SLC Major Club Cricket Tournament: SSC And Lankan CC Enter Final
SSC and Lankan CC entered the final of SLC’s Major Club Youth U-23 Cricket Tournament on 26 February.
SSC beat Baduraliya CC by 10 wickets and Lankan CC beat Colts CC by 3 wickets in the semi-finals at NCC and P. Sara Oval respectively.
The tournament was conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with the participation of 26 teams. SSC, Baduraliya CC, Colts CC and Lankan CC advanced to the semi-finals as group champions of the respective group.
SSC will meet Lankan CC in the final at SSC on Sunday (28).
SSC beat Baduraliya CC
Baduraliya CC were bowled out for 93 runs in 34 overs at NCC. Mithira Thenura and Thamindu Wickramarachchi scored 22 runs each. SSCs Dilum Sudeera, slow left arm orthodox, took 5/27, while Chamindu Wickramasinghe took 2/7.
SSC scored 95 runs for no loss in 18 overs. Right hand opener Nipun Dhananjaya scored an unbeaten 50 runs in 52 balls with 2 boundaries and 2 sixes. Fellow opener, the left-handed Sohan de Livera, scored an unbeaten 37 runs.
Lankan CC beat Colts CC
Colts CC were bowled out for 189 runs in 43.1 overs at P. Sara Oval. Left hand middle order batsman Dhananjaya Lakshan scored 55 runs in 80 balls with 4 boundaries and a six. Skipper Vishad Randika (38), Heshan Dhanushka (21), Santhush Gunathilake (17), Amantha Gunarathne (13) and Hansaja Jayasinghe (10) helped to build their innings. Dhananjaya Lakshan and VishadRandikawere involved in a 93 runs partnership for the 5th wicket. Left arm medium pacer Yasiru Rodrigo took 4/39. Lahiru Dilshan took 3 wickets and Dunith Wellalage 2 wickets.
Lankan CC scored 190 runs for 7 wickets in 47.5 overs. Skipper Damith Silva scored 41 runs. Vishwa Chathuranga (33), Kasun Abeyrathne (26), Methsith Jayamanna (26), Dunith Wellalage (22 n.o.) and Kevin Perera (14) helped to build their innings. Amantha Gunarathne took 3 wickets and Rohan Sanjaya 2 wickets.
At NCC (SSC won by 10 wickets)
Baduraliya CC: 93 (34) (Mithira Thenura 22, Thamindu Wickramarachchi 22, Malinda Jayod 13, Dilum Sudeera 5/27, Chamindu Wickramasinghe 2/7)
SSC: 95/0 (18) (Nipun Dhananjaya 50 n.o., Sohan De Livera 37 n.o.)
At P. Sara Oval (Lankan CC won by 3 wickets)
Colts CC: 189 (43.1) (Dhananjaya Lakshan 55, Vishad Randika 38, Heshan Dhanushka 21, Santhush Gunathilake 17, Amantha Gunarathne 13 n.o., Hansaja Jayasinghe 10, Yasiru Rodrigo 4/39, Lahiru Dilshan 3/14, Dunith Wellalage 2/32)
Lankan CC: 190/7 (47.5) (Damitha Silva 41, Vishwa Chathuranga 33, Kasun Abeyrathne 26, Methsith Jayamanna 26, Dunith Wellalage 22 n.o., Amantha Gunarathne 3/42, Rohan Sanjaya 2/27)