the rout and he picked the balance 4 for just 16 runs to condemn Kauthara Town to a mammoth 254 run defeat at Surrey Ground.

Brief Scores:

Badureliya – 289 for 5 in 50 overs: Sachin Hewawasam 77, Pathum Madusanka 57, Kavindu Mananperi 51*, Rusiru Ravishanka 2/70, Gayan Kanishka 2/68.

Kalutara Town CC – 35 all out in 11.4 overs: Chandula Weerarathna 6/19, Akash Senevirathna 4/16

BRC vs Air Force

Winning the toss and bowling first Air Force made full use of the conditions as they bowled BRC out for just 90 runs in 24 overs. Dilip Tharaka picked 4/10 as Mendis (2/14), Heshan Umendra (2/28) and Milan Priyantha (2/32) wrapped up the innings of BRC in just 24 overs.

Air Force made easy work of the target as Udayawansha Parakrama made an unbeaten 27 and Wishwa Chathuranga 24 guided Air Force to a 7 wicket win at the FTZ Ground.

Brief Scores:

BRC – 90 all out in 24 overs: Dilip Tharaka 4/10, M S Mendis 2/14, Heshan Umendra 2/28, Milan Priyantha 2/32

Air Force – 91 for 3 in 22 overs: Udayawansha Parakrama 27*, Wishwa Chathuranga 24, Lasith Lakshan 2/23