Ramiru guides Royal to 7 wickets win

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A fine all-round performance by Ramiru Perera (3/22 and 67*) guided Royal Colombo to an easy 7 wickets win over Mahanama Panadura at Reid Avenue in a first-round fixture yesterday. St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa and St. John’s Jaffna also registered wins.

At Reid Avenue (Royal Colombo won by 7 wickets)

Mahanama Panadura: 94 (28.3) (Vishwa Deshan 55, Ramiru Perera 3/22, Sasindu Mapa 2/7, Didula Jayasooriya 2/11)

Royal: 95/3 (6.5) (Ramiru Perera 67*, Sathsara Dassanayake 2/20)

In Moratuwa (St. Sebastian’s won by 25 runs – Parabola)

St. Sebastian’s:  218/9 (50) (Ryan Dissanayake 71, Kaveesha Perera 38, Ushan Silva 30*, Vihanga Rodrigo 3/27, Darien Diego 2/37, Dineth Goonawardena 2/42)

S. Thomas’ Mt.: 114/4 (25) (Dineth Goonawardena 46, Rajindu Thilakaratna 21, Akash Dissanayake 2/33)

In Jaffna (St. John’s Jaffna won by 3 wickets)

Wickramashila NS Giriulla: 126/7 (50) (Shehan Sandeepa 44, John Bernard 3/16)

St. John’s: 127/7 (35) (Paramanathan Thenamuthan 35, Hiruka Nethvin 5/34)

In Ambalangoda (Match abandoned)

Dharmasoka: 105 (28.1) (Manasa de Silva 27, Osanda Thanesh 3/16, Udara Sadaruwan 2/11, Nethuja Basitha 2/27)

P. De S. Kularathne: 40/2 (7.3) (Matheesha Dulanjana 21 n.o.)

(IR)