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Air Force trounce Panadura SC by an innings and 97 runs; Rest drawn

Jan 19, 2018 2:46:38 AM - srilankacricket.lk


Air Force beat Panadura SC by an innings and 97 runs in the only result oriented match in the Tier B of the Major League Tournament last week. The rest of the matches between Negombo CC-Navy, Kalutara TC-Galle CC and Kurunegela YCC-Police were drawn.

Playing host to Air Force, Panadura SC, batting first, caved in for 176 with W.S. Rangika claiming 5 wickets for 52 and M. Priyanath 3 for 44. Air Force posted 309 and skittled out Panadura SC for 36 in the second essay with no batsman reaching double figures. A highlight of the match was W.S. Rangika’s figures of 4 for 0 for a match bag of 9 for 52 while M. Priyanath took 5 for 36. Run getters for Air Force were S.A.D.U. Mihiran 96, H. James 59 and R.P. Thatti 48.

Chief Scores:

Panadura SC 176

(S. Peiris 30, W.S. Rangika 5/52, M. Priyanath 3/44).

And 36 (W.S. Rangika 4/0, M. Priyanath 5/36).

Air Force 309

(S.A.D.U. Mihiran 96, H. James 59, R.P. Thatti 48).

The Negombo CC versus Navy encounter was a high scoring draw at Welisara. Navy piled up 342 with K. Edusuriya scoring 121. B. Hasaranga made 80 and S. Gunasekera 66. J.V. Chathuranga took 4 for 145 and W.R.C. Fernando 3 for 68.

Negombo CC responded with 326 on half centuries by A.M.D.B.M.P. Jayamanne 77, A.A. Inham 66 and L. Croospulle 52. D.S. Auwardt picked 3 for 91 and I. Abeysekera 4 for 140. Navy were 157 for 6 in the second innings when stumps were drawn.

Chief Scores:

Navy 342

(K. Edusuriya 121. B. Hasaranga 80, S. Gunasekera 66. J.V. Chathuranga 4/145, W.R.C. Fernando 3/68).

And 157/6

(S. Leelaratne 42, M.A.D.I. Hemantha 45, J.V. Chathuranga 4/58).

Negombo CC 326

(A.M.D.B.M.P. Jayamanne 77, A.A. Inham 66, L. Croospulle 52, D.S. Auwardt 3/91, I. Abeysekera 4/140.

Kalutara TC went on a run spree rattling up 379 against Galle CC in their drawn fixture at Moratuwa. E. Ratnayake top scored with an unbeaten 133 while C.K. Perera was equal to the task striking 122. R.M. Sirisoma had figures of 7 for 116.

Galle CC were all out for 274 with C.J. Wijesinghe stroking 106 and W.L.P. Fernando 55. Kalutara TC were 191 for 4 wickets in the second innings with K.K.M.R. Perera scoring 86.

Chief Scores:

Kalutara TC 379

(E. Ratnayake n.o. 133, C.K. Perera 122, R.M. Sirisoma 7/116).

And 191/4

(K.K.M.R. Perera 86, C. Ratnayake n.o. 36, P.K. Nonis 34, M.M.D. Perera 2/25)

Galle CC 274

(C.J. Wijesinghe 106, W.L.P. Fernando 55, K.K.M.R. Perera 3/54, R. Thilakaratne 3/92).

 And 191/4

(K.K.M.R. Perera 86, C. Ratnayake n.o. 36, P.K. Nonis 34, M.M.D. Perera 2/25)

Police made 270 against Kurunegela YCC in their drawn match at the Welagedera Stadium. K.A.D. Fernando top scored with 61. R.M.K. Dilshan made 52.

Kurunegela YCC was dismissed for 156 with Police declaring the second innings on 271 for 6 on scores of 99 by A.H.L. De Silva and an unbeaten 97 by K.A.D. Fernando. Chasing a victory target of 386, Kurunegela YCC were 230 for 6 at stumps. D. Perera made 84 and D. Dharmasiri 64 in the wake of his first innings knock of 67.

Chief Scores:

Police 270

(K.A.D. Fernando 61. R.M.K. Dilshan 52, C.M.K.K. Wijeratne 5/37).

And 271/6 decl.

(A.H.L. De Silva 99, K.A.D. Fernando n.o. 97).

Kurunegela YCC 156

(D. Dharmasiri 67, N. Vimukthi 5/60, E.D.T.D. Siriwardena 3/32).

And 230 for 6.

(D. Perera 84, D. Dharmasiri 64, C.M.K. Wijeratne n.o. 22, Vimukthi 3/103).

By Srian Obeyesekere