Colts in close 18-run win over Army

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Colts recorded a close 18 run win over Army. Army bowlers Kaumal Nanayakkara (match bag of 10 wickets) and Shehada Zoysa (match bag of 9 wickets) failed to get their team over the line.

Sebastianites C & AC, Air Force SC, Moors SC and Galle CC also recorded wins in their first round fixtures of the Major Club Emerging 3-Day Tournament yesterday.

In Panagoda (Colts CC won by 18 runs) 

Colts CC: 331 (Sheron Fonseka 80, Harsha Rajapaksha 85, Jehan Daniel 55, Kaumal Nanayakkara 7/111) and 104 (46.3) (Avishka Perera 21, Shehada Zoysa 7/43, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3/37) 

Army CC: 221 (44.5) (Himasha Liyanage 58, Ashan Dilhara 53 n.o., Rohan Sanjaya 3/47, Jehan Daniel 3/57) and 196 (48.1) (Bishan Mendis 64, Pathum Botheju 38, Himasha Liyanage 34, Ruvin Seneviratne 5/89, Rohan Sanjaya 3/25)

 In Moratuwa (Sebastianites won by 53 runs) 

Sebastianites: 228 (58.4) (Vishal Silva 87, Vinuda Liyanage 3/39, S. Sankalpa 3/47) and 301 (76) (Vishal Silva 68, Manelker de Silva 43, Tharusha Fernando 45, Vimud Sapnaka 38 n.o., Yohan Perera 31, S .Sankalpa 2/44)  

Lankan CC: 179 (55.5) (Methsith Jayamanna 56, Tharindu Ratnayake 5/95, Tharusha Fernando 4/47) and 297 (66.4) (Risith Upamal 101, Ravindu Rathnayake 46, Tharindu Ratnayake 5/113, Sandun Fernando 3/39)  

 In Welisara (Air Force SC won by 5 wickets) 

Navy SC: 189 (70.2) (Sahan Kosala 61, Movin Subasinghe 5/46) and 121 (67) (Supun Nayanajith 51, Movin Subasinghe 4/50) 

Air Force: 153 (45.2) (Kalindu Siriwardana 54, Kemira Wijenayake 39, Sudara Dakshina 6/58, Sulekshana Srieshan 3/48) and 159/5 (34.2) (Udayawansha Parakrama 71, Movin Subasinghe 31 n.o., Sudara Dakshina 4/47)

At Moors (Moors SC won by 286 runs) 

Moors SC: 292 (64.5) (Adeesha Thilanchana 128, Dinuka Dilshan 99, Kavindu Nadeeshan 5/75) and 258/4 d. (48) (Dinuka Dilshan 111, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 50 n.o., Kavishka Senadeera 3/66) 

SSC: 175 (43.5) (Shevon Daniel 58, Kavindu Nadeeshan 38 n.o., Ayana Siriwardhana 4/60) and 89 (25.1) (Kalana Perera 31, Ayana Siriwardhana 5/54, Theesan Vithushan 4/28)

 In Panadura (Match drawn) 

Kalutara TC: 283 (87.5) (Kawshan Kulasooriya 88, Romesh Nallaperuma 32, Amartya Kaul 31, Pasan Pethangoda 3/62) 

Kandy Customs: 300 (86.4) (Kavidu Lakshan 77, Rashmika Madushanka 57, Sasith Manuranga 48, Kanishka Maduwantha 4/58) and 132/8 (46.5) (Thimira Malshan 58 n.o., Salindu Pathirana 29, Themal Bandara 6/30)

 At Thurstan (Galle CC won by 9 wickets) 

Ace Capital CC: 204 (47) (Lasith Croospulle 64, Amitha Dabare 42, Pramud Hettiwatte 42, Subhanu Rajapaksa 7/57) and 145 (41.1) (Lasith Croospulle 51, Sawan Kankanamge 28, Sandun Madushanka 6/46) 

Galle CC: 204 (52.4) (Hareen Buddila 46 n.o., Prabath de Zoysa 36, Shalaka Bandara 3/40) and 146/1 (24.5) (Tharindu Amarasinghe 79, Dilshan Kanchana 35 n.o.)

At P. Sara Oval (Match drawn) 

Tamil Union: 527/9 decl. (122.1) (Supun Kavinda 173, Ranmith Jayasena 129, Madushika Sandaruwan 3/92) and 201/5 (32) (Sithara Hapuhinna 90, Kamesh Nirmal 51, Rahul Gunasekera 3/51) 

Nugegoda S & WC: 369 (117) (Kevin Perera 101, Naveen Fernando 47, Kalana Madushanka 41, Miranga Wickramage 3/72, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 3/74)

At Bloomfield (Match drawn) 

Saracens SC: 353 (88.4) (Thaveesha Kahaduwarachchi 107, Sandun Mendis 60, Sasanka Nirmal 45, Pasindu Ushettige 6/154, Rashmika Mevan 3/61) and 262/5 (64.3) (Navindu Vithanage 146, Sandun Mendis 55, Pasindu Ushettige 3/97) 

Negombo CC: 357 (102.2) (Sandaruwan Chinthaka 84, Pasindu Lakshanka 75, Umesh Lakshan 71, Sudheera Weeraratne 64, Kavika Dilshan 4/129)

(IR)