Thirimanna and Buddhika take Ragama CC to victory in Under 23 tourney

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Two splendid half centuries from Lahiru Thirimanna (81) and Romesh Buddhika (64) helped Ragama CC cruise to a convincing 70 run victory over Moors SC in their SLC under 23 division one invitation limited overs cricket match worked off at Braybrooke Place yesterday.

Ragama CC: 242 for 8 in 46 overs (L. Thirimanna 81, R. Buddhika 64, S. Zoysa 42, I. Gunasena 4 for 38).

Moors SC: 172 in 39.5 overs (S. Weerasinghe 73, P. Hewage 24, M. Raffi 23, N. Kumara 2 for 27, N. Premaratne 2 for 47, G. Dilruk 3 for 33).
Easy for Bloomfield

Lahiru Lakmal snapped up four wickets for 14 to help Bloomfield beat Moratuwa SC by ten wickets in their SLC under 23 division one invitation limited overs cricket tournament match worked off at Reid Avenue yesterday.

Moratuwa SC: 78 in 34.4 overs (N. Pradeep 3 for 26, L. Lakmal 4 for 14) Bloomfield: 79 for no loss in 8.4 overs (D. Munaweera 43 n.o, N. Nonis 32 n.o).
Gangoda bowls NCC to victory

Eranga Gangoda captured five wickets for 26 and opener Sashrika Pussegolla struck a fluent half century to guide NCC to a rousing eight wicket victory over Saracens SC in their SLC under 23 division one invitation limited overs cricket match worked off at Maitland Place yesterday.

Saracens SC: 182 in 45.4 overs (S. Silva 26, K. Silva 22, S. Nandalal 55, M. Aslam 24, I. Sampath 21, E. Gangoda 5 for 26).

NCC: 182 for 2 in 45 overs (S. Pussegolla 65, K. Hettihewa 36, D. Chandimal 44 n.o, D. Dahanayake 36 n.o).
Seeduwa-Raddoluwa win by four wickets

Sanka Dinesh returned outstanding figures of five wickets for 11 runs as Seeduwa Raddoluwa CC defeated Chilaw Marians SC by four wickets in their SLC under 23 division one invitation limited overs cricket match worked off at Havelock Park yesterday.

Chilaw Marians SC: 151 in 41.1 overs (M. Udawatte 54, M. Gunatilleke 28, R. Karunanayake 22, S. Dinesh 5 for 11, U. Karunaratne 2 for 18, B. Samarawickrema 2 for 46).

Seeduwa Raddoluwa CC: 152 for 6 in 42.1 overs (L. de Silva 28, U. Karunaratne 21, M. Pushpakumara 2 for 42).
Tamil Union triumph

Middle order batsman Anton de Livera hit a fighting half century to help Tamil Union beat Sri Lanka Air Force SC by 47 runs on the Duckworth and Lewis scoring method in their SLC under 23 division one invitation limited overs cricket match worked off at Rifle Green yesterday.

Tamil Union: 246 in 49.3 overs (A. de Livera 69, S. Lakmal 40, S. Jayawardena 3 for 63, Y. de Silva 2 for 23, S. Kandanarachchi 2 for 44).

Air Force SC: 113 in 19.5 overs (A. Eranga 21, N. Kanchana 2 for 17, U. Peiris 3 for 27).

Courtesy Daily News

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