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Avishka Fernando stars for Colts with double ton

Promising young opener Avishka Fernando hit a career best 223 for Colts CC on the opening day of their SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ Inter-Club cricket match against Tamil Union at the SSC grounds yesterday.

Fernando struck 30 fours and six sixes in compiling a superb 223 off 212 balls to help Colts to a first innings total of 414-2 by the close.

Angelo Perera (NCC), Sangeeth Cooray (Colts), Himasha Liyanage (Army CC) and Dilshan de Zoysa (Army CC) also made hundreds while CCC bowler Lahiru Madushanka captured six wickets for 51 against Chilaw Marians.

Matches will be continued today on day two.


l At P. Sara Oval: NCC: 376/8 at close in 90 overs (Angelo Perera 152 n.o., Pethum Nissanka 95, Lasith Embuldeniya 26, Mahela Udawatte 23, Hasitha Boyagoda 20, Dhammika Prasad 3/70, Akash Senaratne 2/78) vs SSC

l At Colts: Chilaw Marians CC: 186 in 48.2 overs (Oshada Fernando 52, Risith Upamal 36, Irosh Fernando 26, Lahiru Madushanka 6/51, Malinda Pushpakumara 3/84)

CCC: 123/6 at close in 33 overs (Minod Bhanuka 40, Ashan Priyanjan 22, Sagar Paresh 3/21)

l At SSC: Colts CC: 414/2 at close in 90 overs (Avishka Fernando 223, Sangeeth Cooray 142, Hashan Dumindu 46 n.o.) v Tamil Union

l At Katunayake: Army CC: 318/7 at close in 89.2 overs (Himasha Liyanage 116, Dilshan de Soysa 101, Sanjika Ridma 50 n.o., Chamikara Edirisinghe 3/81) vs Saracens SC - YK


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