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September 26, 2023
Kandy Customs CC defeat Negombo CC; rest drawn; Nimanda Madushanka, Kasun Vidura and Lasith Abeyratne score centuries

Sri Lanka Cricket

SLC MAJOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2023

By Srian Obeyesekere

Kandy Customs CC defeated Negombo CC by 35 runs in a Group B fixture of the SLC Major League Tournament at the FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake while the rest of the fixtures ended in rain marred no decisions.

Negombo CC, chasing 208, was dismissed for 172 having resumed from an overnight 11 for 2 with the efforts of Himesha Liyanage 68 off 46 with 2 boundaries and Madawa Warnapura 36 off 77 with 2 boundaries and a six the only worthwhile contributions in the face of the threesome Kandy Customs attack of Gayan Sirisoma 4 for 75, Yohan Maddege 2 for 20 and Imesh Udayanga 2 for 25.

A highlight of the week-end was BRC’s Nimanda Madushanka, Chilaw Marians Kasun Vidura and Tamil Union C&AC’s Lasith Abeyratne scoring centuries.

The Group A fixture between BRC and Galle CC ended in a high scoring affair following BRC running up 460 for 8 declared on ton up Nimanda Madushanka’s unbeaten 121 off 121 balls topped by 5 over the top and 4 to the boundary. Galle responded with a compelling 324 for 4.

Chilaw Marians Kasun Vidura notched 116 off 181 balls packed with 14 boundaries versus Moors SC in converting an overnight 84 to the dream three figure mark in a total of 321in a Group B game at the Surrey Village Grounds, Maggona. Moors responded with 195 for 4 with opening batsman Janishka Perera unfortunate to miss a well-deserved century by 4 runs.

Lasith Abeyratne scored 100 off 191 with just the boundary and 2 sixes in a Tamil Union total of 339 for 8 declared versus NCC had replied with 130 for 2 in Group B.

 

 

CHIEF SCORES:

GROUP B

Kandy Customs CC 117 (34 Overs) beat Negombo CC by 35 runs at FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake.

(Sahan Kosala 51, Sameen Kandanearachchi 34, Nishan Peiris 3/24, Chanura Fernando 3/28, Upul Indrasiri 2/34, Dimuth Sandaruwan 1/27)

And 221 (57 Overs) (Sadeesh Jayawardena 45, Malindu Maduranga 44, Mithun Jayawickrama 37, Anureet Singh 24, Sahan Kosala 22, Sameen Kandaneaachchi 20, Imesh Udayanfa 14, Upul Indrasiri 4/67, Nishan Peiris 3/63, Chanura Fernando 2/35)

Negombo CC 131 (54.5 Overs)

(Himasha Liyanage 30, Nishan Peiris 22, Umesh Lakshan 17, Jatin Saxena 16, Dilshan Munaweera 14,

Gayan Sirisoma 4/34, Buddika Sanjeewa 4/38, Mithun Jayawickrama 1/16, Imesh Udayanga 1/17)

And 172 (59 Overs) (Himesha Liyanage 68 `46 2, Madawa Warnapura 36 77 21, Upul Indrasiri 15, Jatin Saxena 13, Nishan Peiris 11, Gayan Sirisoma 4/75, Yohan Maddege 2/20, Imesh Udayanga 2/25 Anureet Singh 1/15, Buddika Sanjeewa 1/26).

 

GROUP A

BRC 460/8 decl (124 Overs) vs Galle at Galle International Stadium

(Nimanda Madushanka n.o. 100 121 45, Lakshan Gamage 77 72 7 3, Risira Weerasuriya 74 184 5 1, Dulash Udayanga 50 78 6, , Duvindu Tillakaratne 51 94 51, Leo Francis 39 100 4, Abhishek Raman 38 66, 3 2, Dulaj Ashen 18,  Sahan Adeesha Appuhami 3/101, Umega Chaturanga 2/107, Tharinda Guruge 1/39, Sachithra Perera 1/97, Sahan Perera 1/118).

Galle CC 324/4 (83 Overs)

(Harsha Vithana n.o. 64, Irosh Samarasooriya 63, Shalith Fernando n.o. 54, Vishva Wijeratne 47, Oshada Fernando 15, Duvindu Tillakaratne 2/111, Janith Silva 1/32, Umeshka Morais

1/52)

Colombo CC vs Sinhalese Sports Club at CCC Grounds match abandoned without a ball bowled.

 

Colts CC vs Sri Lanka Army no decision at Colts CC Grounds

Sri Lanka Army 330/7 (82.4 Overs)

(Asela Gunaratne 89, Pathum Kumara 77, Shehan Fernando 54, Dinesh Chandimal 44, Ashan Randika 29, Seekkuge Prasanna 21, Kavishka Anjula 2/44, Udith Madushan 2/52, Heshan Madushanka 1/57, Akila Dananjaya 1/119)

 

Nugegoda SWC vs Ragama no decision at Thurstan College Grounds, Colombo.

Nugegoda SWC 47/2 (15 Overs)

(Tillakaratne Sampath n.o. 15, Jeson Perera 12, Santhush Gunathilake 2/24)

 

GROUP B

Tamil Union C & AC vs NCC no decision at NCC Grounds

Tamil Union C & AC 339/8 decl. (86.4 Overs)

(Lasith Abeyratne 100, Ron Chandraguptha 58, Ravindu Fernando 56, Vijayakanth Viskanth 46, Kamesh Nirmal 23, Lasith Abeyratne 20, Sammu Ashan 19, Lasith Embuldeniya 4/113, Amshi de Silva 2/33,  Chamika Gunasekara 1/55, Sahan Arachchige 1/61).

NCC 130/2 (16.1 Overs)

(Niroshan Dickwella 68, Lahiru Udara 53, Sachith Pathirana 1/18, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 1/34)

Chilaw Marians CC 321 (83.5 Overs) vs Moors SC no decision at Surrey Village Grounds, Maggona

(Kasun Vidura 116, Vishwa Chathuranga 53, Tharindu Amarasinghe 53, Kavindu Nirmana 36, Raveen Yasas 19, Ninad Kadam 17, Damitha Silva 12, Praveen Jayawickrama 4/76, Tilanga Udeshana 3/58, Milan Rathnayake 2/73, Ramesh Mendis 1/78)

Moors SC 195/4 (42.4 Overs)

(Janishka Perera 96, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 74, Kavindu Kulasekara 10, Thikshila de Silva 2/18, Lasith Lakshan 1/31, Irushka Thimira 1/76)

Bloomfield C&AC 131 vs Police SC no decision at Bloomfield C&AC Grounds

(Hasnain Bokhari 54, Jeffrey Vandersay 24, Nipun Karunanayake 19, Hasitha Boyagoda 11, Manelker De Silva 10, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/62, Nalin Priyadarshana 3/48, Priyamal Perera 1/2)

And 61/5 (28 Overs)

(Hasitha Boyagoda 20, Sandun Weerakkody 19, Hasnain Bokhari n.o. 10, Malinda Pushpakumara 2/19, Supun Madushanka ¼, Nalin Priyadarshana 1/37)

 

Police SC 156 (41.1 Overs)

(Ashen Bandara 42, Nadeera Balasooriya 39, Supun Madushanka 33, Sandun Weerakkody 4/32, Sahan Nanayakkara 4/48, Asitha Wanninayake 2/31,)

Sri Lanka Air Force SC vs Sebastianites C&AC no decision at De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa

Sri Lanka Air Force SC 205

(Praveen de Silva 68, Udayawansha Parakrama 34, Sahil Dias 22, Geeth Kumara 22, Dulanjana Mendis 16, Kemira Wijenayake 12, Movin Subasingha 12, Tharusha Fernando 4/44, Tharindu Rathnayake 2/43, Isitha Wijesunddara 2/40, Dushan Vimukthi 1/20)

Sebastianites C&AC 235/6 (85 Overs)

(Navindu Vithanage 66, Adeesha Nanayakkara 43, Isivara Dissanayaka n.o. 35, Promod Maduwantha 23, Sachitha Jayatilake 20,  Tharindu Rathnayake n.o. 15, Abisheak Liyanaarchchi 10, Dushan Vimukthi 16, Geeth Kumara 2/33, Lasanda Rukmal 1/19, Malith de Silva 1/41, Movin Subasingha 1/41 )

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