Rain hampers play on day two

Under 23 Cricket

Rain hampered the second days proceeding of the Under 23 Division One encounters played around the metropolis. There was no play at all in the match between Bloomfield and Colts at Reid Avenue due to the wet out field. The other matches which were played got off to a delayed start with play being possible only after lunch.

Moors batsman Shehan Jayasuriya who made 98 in action yesterday. Pic by Ranjith Perera

Tamil Union has already obtained a first innings lead over Ragama CC in the match played at the P. Sara Stadium. Tamil Union after making an imposing score of 324 bundled out Ragama CC resuming from their overnight score of four for no loss to a score of 107. Tamil Union batting the second time were 33 for 1.

At Braybrooke Place Moors were in a strong position making 159 for 3 thanks to a knock of 98 with nine boundaries and a six coming from Shehan Jayasuriya. This was in reply to Sebastianites scorer of 217. BRC resuming from their overnight score of 210 for 9 went on to make 225 against CCC who were struggling on 87 for 7 at the BRC grounds.

At the SSC grounds Leo CC sneaked through a close first inning lead over SSC. SSC resuming from their overnight score of 119 for 5 made 207 with Leo CC making 208 on day one.

At P. Sara Stadium
Tamil Union 324 (Ashan Priyanjana 135, Amith Eranda 122, Mateesha Perera 21 n.o.: Kaushalya Gajasinghe 6 for 44, Ramesh Buddika 2 for 47) and 33 for 1 (Amith Eranda 20 n.o.)Ragama CC (4/0 overnight) 107 (Dananjaya de Silva 29: Mateesha Perera 5 for 34, Sashendra Gunatileke 2 for 27)

At Reid Avenue
Denuwan leads Bloomfield fight back
Bloomfield 126 (Denuwan Fernando 30, Nipun Karunanayake 16, Aloka Amarasiri 43 n.o.: Thisara Perera 4 for 40, Shameera Weerasinghe 2 for 13, Ishan Jayaratne 2 for 20, Lakshan Rangika 2 for 24)
Colts 84 for 7 (Shihan Kamileen 20, Thisara Perera 16: Denuwan Fernando 5 for 42)

At Braybrooke Place
Sebastianites 217 (Dinesh Soysa 39, Ayesh Perera 38, Amila Harshan 35, Kanishka Boteju 22: Sanjaya Fernando 4 for 58, Shehan Jayasuriya 2 for 16)
Moors (23/1 overnight) 159 for 3 (Shehan Jayasuriya 98, Ashen Silva 47 n.o.)

Leo CC 208 (Bhanuka Devasurendra 72, Navod Kaushalya 22, Vikum Sanjaya 20, Sangaran Nandalal 20: Milan Fernando 3 for 53, Charith Jayampathi 2 for 28, Sanka Ramesh 2 for 32) and 12 for 2 (Charith Jayampathi 2 for 9)

SSC (119/5 overnight) 207 (Upul Bandara 59, Ryan Kern 49, Bhanuka Rajapakse 24: Dushan Vimukthi 5 for 54, Prabath Jayasuriya 3 for 83)

At BRC BRC (210/9 overnight) 225 (Yasitha Abeykoon 47, Fahim Saleem 45, Dasun Madumal 36, Dimuth Warapitiya 30, Randika Alwis 16: Ramith Rambukwella 5 for 64, Mohamed Ijaz 2 for 29)
CCC 87 for 4 (Dhanushka Gunatileke 26, Charitha Wathuregama 45 n.o.: Sahan Palihakkara 3 for 35)

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