By M. Shamil Amit
NCC, which ended as the second best team in the SLC Premier Tier ‘A’ Super Eight Inter-Club Cricket Tournament, concluded their campaign on a winning note when they outclassed Colts CC by an innings and 79 runs in their match which ended at the CCC Grounds in Maitland Crescent yesterday.
Left-arm spinner Chathuranga de Silva who bagged six wickets in the first innings ended with another four-wicket haul to send Colts CC reeling to 157 in the second innings.
Meanwhile, centuries by Ashan Priyanjan (170) and Skipper Kusal Mendis (157) were the highlights on the final day’s play in the match between CCC and Chilaw Marians CC played at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place.
Ragama CC recorded a first innings win over BRC in a high-scoring encounter which ended at the P. Sara Oval while Army SC secured an easy first innings win against Saracens SC at the FTZ Grounds in Katunayake.
At CCC Grounds (NCC won by innings and 79 runs)
Colts CC: 222 and (119/6 overnight) 157 (Sadeera Samarawickrama 72, Angelo Mathews 30 rtd hurt, Chathuranga de Silva 4/81, Ashian Daniel 3/47).
At SSC Grounds (1st innings win for Chilaw Marians CC)
CCC: 287 and (68/2 overnight) 494/8 declared (Ashan Priyanjan 170, Kusal Mendis 157, Wanindu Hasaranga 61, Lasith Abeyratne 56)
Chilaw Marians CC: 458/9 declared and 52/2 (Lasith Croospulle 42).
At P. Sara Oval (1st innings win for Ragama CC)
Ragama CC: 491 and 23/0
BRC (142/2 overnight): 406 (Shanuka Dulaj 143, Hashen Ramanayake 56, Nisal Francisco 50, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 50, Lasith Lakshan 32, Shashika Dulshan 4/127, Kalhara Senaratne 3/146).
At FTZ Katunayake (First innings win for Army SC)
Army SC: 642/8 declared
Saracens SC (72/2 overnight): 259 (Gamindu Kanishka 95, Saliya Saman 45, Duvindu Tillekeratne 30, Seekkuge Prasanna 5/72, Dushan Vimukthi 3/55) and 76/5 (Sithara Gimhan 31, Seekkuge Prasanna 3/29).