ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 38

Colts and Tamil Union home for lunch

By T.B. Rahman

Colts and Tamil Union were home for lunch on the third day of the Sirasa Premier League Division one encounters yesterday.
Colts defeated Bloomfield by ten wickets at Havelock Park.

Bloomfield who were 71 for 4 overnight were wrapped up for 127 runs with Thilan Mirando capturing 4 for 47 runs.

CCC batsman Nisal Randika in action against SSC. Pic by Ranjith Perera

Needing just 59 runs to win, Colts scored 61 without loss off 10.3 overs. Harsha Vithana scored 39 inclusive of seven fours.

Bloomfield: 244 and 71 for 4 o/n. 127 all out (Thilina Kandamby 18, Mohan de Silva 27, Thilan Mirando 4 for 47, Muthumudaliga Pushpakumara 3 for 22)

Colts: 312 and 61 for no loss (Harsha Vithana 39 n.o. Shantha Kalavitigoda 20 n.o.)

Tamil Union by four wickets
Tamil Union too went home for lunch when they defeated Ragama CC by four wickets at the FTZ ground Katunayake.
The visitors needed just 118 runs for victory on the third day having been 48 for 2 overnight reached the target losing just four more wickets.

Lanka de Silva once again played a patient innings to score 34 runs with five boundaries. Until then Tamil Union feared of losing quick wickets and failing to reach the target.

Ragama CC: 124 and 197 (Kaushal Weeraratne 82, M. Maduwantha 4 for 35)

Tamil Union: 165 and 48 for 2 o/n, 159 for 6 (Sagana Kumara 31, Gihan Rupasinghe 23, Lanka de Silva 34, Ranga Dias 18, Rally Tissera 17 n.o. Kaushal Weeraratne 2 for 37)

Moors crush NCC
Moors SC crushed NCC by 197 runs with a day to spare on the third day at Braybrook Place yesterday.
Despite having a lead of 226 runs on the first innings, Moors batted a second time and were 45 for no loss overnight. They went on to score 261 for two wickets declared.

Roy Silva scored 53 runs while Anil Rideegammanagedera was unbeaten on 125 runs. He hit 16 fours and three sixes during his knock of 156 deliveries.

Bathiya Perera too batted well to be unbeaten on 50 runs with four boundaries. This pair put on 154 runs in an unfinished partnership for the third wicket.

Batting a second time, NCC did well to score 290 runs off 49.3 overs. Kosala Kulasekera played a flashy innings to score 129 runs. He faced 100 deliveries and hit ten fours and seven sixes.

Moors: 456 and 45 for no loss o/n, 261 for 2 declared. (Roy Silva 53, Janaka Wannakuwatte 24, Anil Rideegammanagedera 125 n.o., Bathiya Perera 50 n.o.)

NCC: 230 and 290 in 49.3 overs (Kanchana Gunawardena 31, Lasith Fernando 38, Kosal Kulasekera 129, Maya Bandara 17, Dasun Kottehewa 27, Rangana Herath 4 for 91, Chanaka Welegedera 3 for 42, Tharanga Fernando 3 for 67

CCC lead by 539 runs
CCC has taken an overall lead of 539 runs with four wickets in hand over SSC at Maitland Crescent on the third day.
SSC resuming their innings in the morning from 90 for 5 were bowled out for 130 runs off 44.4 overs. Shalika Karunanayake scored 21 runs.

Nisal Randika bowled best to capture six wickets for just 18 runs off only 8.4 overs.

CCC then went on to make 246 for 6 off 74 overs. Nisal Randeka and Jehan Mubarak batted patiently put on 133 runs for the second wicket. Randika faced 202 balls and hit ten fours while Mubarak hit 14 fours and two sixes during his 120 ball innings.
With a day of play left it will be a daunting task for SSC to earn victory.

CCC: 423 and 246 for 6 in 74 overs at close. (Daminda Ranaweera 19, Nisal Randika 97, Jehan Mubarak 64, Chamara Kapugedera 22 n.o. Chandra Kumara 22 n.o. Sachitra Senanayake 5 for 76)

SSC: 90 for 5 o/n, 130 in 44.4 overs (Shalika Karunanayake 21, S. Kumara 2 for 20, Nisal Randika 6 for 18)

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