Rumesh Buddika hit a top score of 145 for Chilaw Marians CC
By M. Shamil Amit
A career-best 159 by Chathuranga de Silva helped NCC piled up a formidable 467 against CCC in their SLC Premier Tier ‘A’ Super Eight Inter-Club Cricket Tournament encounter which continued at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo today (21).
Meanwhile, a fine 145 inclusive of 20 boundaries by Rumesh Buddika enabled Chilaw Marians CC to end day two with 399 for nine in their match against Colts CC which continued at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place.
An unbeaten century by Janith Liyanage helped Ragama CC to make a mammoth 501 for nine declared in their match against Army SC which continued at the CCC Grounds in Maitland Crescent.
At P. Sara Oval
NCC (341/5 overnight): 467 (Chathuranga de Silva 159, Lahiru Udara 111, Mahela Udawatte 77, Sahan Arachchige 62, Malinda Pushpakumara 6/80)
CCC: 210/3 (Kusal Mendis 80 n.o).
At SSC Grounds
Colts CC: 302
Chilaw Marians CC (53/0 overnight): 399/9 (Rumesh Buddika 145, Lasith Croospulle 54, Kasun Vidura 68 n.o).
At CCC Grounds
Ragama CC (293/5 overnight): 501/9 declared (Saminda Fernando 92, Roshen Silva 80, Binura Fernando 62, Nishan Madushka 56, Janith Liyanage 107 n.o)
Army SC: 93/6 (Dinesh Chandimal 50).
At FTZ Katunayake
BRC (329/6 overnight): 392 (Raminda Wijesooriya 109, Shanuka Dulaj 94, Nisal Francisco 52)
Saracens SC: 191/5.
Plate title deciding matches from tomorrow
The SLC Premier Tier ‘A’ Plate Championship Inter-Club Cricket Tournament final-round matches will be worked off at three venues commencing from tomorrow.
Table leaders, Moors SC will confront Lankan CC at the NCC Grounds in Maitland Place while second placed Negombo CC will battle against Tamil Union at Colts CC Grounds in Havelock Park.
However, the third match is of academic interest where the SSC would meet Badureliya SC at the De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa.