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SLC Major Tier ‘A’ Tournament

CCC clinch title for second consecutive year

The victorious CCC team poses with the trophy after winning the the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ tournament on Thursday.
The victorious CCC team poses with the trophy after winning the the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ tournament on Thursday.

CCC emerged champions in the second consecutive year of the SLC Major League Tier ‘A’ Cricket tournament (2019/2020), yesterday.

NCC beat Colts CC by innings and 79 runs at CCC in the fixture of last weekend. NCC earned 19 points in the last fixture in the season. NCC was runner up in the tournament. Chathuraga De Silva’s 9 wickets steered NCC.

Skipper Kusal Mendis made his 3rd century in this season. He scored 157 runs in 183 balls with 14 boundaries and 4 sixes against Chilaw Marians CC at SSC. Ashan Priyanjan of CCC scored 170 runs in 172 balls with 24 boundaries and 3 sixes against Chilaw Marians CC. Shanuka Dulaj left hander of BRC scored 143 runs in 173 balls with 12 boundaries and 4 sixes against Ragama CC.

CCC led the points table with 95.19 points. NCC earned 83.1 points and Chilaw Marians CC earned 81.85 points after the Super 8 round fixtures.

Lahiru Udara of NCC was the leading batsman in the tournament. He scored 1039 runs in 14 innings with 3 centuries and 6 half centuries. His best innings was unbeaten 290 runs against Ragama CC. Dinesh Chandimal (Army CC) passed 1000 runs milestone in this tournament. Duvindu Thilakarathne of BRC was the leading bowler in the tournament. He took 61 wickets for 1163 runs. Malinda Pushpakumara and Upul Indrasiri (Negombo CC) reached 50 wickets milestone.

*At CCC. NCC won by innings and 79 runs.

NCC: 458 (88.2)

Colts CC: 222 and 157 (119/6 o/n) (48.2) (Sadeera Samarawickrama 72, Angelo Mathews 30 (RH), Chathuranga De Silva 4/81, Ashian Daniel 3/47, Dushmantha Chameera 2/12)

*At SSC. Match drawn.

CCC: 287 (59.5) and 494/8 decl. (68/2 o/n) (97) (Ashan Priyanjan 170, Kusal Mendis 157, Lasith Abeyrathne 56, Wanindu Hasaranga 51, Minod Bhanuka 25, Thikshila De Silva 2/44, Shehan Jayasuriya 2/53, Nimesh Vimukthi 2/175)

Chilaw Marians CC: 458/9 decl. and 52/2 (9) (Lasith Croospulle 42, Lasith Aberathne 2/23)

*At MCG Katunayake. Match drawn.

Army CC: 642/9 decl. (156.2)

Saracens SC: 259 (72/2 o/n) (69.5) (Gamindu Kanishka 95, Saliya Saman 45, Dilum Sudeera 30, Sithara Gimhan 26, Praveen Sandamal 22, Seekkuge Prasanna 5/72, Dushan Vimukthi 3/55) and 76/5 (35) (Sithara Gimhan 31, Seekuge Prasanna 3/29)

* At P. Sara Oval. Match drawn.

Ragama CC: 491 and 23/0 (5)

BRC: 406 (142/2 o/n) (110.4) (Shanuka Dulaj 143, Hashen Ramanayake 56, Nisal Francisco 50, Bhanuka Rajapaksha 50, Lasith Lakshan 32, Raminda Wijesooriya 22, Shashika Dulshan 4/127, Kalhara Senarathne 3/146, Ishan Jayarathne 2/51)