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CCC emerge champions of Major League Tier ‘A’ Cricket

By Ishani Upatharitha

Colombo Cricket Club emerged champions of the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ Inter Club Cricket Tournament, conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday, 10 February.

CCC earned 88.320 with four wins in the Super-8 round while Saracens CC earned 75.200 points with one win to earn second place.

CCC beat NCC by five wickets at Colts on Sunday. Colts CC beat Army CC by 10 wickets while Chilaw Marians CC beat SSC by three wickets in the fixtures of 4th and last weekend of the Super-8 round.

Match between Saracens SC and Tamil Union ended in a draw.

Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round performance steered to win CCC over NCC. He took 10 wickets in the match and scored over 40 runs in the both innings.

Tharanga Paranavithana of Tamil Union scored 175 runs against Saracnes CC. Sachithra Serasinghe (Tamil Union), Dilshan De Zoysa (Army CC), Asela Gunaratne (Army CC), Nimesh Vimukthi (Chilaw Marians) and Risith Upamal (Chilaw Marians) made centuries on day four.

Brief Scores of final-week Super-8 matches:

At Colts CCC won by 5 wickets:

NCC: 411 in 104.3 overs (Mahela Udawatte 162, Pathum Nissanka 119, Lahiru Udara 35, Chaturanga de Silva 25 Wanidu Hasaranga 4/63, Ashan Priyanjan 2/52, Lahiru Madushanka 2/52) and 305 (243/4 o/n) in 73.4 overs (Chaturanga De Silva 114, Pethum Nissanka 70, Saranga Rajaguru 59 n.o., Lahiru Udara 50; Wanindu Hasaranga 6/80, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/78)

CCC: 427 in 98.3 overs (Ron Chandraguptha 118, Minod Bhanuka 104, Ashan Priyanjan 51, Wanindu Hasaranga 40, Lasith Abeyratne 26, Madhawa Warnapura 20; Chaturanga de Silva 4/103, Asitha Fernando 2/65) and 290/5 in 57.3 overs (Minod Bhanuka 85, Ashan Priyanjan 60 n.o., Madhawa Warnapura 56, Wanindu Hasaranga 48 n.o., Saranga Rajaguru 4/58)

At P. Sara Oval Chilaw Marians CC won by 3 wickets:

SSC: 374 in 101 overs (Sachithra Senanayake 89, Sammu Ashan 79, Akash Senarathna 56, Nipun Dananjaya 46, Dasun Shanaka 34, Himesh Ramanayake 22; Sagar Paresh 4/138, Pulina Tharanga 3/58) and 265/9 decl. in 69 overs (Kavindu Kulasekara 71, Dasun Shanaka 68, Nipun Dhananjaya 61, Tharindu Ratnayake 27 n.o.; Sagar Paresh 5/107, Pulina Tharanga 3/42)

Chilaw Marians CC: 274 in 73.3 overs (Thikshila de Silva 72, Pulina Tharanga 51, Nimesh Vimukthi 40, Irosh Fernando 30 n.o., Risith Upamal 29; Sachithra Senanayake 6/73) and 368/7 (57/2 o/n) in 98 overs (Nimesh Vimukthi 120, Risith Upamal 112 n.o., Yashodha Lanka 26, Irosh Fernando 25 n.o., Dasun Senevirathne 23; Sachithra Senanayake 3/100, Himesh Ramanayake 3/39)

At R. Premadasa International Cricket stadium.

Colts CC won by 10 wickets:

Colts: 574/9 decl. in 148 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 141, Priyamal Perera 127, Vishad Randika 106, Avishka Fernando 75, Nisala Tharaka 55; Jehan Daniel 29, Asela Gunaratne 2/40, Nuwan Liyanapathirana 2/67, Buddika Madushanka 2/91, Danushika Bandara 2/124) and 41/0 in 9 overs (Priyamal Perera 29 n.o.)

Army SC: 168 in 48.5 overs (Himasha Liyanage 46, Dhanushika Bandara 26; Nalin Priyadarshana 4/32, Nisala Tharaka 3/43, Jehan Daniel 2/33) and  446 (210/3 o/n) in 108 overs (Dilshan De Zoysa 139, Asela Gunaratne 123, Himasha Liyanage 48, Seekkuge Prasanna 44, Dushan Vimukthi 40, Kaveesh Kumara 23; Nisala Tharaka 3/74, Priyamal Perera 2/14, Jehan Daniel 2/58, Praveen Jayawickrame 2/104)

At NCC match drawn:

Tamil Union: 330 in 101.4 overs (Manoj Sarathchandra 68, Sithara Gimhan 52, Tharanga Paranavitana 50,  Kamindu Mendis 41, Ramith Rambukwella 40, Sachithra Serasinghe 34; Saliya Saman 3/40, Gamindu Kanishka 3/74) and 345/3 in 83.2 overs (Tharanga Paranavithana 175, Sachithra Serasinghe 124 n.o., Gamindu Kanishka 2/47)

Saracens SC:  574/9 (264/4 o/n) in 166.4 overs (Pramod Madhuwantha 212, Nipun Karunanayake 149, Ashen Bandara 94, Andy Solomans 77; Ramith Rambukwella 4/96, Rangana Herath 2/73).

Points Table of SLC Major League Tournament

Super 8

TEAM / MATCHES / WON / LOST / DRAWN / POINTS       

CCC / 7 / 4 / 2 / 1 / 88.320

Saracens CC / 7 / 1 / 1 / 5 / 75.200

Chilaw Marians CC / 7 / 2 / 0 / 5 / 74.520

Colts CC / 7 / 2 / 1 / 4 / 74.450

SSC / 7 / 2 / 2 / 3 / 72.870

Tamil Union / 7 / 1 / 0 / 6 / 70.380

NCC / 7 / 0 / 3 / 4 / 61.310

Army SC / 7 / 0 / 3 / 4 / 28.610.