Starting this season’s Premier League in style, middle-order bat Colts’ Dhanuka Pathirana hammered a splendid 150 off 229 balls (4x17, 6x1), as they amassed a formidable 403 for five in the 1st innings, on the opening day of their Tier ‘A’ match played against Moors SC at Havelock Park, yesterday.
Colts CC 403 for 5 wkts (M. Warnapura 61, I. Muthaliph 35, D. Pathirana 150, R. Silva 27, J. Kulatunga 38, D. Perera 63 n.o.; N. Ranjith 3-88) v Moors SC
Bloomfield vs CCC at Bloomfield
After being bowled out for a lowly 148, Bloomfield struck back to reduce the opponents CCC to 93-7 at Reid Avenue.
Bloomfield 148 all out (T. Masmulla 43, Y. de Silva 22, C. Silva 23, C. Jayasinghe 23; S. Silva 3-41, C. Vidanapathirana 2-46, I. Ratnayake 2-25, N. Rupasinghe 3-9)
CCC 93 for 7 wkts (B. Perera 28, N. Randhika 33 n.o.; T. Lakshitha 3-28, C. Jayasinghe 2-11)
Tamil Union vs Ragama CC at P. Sara
Ian Daniel’s unbeaten half century helped Ragama CC to have a solid start against Tamil Union, after Ragama bowlers got out the home team for 207 on day-one of their three-day encounter.
Tamil Union 207 all out (J. Mendis 52, L. de Silva 58, M. Pushpakumara 42, G. Rupasinghe 20; S. Saman 3-45, D. Gamage 2-46, M. Bandara 3-35)
Ragama CC 108 for 3 wkts (I. Daniel 53 n.o., I. de Saram 27)
SSC vs Chilaw Marians at SSC
Kaushal Silva struck a vital ton (133), inclusive of 11 boundaries, to help the defending champions SSC total 319 all out in their first innings against Chilaw Marians SC at Maitland Place.
SSC 319 all out (K. Silva 133, D. Karunaratne 63, S. Karunanayake 26; N. Silva 5-43, D. Hettiarachchi 4- 101) vs Chilaw Marians SC
NCC vs Badureliya SC at NCC
Two fine fifties by T.M. Sampath (52) and Alankara Asanka (50) put Badureliya SC in a commanding position in their match against strong NCC at Maitland Place yesterday. That was after four Badureliya bowlers helped bundle out NCC for a measly 141.
NCC 141 all out (E. Gangoda 23, L. Fernando 23, D. Mapa 18; N. Bandaratilleke 2-5, D. Arnolda 2-27, P. Jayaprakash 2-36, A. Prasad 2-43)
Baduraliya CC: 162 for 2 (T.M. Sampath 52, A. Asanka 50).