Colts dominate proceedings against Moratuwa SC

Under 23 Cricket

By M. Shamil Amit

Colts continued their dominance over Moratuwa SC when play stopped at the end of the Under 23 Division One cricket encounter played at the Colts ground.

Chilaw Marian’s allrounder Umesh Karunaratne in action yesterday. (Pic by Ranjith Perera)

Moratuwa SC resuming from their overnight score of 44 for 1 made steady progress in the morning session of play as they went into lunch on 213 for 5. The post lunch session saw them losing wickets at regular intervals and managed to add only a further 54 runs making 277. This was in reply to the home teams formidable score of 368 which came on the back three half tons from Tharindu Thushan who made a top score of 76 with ten boundaries and three sixes, Roshen Silva and Chathuranga Kumara.

Colts 368 (Tharindu Thushan 76, Roshen Silva 64, Chathuranga Kumara 58, Deshan Dias 40, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 36, Kusal Janith 32, Ishan Jayaratne 17, Oshada Fernando 15: Dharshana Hewawasam 3 for 50, Malshan Dias 3 for 80, Chamesh Fernando 2 for 49) and 86 for 1 (Kusal Janith 40 n.o., Deshan Dias 28 n.o.)

Moratuwa SC (44/1 overnight) 277 (Dharshana Hewawasam 94, Isuru Thilina 33, Malshan Mendis 33, Charith Fernando 27, Sujeewa Liyanage 24, Chamesh Fernando 18: Chathuranga Kumara 2 for 36, Ishan Jayaratne 2 for 43, Anushka Samaratunge 2 for 51, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 2 for 64)

Andri’s knock in vain
A knock of 127 with 15 boundaries and a six by Andri Berenger was in vain as it could not prevent CCC conceding a first inning lead to Tamil Union in their match played at P. Sara Stadium.

Tamil Union 296 (Ashan Priyanjana 94, Udara Peiris 30, Rashmika Maduranga 24, Sahan Wijesiri 69 n.o. Dilesh Gunaratne 4 for 56, Lasantha Manoj 2 for 28, Sachith Pathirana 2 for 70) and 6 for 1
CCC (19/0 overnight) 293 (Andri Berenger 127, Sachith Pathirana 52, Romesh Perera 35, Charitha Wathuregama 19, Sameera Weerasinghe 17: Lahiru Gamage 4 for 91, Isuru Udana 2 for 44)

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC plod
Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC plodded the whole of day two facing 78 overs to make 224 runs and end the second days play making 248 for 5 against Ragama CC in their match played at the NCC ground. Ragama CC helped by a knock of 80 from Wimanga Perera made a modest score of 280 on day one.
Ragama CC 280 (Wimanga Perera 88, Dananjaya de Silva 42, Prashan Wickremasinghe 35, Nalin Vimukthi 27, Nisham Mazahir 20: Ghafoor Asif 3 for 76, Eranda Hasthika 2 for 28, Malith Cooray 2 for 43, Chanaka Ranaweera 2 for 58)

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa CC (24/1 overnight) 248 for 5 (Lakshitha de Silva 49, Dhanushka Priyanuwan 24, Najeeb Latif 105 n.o. Nilanka Premaratne 4 for 74)

Exchanges even at Ried Avenue
Exchanges were even on day two in the match between Bloomfield and NCC in the match played at Reid Avenue.

Bloomfield 241 (Denuwan Fernando 73, Dilshan Munaweera 44, Chethana de Silva 42, Nilushan Nonis 30: Roshan Wijenayake 5 for 52, Roshan Laksiri 4 for 64) and 48 for 1 (Dilshan Munaweera 34)
NCC (16/1 overnight) 246 (Angelo Perera 52, Shashrika Pussegolla 44, Halampalage Levan 33, Imesh Udayanga 23, Roshan Laksiri 22: Amal Atapattu 5 for 67, Denuwan Fernando 2 for 57, Dilshan Munaweera 2 for 62)

Moors take upper hand
Moors took the upper hand against fancied Chilaw Marians to take a first inning lead when play ended on day two in the match played at Braybrooke Place.

Moors (278/8 overnight) 288 (Chathuranga de Silva 58, Shehan Jayasuriya 58, Dasun Madumal 44, Rinesh Jayaratne 39, Irosh Samarasooriya 33, Tharindu Uthpala 16: Umesh Karunaratne 5 for 112, Ruvindu Gunasekera 3 for 16) and 12 for 1Chilaw Marians 247 (Geeth Alwis 66, Sanath Silva 59, Geeth Kumara 31, Buddi Samarawickrema 28, Samin Kandanaarchchi 27: Chathuranga de Silva 4 for 52, Sanjaya Fernando 3 for 71, Mateesha Perera 2 for 31)

Janaka slams 115 n.o.
An unbeaten knock of 115 with 15 boundaries by Janaka Peiris was the highlight of the second days play between Air Force and Navy played at Welisara. Janaka’s knock saw the Airmen resuming from their overnight score of 126 for 2 end their innings making a massive 469 in reply to the Sailors 187.
Navy 187 (Dilan Chandima 35, Pubudu Edirisinghe 35, Chanaka Ruwansiri 35, Sithara Perera 25: Shohan Rangika 3 for 5, Asanka Gihan 2 for 32, Sahan Jayawardena 2 for 59) and 11 for no loss
Air Force (126/2 overnight) 469 (Sarath Gayan 78, Sanjeewa Bulathwala 69, Asanka Gihan 56, Shohan Rangika 47, Janaka Peiris 115 n.o.: Sithara Perera 3 for 125, Vindika Chandrasiri 2 for 30, Thilina Priyankara 2 for 61)

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