NCC makes steady progress

By M. Shamil Amit

Eranga Gangoda with a knock of 84 inclusive of six boundaries put NCC in a strong position on day two of their Under 23 inter-club semi final encounter against BRC at the CCC ground.

After the first days play on Friday was washed out due to a wet outfield, Eranga’s innings enabled NCC, who took first lease of the wicket, to end their tenure by making a formidable 293.

NCC batsman Eranga Gangoda in action at CCC grounds, yesterday. (Pic by Ranjith Perera)

BRC in their turn (facing eight overs) ended the day on 15 for no loss. The match will be continued at 9.30 a.m. today.
NCC 293 in 90 overs (Eranga Gangoda 84, Shashrika Pussegolla 44, Deemantha Dahanaike 29, Roshan Laksiri 28, Dinesh Chandimal 24, Roshan Wijenayake 23, Lahiru Gamage 23 n.o.: Marlon Madusanka 4 for 100, Thasitha Chamara 3 for 64) BRC 15 for no loss in 8 overs Krishal 75 n.o.

In the other semi final encounter of the same tournament between SSC and Ragama CC at the Colts ground saw Krishal Magage making an unbeaten 75 as SSC batting first ended the day on 282 for 9 before bad light stopped play.

Krishal’s unbeaten knock comprised nine boundaries and was supported by a fine 48 by Hans Fernando. This match too was washed out on day one without a ball being bowled. The match will be continued at 9.30 a.m. today.

SSC 282 for 9 in 96.3 overs (Hans Fernando 48, Shalika Karunanayake 37, Sanjaya Fernando 28, Dimuth Karunaratne 21, Upesh Wijesiri 19, Chathupama Gunasinghe 17, Krishal Magage 75 n.o.: Madusanka Ekanayake 2 for 35, Hasitha de Silva 2 for 43) vs Ragama CC

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