Colts looking for early outright
By M. Shamil Amit

Under 23 Cricket

NCC batsman Devinda Dassanayake in action. (pic by Ranjith Perera).

An all round performance by Angelo Perera with support from Kushal Perera and Tharindu Attanayake put Colts on top against Kandy Youth CC at the end of the first days play in their Under 23 cricket encounter played at the Colts ground.

Angelo’s four wicket haul enabled Colts to bundle out their opponents for a paltry 56 while a knock of 108 by Kushal and a 94 from Tharindu saw Colts end the day making a massive 313 for 7 and look set to record an outright win when the match resumes at 10.00 a.m. today.

Kandy Youth CC 56 in 25.3 overs (Jayampathy Chandrathileke 23: Angelo Perera 4 for 10, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2 for 1, Thisara Perera 2 for 18)
Colts 313 for 7 in 65 overs (Kushal Perera 108, Tharindu Attanayake 94, Angelo Perera 49, Kanishka Elvitigala 24 n.o.: Chanaka Ranaweera 5 for 72)
NCC takes lead
NCC have already obtained a first inning lead over Army in their match which began at the NCC ground yesterday.

Army 127 in 46 overs (Chanaka Silva 35, Dilan Soysa 26: Roshan Laksiri 5 for 35, Devinda Dahanayake 3 for 25)
NCC 149 for 5 in 42 overs (Devinda Dahanayake 52, Damith Mapa 36 n.o.: Chanaka Silva 3 for 46, Duminda de Silva 2 for 43)

SSC take advantage
SSC took advantage on day one of their match against Panadura played at the Panadura Esplanade.
Panadura 116 in 46.5 overs (Tharindu Thushan 25: Dhanushka Colombage 6 for 39, Milan Fernando 4 for 26)
SSC 128 for 6 in 41 overs (Naveen Perera 45, Janudhika Sriyapala 26, Shalika Karunanayake 17 n.o.: Iresh Pushpakumara 3 for 48, Mohan Fonseka 2 for 46)

Even exchanges at Thurstan
Exchanges were even in the match between Ragama CC and Moratuwa played at Thurstan ground in Reid Avenue.
Ragama CC 192 in 47 overs (Tharaka Waduge 56, Dilan Senanayake 24, Lahiru Thirimanne 30, Harsha Vithana 16: Pathum de Mel 4 for 52, Milindu Fernando 2 for 20, Sanka Dinesh 2 for 36)
Moratuwa SC 111 for 3 in 41 overs (Shivanga Ranasuriya 51, Nayana Priyanjana 27, Mahesh Kumara 21 n.o.: Ranesh Perera 2 for 33)

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC dominate
Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC dominated the first days proceeding against Lankan at Wijerama Mawatha.
Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC 205 in 76.2 overs (Bhuddhi Samarawickrema 61, Charith Gayan 44, Sham Fernando 25, Shehan Kamalin 20, Ishan Muthaliph 20: Raju Gayashan 3 for 32, Nuwan Indika 2 for 20)
Lankan CC 34 for 4 in 16 overs (Chanaka Milinda 2 for 11)

Schools U20 XI pile up 375/9
Schools Under 20 XI taking first lease of the wicket piled up a score of 375 for 9 against Moors in the match played at Braybrooke Place.

Schools U20 XI 375 for 9 in 90 overs (Udara Peiris 81, Ishan Jayaratne 51, Ashan Priyanjana 50, Sachith Pathirana 46, Marlon Fernando 42, Madhawa Warnapura 41, Sanjaya Fernando 42 n.o.: Charith Bandara 3 for 58, Isuru Munasinghe 3 for 75, Prishan Hewage 2 for 43) vs Moors

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