Shasheen And Lakshan Put Lankan CC In Control
Here’s a round-up of the SLC Tier ‘B’ Premier League Tournament round six that concluded today around Island.
Lankan CC vs Kalutara TC
The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first on a perfect batting surface in Maggona. The Lankan openers blasted the Kalutara bowling to all-parts as both Shasheen Fernando and Lakshan Rodrigo stroked centuries to steer them to a commanding position at stumps.
Lankan Cricket Club 420/4 (90) Shasheen Fernando 122, Lakshan Rodrigo 121, Geeth Kumara 69*, Thushara Madanayake 60*, Maduranga Zoysa 29, Ravindu Tillakaratne 2/120.
Galle vs Panadura
Former Sri Lankan player Hasantha Fernando scored a classy half-ton as the lads from Galle got bundled out for a decent 217 in the game that started at the Galle International stadium. The game is in the balance as the Panadura boys lost 2 wickets for 57 runs at close of play.
Galle Cricket Club 217 (62.1) Hasantha Fernando 55, Charitha Buddhika 42, Gayan Sirisoma 30, Damitha Hunukumbura 22, Chanaka Wijesinghe 20, Vinod Perera 4/44, Mohammed Rameeth 2/31, Shameendra Madushan 2/43.
Panadura Sports Club – 57/2 (24) Ashen Kavinda 37*.
Negombo vs Police
Negombo skipper Umega Chathuranga stroked an unbeaten half-ton as the hosts got bowled out for a paltry 178 at Kadirana. In reply, the Cops need 108 to win first innings points with 6 wickets remaining at the end of the opening day.
Negombo Cricket Club 178 (63.3) Umega Chaturanga 56*, Lasith Croospulle 22, Akeel Inham 22, Nimesh Vimukthi 5/66, Kalyana Rathnapriya 5/79.
Police Sports Club – 71/4 (34) Dinusha Fernando 30*, Sehan Weerasinghe 2/15.
Kurunegala vs Air Force
The visitors battled the day out with a solid total on the board as they challenged the group toppers in the game started in Katunayake. Opener Sarinda Dassanayake was the highlight for the lads from Kurunagala with an impressive 63.
Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club 267/8 (90) Sarinda Dassanayake 63, Hashan Prabath 47*, Charith Mendis 40, Damith Perera 30, Dhanushka Dharmasiri 29, Lakshan Fernando 2/68, Milan Rathnayake 2/53, Hashan James 2/28.
(By Shameera Weerasinghe )