By M. Shamil Amit
Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, with a matchbag of 11 for 144, steered Moors SC to a 45-run outright win over Tamil Union in their SLC Premier Tier ‘A’ Plate Championship Inter-Club Cricket encounter which concluded at the De Zoysa Stadium in Moratuwa yesterday.
Praveen, who ended with a five-wicket haul in the first innings, followed up with six wickets as Tamil Union were bowled out for 155 runs in the second innings.
Meanwhile, Lankan CC recorded a comfortable first innings win over SSC in their match which concluded at the Colts Grounds.
Chanaka Ruwansiri hit a career-best 165 in 201 balls inclusive of 17 boundaries and seven sixes as Lankan CC made 375 in reply to SSC’s first innings total of 332.
Negombo CC also secured a comfortable first innings win against Badureliya SC in their match which ended at NCC Grounds.
At Moratuwa (Moors SC won by 44 runs)
Moors SC: 206 and 171
Tamil Union: 178 and (20/1 overnight) 155 (Suranga Lakmal 40, Tharanga Paranavithana 30, Dhakshitha Fernando 20, Praveen Jayawickrama 6/91, Ramesh Mendis 2/2).
At Colts Grounds (1st innings win for SSC)
SSC: 332 and 226/4 (Sandun Weerakkody 67, Nuwanidu Fernando 45, Charith Asalanka 34, Dasun Shanaka 23, Kavindu Kumasekera 33 n.o, Geeth Kumara 3/49)
Lankan CC (308/5 overnight): 375 (Chanaka Ruwansiri 165, Geeth Kumara 60, Primosh Perera 34, Kasun Abeyratne 22, Keshan Wijeratne 21, Jeffrey Vandersay 5/117, Kalana Perera 3/54).
At NCC Grounds (1st innings win for Negombo CC)
Badureliya SC: 267 and 276 (Dushan Hemantha 115, Dunith Jayatunga 48, T. N. Sampath 20, Upul Indrasiri 5/85, Lakshitha Rasanjana 5/97)
Negombo CC (328/7 overnight): 381 (Dilshan Munaweera 91, Madawa Warnapura 87, Angelo Jayasinghe 66, Upul Indrasiri 38, Rosco Thattil 33, Ashen Silva 30, Dushan Hemantha 4/82, Alankara Asanka 2/43, Buddika Sanjeewa 2/90).