Saracens beat defending champs SSC

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Saracens SC beat defending champion SSC by 8 wickets in their first-round fixture of the Major Club T20 Cricket Tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday.

Army CC, Colts CC, Ragama CC, CCC and Kandy Custom CC are the other teams to register victories.

Minod Bhanuka (CCC) and Kasun Vidura (Chilaw Marians CC) were the only batters to score half centuries.   

At Colts (Army CC won by 37 runs)

Army: 146/9 (20) (Mahesh Kumara 35, Seekkuge Prasanna 30, Dinesh Chandimal 30, Rajith Priyan 3/35, Dilshan Kanchana 2/18, Chathura Lakshan 2/19) 

Galle: 109/8 (20) (Kawsitha Kodithuwakku 33, Lakshan Gamage 2/17, Yasoda Mendis 2/21)

At P. Sara Oval (Ragama CC won by 3 wickets) 

Chilaw Marians: 117/8 (20) (Kasun Vidura 51, Kavindu Irosh 46, Ishan Jayaratne 3/14, Janaka Sampath 2/16, Nipun Malinga 2/23) 

Ragama:  121/7 (19.4) (Avishka Tharindu 33, Nishan Madushka 28, Raveen Yasas 3/20, Avindu Theekshana 3/22)

At CCC (Saracens SC won by 8 wickets) 

SSC: 87/8 (18.5) (Chamindu Wickramasinghe 27, Udith Madushan 3/21, Promod Maduwantha 2/11, Akash Senaratne 2/20) 

Saracens: 82/2 (12.3) (Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi 34)

At CCC (Colts CC won by 4 wickets) 

Police SC: 82 (18.4) (Akila Dananjaya 3/12, Muditha Lakshan 3/13, Mohamed Shiraz 2/18, Sangeeth Cooray 2/19) 

Colts: 86/6 (17.4) (Hashan Dumindu 41, Nalin Priyadarshana 2/16)

At P. Sara Oval (CCC won by 6 wickets) 

Air Force SC: 128/7 (20) (Udayawansha Parakrama 48, Movin Subasingha 33, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/23, Pawantha Weerasinghe 2/9) 

CCC: 129/4 (15.5) (Minod Bhanuka 58, Ashan Priyanjan 46)

At Colts (Kandy
Customs SC won
by 43 runs)

Kandy Customs: 117/8 (20) (Sajith Priyal 26, Mithun Jayawickrama 26, Roshen Fernando 3/22, Sheshan Fernando 2/20, Pasindu Ushettige2/21) 

Negombo CC: 74 (18.1) ((Dimuth Sandaruwan 24, Dilasri Lokubandara 21, Methushan Thilina 3/12, Mithun Jayawickrama 3/20, Ayesh Harshana 2/10)

(IR)