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SLC MAJOR CLUB U23 LEAGUE 50-OVER TOURNAMENT

SSC down Tamil Union C&AC the pick, Other winners CCC, Galle CC, Sebastianites C, Badureliya & Air Force

By Srian Obeyesekere

Of the tough draws, SSC beat Tamil Union C&AC by 4 wickets  of Wednesday’s fixtures of the Sri Lanka Cricket Major Club U23 League 50-Over Tournament. Set a revised target of 222 under the DLS after rain intervened, SSC romped to 223 for 6 wickets in 45. 4 overs with Nipun Dhananjaya making 62 off 84 inclusive of 3 sixes and 2 boundaries. Sammu Ashan made an unbeaten run a ball 45 clobbering 3 sixes while Krishan Sanjula made 45 off 61 with 4 boundaries.  Tamil Union made 235 in 49 overs with Kavindu Madarasinghe top scoring with 45 off 61 with 3 boundaries and a six. 

Meanwhile, Army SC ‘s Bishan Mendis struck 104 off 100 balls containing 9 boundaries and 4 sixes in defeating Navy SC by 62 runs at Welisara. Army made 271 for 9 off 47 overs and Navy, chasing a revised target of 177 in 22 overs on the DLS in the rain marred match, were 114 for 9.

Other teams that sounded the victory board were CCC by 4 wickets over Kurunegela YCC, Galle CC by 2 runs over Kandy Customs CC , Sebastianites by 34 runs over Police SC, Badureliya CC by 2 wickets over Nugegoda S&WC, Air Force by 4 wickets over Lankan CC at Katunayake, Badureliya CC by 2 wickets over Nugegoda S&WC, all rain affected.

AT CCC GROUNDS: CCC beat Kurunegela YCC by 4 wkts. on DLS. Match reduced to 36 overs.

Target 100 runs.

Kurunegela YCC 105 (33.4 Overs) RR: 3.12

(Randeera Ranasinghe 24, Kaveen Bandara 21, Keshan Wanniarachchi 18, Tharinda Wijesinghe 16, Amshi  De Silva 5/23, Ruvin Seneviratne 4/18)

CCC 100/6 (18 Overs) RR: 5.56

(Pavan Ratnayake n.o. 27, Pawantha Weerasinghe 25, Malindu Maduranga 12, Sonal Dinusha 12, Asitha Wanninayake 4/34)

AT P. SARA STADIUM: SSC beat Tamil Union C&AC by 4 wkts. Match reduced to 46 overs,

Target 222.

Tamil Union C&AC 235 (49 Overs) 4.80

(Kamesh Nirmal 47 61 2 1, Kavindu Madarasinghe 45 61 3 1, (Ashan Fernando 23, Supun Kavinda 22, Kavindu Pathirathne n.o. 15, Himesh Ramanayake 3/47, Kalana Perera 2/38)

SSC 223/6 (45.4 Overs) RR: 4.88

(Nipun Dhananjaya 62, 84 2 3, Krishan Sanjula 45 61 4, Sammu Ashan n.o. 45 3×6, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 40 39 2 2, Raveen de Silva 2/26, Sachindu Colombage 2/38) 

AT GALLE ESPLANADE: Galle CC beat Kandy Customs CC by 2 runs on DLS match reduced to 22 overs.

Target 122

Kandy Customs CC 130/8 (23 Overs) RR: 5.65

(Sasith Manuranga 28, Sasith Priyalal 25, Bagya Ediriweera 19, Rashmika Madushanka 17, Ganindu Dewmina 11, Thanula Chamod 2/23, Kushan Madusha 2/23)

Galle CC 124/6 (22 Overs) RR: 5.64

(Ravishka Wijesiri  44, 36 2 3, Kavindu Ediriweera 33 41 1 1, Vinura Dulsara 15, Thisara Dilshan 14, Imesh Madushanka 3/12) 

AT SURREY GROUNDS: Badureliya CC beat Nugegoda S&WC by 2 wkts.

Nugegoda S&WC 222 (44.3 Overs) RR: 4.99

(Sakuna Liyanage 81, 74 5 4, Pasindu Adithya 31 57 2 2, Muditha Lakshan 24, Abishek Liyanarachchi 23, 43 2 1, Thashika Nirmal 13, Kavinda Ishwara 12, Ruchira Koshitha 3/29, Malinda Jayod 2/45)

Badureliya CC 225/8 (44 Overs) RR: 5.11

(Ranesh Silva n.o. 67 70 6 1, Avindu Theekshana 51 43 2 2, Mithira Thenura 32, 51 3 1, Dunith Jayathunga 21, Avishka Lakshan 21, Thamindu Wickramarachchi n.o. 14, Vimukthi Kulathunga 4/41, Thashika Nirmal 3/39) 

AT AIR FORCE GROUNDS, KATUNAYAKE: Air Force SC beat Lankan CC by 4 wkts. on DLS. Match reduced to 43 overs.

Target 139

Lankan CC 148 (43.4 Overs) RR: 3.39

(Sawan Kankanange 21, Kevin Perera 29, Damith Silva 27, Dunith Wellalage 19, Kasun Abeyrathne 11,  

Kasun Ekanayake 3/31, Ravindu Sembakuttige 2/11, Movin Subasinghe 2/28)

Air Force 139/6 (39.4 Overs) RR: 3.50

(Ravindu Sembakuttige 67, 96 2 2, Movin Subasinghe 23, Chaamikara Hewage 22, Sadun Sathsara 4/31) Yasiru Rodrigo 2/31)

AT POLICE PARK: Sebastianites C beat Police SC by 34 runs on DLS. Match reduced to 47 overs. 

Target 167.

Sebastianites C 170 (49.1 Overs) RR: 3.46 

(Tharusha Fernando 46, Rayan Fernando 23, Tharusha Samarawickrama 23, Savindu Peiris n.o. 19, Kalana Sandeep 15, Nadith Mishendra 10, Mohamed Faheem 3/10, Charuka Jayathilake 3/39)

Police SC 132 (40.3 Overs) RR: 3.26

(Bawantha Udangamuwa 29, Lakshitha Amarasekara 27, Hasindu Shamika 22, Charuka Jayathilake 14, Nimesh Mendis 12, Tharusha Fernando 4/29, Tharusha Samarawickrama 2/20, Hansa de Silva 2/25)

AT WELISARA: Army SC beat Navy SC by 62 runs on DLS. Match reduced to 22 overs.

Target 177 

Army SC 271/9 (47 Overs) 5.77 

(Bishan Mendis 104 100 9 4, Pathum Kumara n.o. 71 57 7, Harith Fernando 19, Gihan Koralage 14,  Shehada Zoysa 12, Akindu Karunarathne 3/63, Johanne De Zilwa 2/42)

Navy SC 114/9 (22 Overs) RR: 5.18

(Bhagya Dissanayake 21, Imesh Viranga 21, Shalith Fernando 19, Vimud Sapnaka n.o. 18, Samitha Ranga 14, Hashan Sandeepa 3/10, Heshan Madushanka 2/29, Gihan Koralage 2/27)

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