Umesh sends Kandy Youth CC reeling - Under 23 Cricket

By M. Shamil Amit, Pic by Ranjith Perera

An all round performance by Umesh Karunaratne helped Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC to come out on top against Kandy YCC on day one of their Under 23 inter-club cricket encounter at the BRC ground yesterday.

Right arm off spinner Umesh Karunaratne’s match figures of 5 for 35 saw Kandy YCC reeling to a paltry 109.The visitors were struggling on 88 for 9 and look they would be bundled out for less than 100 but Kasun Basnayake helped them reach the three figure mark.

Moors batsman Imesh Udayanga in action against Ragama CC at Braybrooke Place yesterday.

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC in their turn ended the day on 202 for 6 and have already obtained a first inning lead.

Kandy YCC 109 in 34.4 overs (Amila Jayasinghe 18, Kasun Basnayake 17 n.o.: Umesh Karunaratne 5 for 35, Lasitha de Silva 3 for 49)

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC 202 for 6 in 53 overs (Geeth Kumara 30, Indika Massalage 27, Buddhi Samarawickrama 24, Nuwan Dharshana 20, Umesh Karunaratne 53 n.o., Shehan Perera 33 n.o.: Kasun Ekanayake 4 for 86, Adel Riyal 2 for 57)

Shameera and Imesh steer Moors

Half tons by Shameera Weerasingha and Imesh Udayanga enabled Moors to end their innings on a formidable 275 in their encounter against Ragama CC on the opening days at Braybrooke Place.
Shameera top scored with 92 while Imesh contributed 50 to bolster the Moors score. In reply Ragama CC were 51 for 1 having faced 14 overs.

Moors 275 in 73.3 overs (Shameera Weerasinghe 92, Imesh Udayanga 50, Chathuranga de Silva 33, Pishan Hewage 33, Primosh Perera 26: Mangala Kumara 5 for 85, Gihan Dilruk 3 for 52)
Ragama CC 51 for 1 in 14 overs (Romesh Buddika 20 n.o.)

Sachitra and Dinidu crack tons

Tons by Sachitra Serasinghe and Dinidu Jayatileke saw Tamil Union make 360 for 7 against SSC in their encounter at the P. Sara Stadium.

Sachitra slammed 120 with 16 boundaries while Dinidu cracked 102 with 12 boundaries and a six with the duo putting on a 171 runs partnership for the third wicket.

Tamil Union 360 for 7 in 90 overs (Sachitra Serasinghe 120, Dinidu Jayatileke 102, Ashan Priyanjana 48, Isuru Udana 47: Chathupama Gunasinghe 3 for 46) vs SSC

Dawood 56

A knock of 56 by Farhas Dawood with eight boundaries enabled BRC to score 268 against Panadura at the Panadura Esplanade.

BRC 268 in 85.4 overs (Farhas Dawood 56, Amira Rabel 37, Raju Gayashan 33, Prabuddha Perera 34, Thasitha Chamara 21: Rajitha Mendis 3 for 46, Chathura Silva 3 for 66, Dhannusha Wickramaratne 2 for 22)

Panadura 2 for no loss in 2 overs
Saracens fight back
Saracens SC after being bowled out for 161 fought back to restrict NCC to 149 for 7 on day one at the NCC ground.

Saracens SC 161 in 45.5 overs (Sahan Palihakkara 58, Mohamed Aslam 39: Lahiru Gamage 3 for 59, Eranga Gangoda 2 for 11, Roshan Wijenayake 2 for 26)

NCC 149 for 7 in 42 overs (Shashrika Pussegolla 46, Rajitha Mendis 43: Sahan Palihakkara 2 for 24, Suren Silva 2 for 29, Charith M. Fernando 2 for 26)

Marians 279
Chilaw Marians taking first lease of the wicket made 279 against Air Force who were 17 for no loss at the Rifle Green.

Chilaw Marians 279 in 85.5 overs (Malith Gunatileke 63, Dharshana Hettiarachchi 46, Maduka Liyanapathirana 44, Ravi Karunaratne 32, Nishika de Silva 28, Amal Athulathmudali 19: Sahan Jayawardena 3 for 47, Yasith de Silva 3 for 89, Nuwan Alwis 2 for 57)

Air Force 17 for no loss in 5 overs
Sachith shines for CCC

A all round performance by skipper Sachith Pathirana supported by Anura Prasad and Michael Vanhoff helped CCC to end the first days play on top against Singha SC at the CCC ground.

Sachith’s figures of 6 for 28 enabled the home side skittle out Singha SC for meager 82. Sachith then continued the good work with his bat too by making a fine 71. He also put on a 102 partnership for the third wicket with Anura Prasad who remained unbeaten on 108 with 13 boundaries. Anura was also involved in another unbroken stand of 101 for the sixth wicket with Michael Vanhoff who made 55.
Singha SC 82 in 36.4 overs (Pradeep Silva 22, Prathapa Siriwardena 18: Sachith Pathirana 6 for 28, Romesh Perera 2 for 7, Buddika Gunaratne 2 for 28)

CCC 266 for 6 in 51 overs (Sachith Pathirana 71, Anura Prasad 108 n.o., Michael Vanhoff 55 n.o.: Saman Lasinka 2 for 35)

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