Angelo carries Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC to safety
|A jubilant Angelo Perera sneaking a single to reach his ton at the BRC grounds yesterday.
-Picture by Ranjith Perera.
Angelo Perera carried Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC to safety with an unbeaten 108 which had 15 hits to the ropes and thus helped his side to end on a respectable 232 on day one of their Under 23 encounter against Tamil Union played at the BRC grounds.
Angelo came into the crease when the side was struggling with six of their top order batsmen back in the pavilion with the score on 57. He was involved in two fruitful partnerships first for the seventh wicket of 74 with Saliya Tennekoon and the other of 60 with Romesh Eranga who made 14 for the ninth wicket.
Tamil Union in their turn were 30 for 1. The match will be continued at 10 00 a.m. today.
Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC 232 (Saliya Tennekoon 32, Asela Aluthge 17, Angelo Perera 108 n.o.; Gihan Rupasinghe 5 for 37, Heshan Morawaka 2 for 38, Madhawa Perera 2 for 42)
Tamil Union 30 for 1 (Dilhan Cooray 20 n.o.)
Half tons by Dimuth and Naveen
Half tons by Dimuth Karunaratne and Naveen Perera saw SSC end the first day’s play on 291 for 5 in their encounter against Army at the SSC grounds.
SSC 291 for 5 (Dimuth Karunaratne 70, Naveen Perera 53, Janudhika Sriyapala 45, Hans Fernando 41, Kaushal Silva 34, Dasun Randika 30 n.o; Seekuge Prasanna 2 for 81) vs Army
Thisara 131 n.o.
An unbeaten 131 in only 85 balls with ten boundaries and seven sixes by Thisara Perera who was also involved in an unbroken 186 runs partnership with Sashan Silva helped Colts declare their innings on 360 for 5 on day one of their encounter against Kandy YCC played at Asgiriya. In reply Kandy YCC were 25 for 1.
Colts 360 for 5 declared (Sachitra Serasinghe 84, Harsha Vithana 24, Thisara Perera 131, Sashan Silva 77 n.o.; Sachith Pathirana 2 for 73)
Kandy YCC 25 for 1
Chilaw Marians thanks to half tons by Isuru Perera and Suresh Niroshan recovered from 90 for 6 to end their innings on 228 against Moratuwa SC in their match played at De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa.
Chilaw Marians 228 (Isuru Perera 67, Suresh Niroshan 56, Milinda Siriwardena 41, Amal Athulathmudali 17, Charith Keerthisinghe 15 n.o; Sanka Dinesh 4 for 50, Jeewan Chamikara 2 for 52, Pathum de Mel 2 for 55)
Moratuwa SC 40 for no loss (Priyanka Soysa 18 n.o.)
NCC take lead
NCC have already taken a first innings lead over Bloomfield at Reid Avenue.
Bloomfield 120 (Yohan de Silva 24, Rakitha Wimaladharma 43 n.o; Tharaka Kotehewa 2 for 15, Suraj Mohamed 2 for 21, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2 for 19, T. Fernando 2 for 36)
NCC 157 for 5 (Kanchana Gunawardena 49, Hashan Goonethileke 45, Sahan Wijeratne 23; Rakitha Wimaladharma 4 for 44)
Ragama CC on top
Ragama CC came out on top in their encounter against KYCC played at De Mazenod College grounds in Kandana.
KYCC 131 (Wimanga Perera 39, Thilina Herath 30; Gayan Fernando 5 for 45, Saliya Saman 3 for 36)
Ragama CC 153 for 6 (Amila Sandaruwan 48, Indika Senaratne 23, Tharaka Waduge 20; Duminda Dassanayake 4 for 20)
Exchanges even at Kotahena
Exchanges were even in the encounter between Saracens and Kalutara TC at St Benedict’s College grounds in Kotahena.
Saracens 128 (Thilina Masmulla 30, Samith Dushantha 23, Kanishka Amarasinghe 20, Kasun Bodisha 20; Janith Sameera 6 for 34, Iran Indika 2 for 17)
Kalutara TC 58 for 5 (Malinda Pushpakumara 4 for 6)
No play after lunch
No play was possible after lunch in the encounter at the Panadura Esplanade between Panadura and Sebastianites who batted first and made 64 for 1 when rain stopped play.
Sebastianites 64 for 1 (Dinesh Panditharatne 42 n.o.) vs Panadura