Boralessa and Dickwella put NCC in command

Premier League Cricket



by Roshen Steelman


Spinner Sohan Boralessa’s six wickets and opener Niroshan Dickwella’s 146 (4x16) put NCC in a commanding position in the Premier League Tournament match against Kurunegala YCC at Maitland Crescent, which commenced, on Friday.


Boralessa ran through the Kurunegala batting line-up and they were bundled out for 60 runs in the 30th over. In reply, NCC scored 362 runs for 4 wickets with Dickwella scoring a century. Apart from Dickwella, Upul Tharanga and Angelo Perera recorded half centuries for NCC.


Brief Scores:


Kurunegala YCC 60 all out in 29.1 overs (Darshana Mahawatte 19 n.o.; Sohan Boralessa 6/13, Kosala Kulasekara 2/16, Tharidu Kaushal 2/13)


NCC 362 for 4 wkts in 60 overs (Niroshan Dickwella 146, Upul Tharanga 85, Sandun Weerakkody 38, Angelo Perera 52 n.o., Kosala Kulasekara 29 n.o.; Chamikara Edirisinghe 2/86)


SSC take upper hand against Chilaw Marians


Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva scored half centuries as SSC took the upper hand over Chilaw Marians in their Premier League Tournament match, which commenced at Maitland Crescent, on Friday.


Chilaw Marians, choosing to bat first posted a total of 142 with Asela Jayasinghe top scoring with 67. SSC were 240 for 2 wickets at stumps, thanks to Kaushal Silva’s unbeaten 78 runs and Dimuth Karunaratne’s 70 runs.


Brief Scores:


Chilaw Marians 142 all out in 32.5 overs (Asela Jayasinghe 67; Amil Prasad 2/44, Sachithra Senanayake 3/35, Kasun Madushanka 3/33)


SSC 240 for 2 wkts in 55 overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 70, Tharanga Paranavitana 49, Kaushal Silva 78 n.o., Thilan Samaraweera 38 n.o.; Umesh Karunaratne 1/61)


De Saram and Lokuhettige take


Moors to 430 for 6


Indika De Saram and Dilhara Lokuhettige stroked centuries as Moors SC scored a mammoth 430 for six wickets at stumps, on day one in their Premier League Tournament match against Saracens SC which commenced at Braybrooke Place, on Friday.


De Saram scored 121 runs (4x16, 6x3) while Lokuhettige was unbeaten at 101 (4x15, 6x2).


Brief Scores:


Moors SC 430 for 6 wkts in 90 overs (Shehan Jayasuriya 40, Isham Ghouse 65, Janaka Gunaratne 61, Indika de Saram 129, Dilhara Lokuhettige 101 n.o.)


Saracens SC


Vithanage guides Tamil Union


Kithruwan Vithanage scored 122 runs (4x15, 6x2) to help Tamil Union to post a total of 353 in their Premier League Tournament match against SL Ports Authority, which commenced at the P. Sara Oval, on Friday.


Apart from Kithruwan, Sachithra Serasinghe and Mahela Udawatte scored half centuries. Isuru Udana and Omesh Wijesiriwardene were impressive with the ball, picking three wickets apiece.


Brief Scores:


Tamil Union 353 all out in 86.1 overs (Kithruwan Vithanage 122, Sachithra Serasinghe 65, Mahela Udawatte 53, Rangana Herath 29; Isuru Udana 3/79, Omesh Wijesiriwardene 3/42)


SL Ports Authority


Ragama-Colts evenly poised


The Premier League Tournament match between Colts CC and Ragama CC was evenly poised with Ragama CC scoring 150 for eight wickets in reply to Colts’ first innings total of 143 at Havelock Park, on Friday.


Brief Scores:


Colts CC 143 all out in 36.2 overs (Sajeewa Weerakoon 31 n.o., Chathuranga Kumara 30; Kaushalya Weeraratne 3/38, Nilanka Premaratne 2/41)


Ragama CC 150 for 8 wkts in 47 overs (Kaushalya Weeraratne 61; Kanishka Alvitigala 2/40, Sajeewa Weerakoon 2/29)


Three half centuries take Badureliya


to 358 for 6


Sebastian Perera, Pabasara Waduge and Asanka Silva scored half centuries as Badureliya made 358 for 6 wickets at stumps, on day one in their Premier League Tournament match against Galle CC at the Galle International Stadium, on Friday.


Brief Scores:


Badureliya 358 for 6 wkts in 90 overs (Sebastian Perera 60, Pabasara Waduge 77, Mapa Bandara 37, Asanka Silva 52 n.o., Saliya Saman 42 n.o.; Imesh Udayanga 3/38)


Galle CC


Bloomfield 236 vs BRC


BRC’s bowlers Romesh Eranga, Malan Madusanka and Gihan Dilruk took three wickets apiece to restrict Bloomfield to 236 in their Premier League Tournament match, which commenced at Reid Avenue, on Friday.


In reply, BRC were 58 for one wicket at stumps.


Brief Scores:


Bloomfield 236 all out in 75.4 overs (Madawa Warnapura 43, Nadeera Nawela 39, Primosh Perera 34, Tharanga Lakshitha 33; Romesh Eranga 3/40, Malan Madusanka 3/70, Gihan Dilruk 3/21)


BRC 58 for one wicket in 12 overs


Perera’s 94 highlight in Panadura’s 331


Number seven batsman Dilruwan Perera fell six runs short of well deserved century as he helped his team post a competitive total of 331 in their Premier League Tournament match against Lankan CC, which commenced at Panadura, on Friday.


In reply, Lankan CC were 28 for two wickets.


Brief Scores:


Panadura SC 331 all out in 79.5 overs (Chanaka Wijesinghe 54, Dilruwan Perera 94, Danuja Nandana 44 n.o.,Chamara Silva 33; Shohan Bowala 3/70, Sachithra Perera 3/86)


Lankan CC 28 for 2 wkts in 8 overs


All-round Prasanna puts Army on top


Seekkuge Prasanna took five wickets and scored a half century as Army SC moved into a commanding position in their Premier League Tournament match against Air Force SC, which commenced, at Panagoda, on Friday.


SL Air Force batting first were bundled out for 130 and in reply Army were 303 for 7 wickets at stumps.


Brief Scores:


SL Air Force SC 130 all out in 27.3 overs (T. Nadeera 28, Akila Isanka 25; Seekkuge Prasanna 5/35, Ajantha Mendis 3/39, Janith Silva 2/15)


SL Army SC 303 for 7 wkts in 62 overs (Lakshitha Madushan 89, Seekkuge Prasanna 54, Rishan Kavinga 34, Asela Gunaratne 43; Akila Isanka 4/88)


Dinuka Hettiarachchi takes seven


Colombo CC’s left-arm-spinner Dinuka Hettiarachchi’s seven wickets helped his team to restrict SL Navy to 198 in their Premier League Tournament match, which commenced, at Welisara, on Friday.


In reply CCC were 94 for five wickets.


Brief Scores:


SL Navy SC 198 all out in 67.3 overs (Lakmal Keerthiratne 41, Dhanushka Gurusinghe 31; Dinuka Hettiarachchi 7/57, Maduka Liyanapathiranage 2/47)


CCC 94 for 5 wkts in 19 overs (Sameen Kandanearachchi 25 n.o., Gihan Rupasinghe 20; Nishantha Weerakkody 2/25, Dulanjana Mendis 2/40)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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