Premier League Tier ‘A’ Ragama thunder hits Badureliya
By M. Shamil Amit


SSC batsman Nuwan Zoysa in action yesterday.Pic by Ranjith Perera

Two fine bowling performances by right arm pacemen Saliya Saman and Kaushalya Weeraratne put Ragama CC in the box seat against Badureliya CC at the end of the second days play in their Premier League Tier ‘A’ inter-club cricket encounter played at Braybrooke Place.

Saliya ruined the Badureliya CC batting in the first inning with figures of 5 for 18 to send them reeling to a low score of 54 while Kaushalya did the same in the second innings returning figures of 5 for 16 to have the opponents struggling to survive an innings defeat with the score on 72 for 6.

Ragama CC (225/6 o’night) 285 in 97.2 overs (Duminda Perera 82, Sameera Soysa 50, Saliya Saman 27, Malinga Bandara 50 n.o.: T.M. Sampath 3 for 11, Niroshan Bandarathileke 3 for 46)

Badureliya CC 54 in 20 overs (Saliya Saman 5 for 18, Dharshana Gamage 3 for 5) and 72 for 6 in 26.1 overs (Ranesh Perera 31 n.o., Upul Fernando 20 n.o.: Kaushalya Weeraratne 5 for 16)

Navin, Nuwan and Dimuth prop SSC

Half tons by Navin Perera, Nuwan Zoysa and Dimuth Karunaratne helped SSC to make an imposing 378 on day two in their Premier League Tier ‘A’ inter-club cricket encounter against Colts played at the SSC ground.

SSC (240/5 o’night) 378 in 115.4 overs (Navin Perera 96, Nuwan Zoysa 67, Dimuth Karunaratne 55, Kaushal Lokuarachchi 46, Kaushal Silva 26: Dilruwan Perera 5 for 120, Chaminda Vaas 2 for 56)
Colts 164 in 47.3 overs (Chaminda Vaas 31, Jeewantha Kulatunga 28, Thisara Perera 26, Rashan Peiris 24: Nuwan Zoysa 5 for 22, Kaushal Lokuarachchi 3 for 30)

Bold reply by Bloomfield

Gihan Rupasinghe’s unbeaten knock of 154 was overshadowed by some terrific batting as Bloomfield made a bold reply of 345 for 4 in reply to Tamil Unions 299 on day two in the match played at P. Sara Stadium.

Tamil Union (294/9 o’night) 299 in 74.2 overs (Omesh Wijesiriwardena 37, Gihan Rupasinghe 154 n.o.: Tharanga Lakshitha 5 for 58, Nuwan Fernando 2 for 68)

Bloomfield 345 for 4 in 79 overs (T.M. Dilshan 112, Yohan de Silva 81, Thilina Masmulla 26, Prasanna Jayawardena 55 n.o., Chamara Silva 46 n.o.)

Kosala and Tharaka rescue NCC

Kosala Kulasekera and Tharaka Kottehewa rescued NCC with a 144 runs partnership for the ninth wicket which saw them end their innings on 254 after bowling out CCC for 168 in the match played at the CCC ground.

CCC 168 (Sachith Pathirana 71, Tharindu Mendis 36, Nisal Randika 28: Malintha Gajanayake 2 for 13, Tharaka Kottehewa 2 for 33, Chanaka Komasaru 2 for 38, Kosala Kulasekera 2 for 39) and 49 for 2 in 14 overs (Daminda Ranaweera 19 n.o., Bhathiya Perera 19 n.o.: Tharaka Kottehewa 2 for 18)
NCC (55/4 o’night) 254 in 88.3 overs (Kosala Kulasekera 83, Kanchana Gunawardena 19, Malintha Gajanayake 19, Tharaka Kottehewa 62 n.o.: Chaminda Vidanapathirana 4 for 57, Ishan Ratnayake 4 for 65, Sujeewa de Silva 2 for 59)

Marians struggling

Chilaw Marians were made to toil for their runs by Army and were struggling on 167 for 7 chasing a score of 229 in the match played at the FTZ ground in Katunayake.

Army (145/5 o’night) 229 in 83.4 overs (Chandima Prasad 54, Indika Karunaratne 43, Chanaka Silva 35, Dilan Soysa 19, and Romesh Mendis 18: Dinuk Hettiarachchi 6 for 48)

Chilaw Marians 167 for 7 in 52 overs (Milinda Siriwardena 62, Harsha Cooray 38, Janaka Gunaratne 20 n.o.: Seekuge Prasanna 3 for 52)

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