Bloomfield sitting pretty against Chilaw Marians

Premier Cricket
By M. Shamil Amit

Bloomfield were sitting pretty against defending champions Chilaw Marians at the end of the second day’s play in their Premier Tier ‘A’ cricket encounter at Reid Avenue. The second day’s play saw Bloomfield, resuming from their overnight score of 379 for 9, adding a further 20 runs to end their innings on 399. The massive score came on the back off a 151 ball knock of 138 by skipper Chinthaka Jayasinghe who was also involved in a 73 runs stand for the fifth wicket with Prasanna Jayawardena who made 58.

Then their bowling trio comprising of pacies Nuwan Pradeep and Tyronne Gamage along with spinner Suraj Randiv combined well together to restrict the Marians to 219 runs. Marians, made to follow on with a deficit of 180 runs, ended the day on 136 for 4 needing a further 44 runs to avoid an innings defeat when the final day’s play gets underway today.

Ragama CC has set themselves for an outright win against Badureliya CC when play ended on day two at Braybrooke Place. Two solid partnerships in the morning session of play on day two helped Ragama CC, resuming from their overnight score of 186 for 3, to reach a formidable 419.

Veteran Indika de Saram who made a top score of 115 was involved in both partnerships, first of 95 runs for the fourth wicket with Nayana Fernando and the other of 96 runs for the fifth wicket skipper Kaushalya Weerartne.

Badureliya CC, batting the second time with a deficit of 229 runs, was struggling on 136 for 5 and are left with a daunting task of making another 90 runs to avoid defeat. At NCC grounds a superb knock of 110 by Dinesh Chandimal supported by half tons from Jehan Mubarak and Farveez Maharoof enabled NCC make mammoth score of 436 for 9 against Lankan CC who made 236 at stumps on day two.
Chandimal’s knock coming in 133 balls had 13 boundaries and two sixes. He was also involved in a 122 runs stand for the third wicket with Jehan Mubarak. Later Maharoof and Chathura Peiris combined to add 91 runs for the seventh wicket.

Colts resuming from their overnight score of 21 for no loss made 257 to Saracens SC’s 236 to take a slender first inning lead in the match played at the Colts grounds.

At Reid Avenue – Bloomfield vs Chilaw Marians
Bloomfield (379/9 overnight) 399 (Chinthaka Jayasinghe 138, Prasanna Jayawardena 58, Nadeera Nawela 49, Saman Jayantha 43, Sanjaya Gangodawila 32, Suraj Randiv 29, Nipun Karunanayake 15: Janaka Gunaratne 3 for 74, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 3 for 110)

Chilaw Marians 219 (Chinthaka Perera 37, Shaminda Eranga 33, Mahela Udawatte 30, Geeth Kumara 26, Amal Athulathmudali 25, Malinda Pushpakumara 18, Dinuka Hettiarachchi 23 n.o.: Nuwan Pradeep 3 for 60, Suraj Randiv 3 for 94, Tyronne Gamage 2 for 32) and 136 for 4 (Amal Athulathmudali 49, Milinda Siriwardena 40 n.o., Harsha Cooray 36 n.o.: Suraj Randiv 4 for 66)

At Braybrooke Place
Badureliya CC 190 (Damith Indika 65, Ranesh Perera 56, T.N. Sampath 23: Kaushalya Weeraratne 4 for 54, Upul Indrasiri 3 for 23, Nilanka Premaratne 2 for 53) and 139 for 5 (Sahan Wijeratne 57, Chanaka Withanage 32, T.N. Sampath 16, Damith Indika 19 n.o.: Upul Indrasiri 3 for 38, Nilanka Premaratne 2 for 39)

Ragama CC (186/3 overnight) 419 (Inidka de Saram 115, Ian Daniel 73, Michael Vandort 62, Kaushalya Weeraratne 50, Nayana Fernando 31, Malinga Bandara 20: Gayan Sirisoma 3 for 86, T.N. Sampath 3 for 97, Omesh Wijesiriwardena 2 for 62)

At NCC – NCC vs Lankan CC
Lankan CC 236 (Ashen Silva 66, Dilshan Witharana 48, Hemantha Boteju 41, Rajeewa Weerasinghe 18, Saliya Saman 16: Tharaka Kottehewa 4 for 28, Kosala Kulasekera 2 for 32)
NCC 436 for 9 (Dinesh Chandimal 110, Jehan Mubarak 74, Farveez Maharoof 71, Yohan de Silva 47, Chathura Peiris 32, Tharaka Kottehewa 18, Akalanka Ganegama 38 n.o., Roshan Lakmal 17 n.o.: Lahiru Gamage 5 for 79)

At Colts – Colts vs Saracens SC
Saracens SC 232 (Demintha Dahanayake 68, Dasun Randika 29, Geeth Alwis 27, Sumudu Saranga 25, Roy Silva 22, Shihan Kamileen 21: Kanishka Elvitigala 4 for 51, Sajeewa Weerakoon 3 for 55, Dilruwan Perera 2 for 53) and 61 for 2 (Shihan Kamileen 32 n.o.) Colts (21/0 overnight) 258 (Jeewantha Kulatunga 57, Ishan Jayaratne 51, Chaminda Vaas 37, Malinda Warnapura 31, Mapa Bandara 24, Roshane Silva 22, Kusal Janith 15: Eranga Gangoda 4 for 47, Lassana Dias 2 for 48, Geeth Alwis 2 for 57)

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