Hashen Ramanayake, son of former Sri Lanka fast bowler Champaka Ramanayake, took three wickets to help Saracens SC to their third successive win.
Ragama CC and Kurunegala Youth CC suffered their first defeats in the ongoing SLC Major T20 inter-club tournament to leave NCC (who recorded their fourth consecutive win), Saracens SC and CCC as the only unbeaten sides.
In another day of disappointingly low scores BRC, Badureliya CC, Bloomfield, NCC, Moors SC, SSC, Saracens SC and Panadura SC all recorded victories.
Ragama CC’s and Kurunegala YCC’s unbeaten runs were ended by Panadura SC and SSC, who beat them by 42 runs and seven wickets respectively.
Saracens SC all but had their game sewn up when they reduced Sebastianites to 98-6 in the 17th over but ran into Sachitha Jayatilake who clubbed five sixes on his way to a fabulous 43 off 14 balls that revived Sebastianites hopes as he carried the score to 147 before he was dismissed in the final over. With 15 required off the last four balls the task proved beyond the Sebastianites, as Malinga Amarasinghe who bowled the last over not only accounted for the key wicket of Jayatilake but also picked up another wicket off the final ball of the match as Sebastianites fell short of their target by 12 runs. (ST)
BRC beat Kandy Customs CC by 39 runs
- BRC 169-7 (20) (Shanuka Dulaj 55, Leo Fransisco 26, Anuk Fernando 46 n.o., Isitha Wijesundera 2/52, Sehan Weerasinghe 2/33)
- Kandy Customs CC 130-9 (20) (Vishva Wijeratne 39, Sehan Weerasinghe 45, Lahiru Samarakoon 2/33, Sachintha Peiris 3/28, Chameera Dissanayake 2/16)
Badureliya CC beat Negombo CC by 48 runs
- Badureliya CC 156-8 (20) (Tillakaratne Sampath 23, Sandun Weerakkody 35, Yashodha Lanka 33, Gamindu Kanishka 38 n.o., Roshen Fernando 2/36, Nisala Tharaka 2/26)
- Negombo CC 108 (18.5) (Dilshan Munaweera 27, Nimanda Madushanka 3/26, Alankara Silva 2/25, Buddika Sanjeewa 3/15)
At P. Sara Oval
Bloomfield beat Ace Capital CC (SLPACC) by 39 runs
- Bloomfield 127-6 (20) (Dilhan Cooray 73, Pasindu Madawa 3/7, Adeesha Nanayakkara 2/29)
- Ace Capital CC (SLPACC) 88-8 (20) (Shashrika Pussegolla 23, Navodya Imesh 20, Gayan Sirisoma 2/19, Mishen Silva 2/5, Deshan Fernando 2/20)
NCC beat Air Force SC by 80 runs
- NCC 170-5 (20) (Lahiru Udara 23, Chaturanga de Silva 41, Angelo Perera 45, Sahan Arachchige 44 n.o., Sanjaya Ranaweera 2/21)
- Air Force SC 90 (16.4) (Udayawansha Parakrama 22, Sameera de Zoysa 25, Ashian Daniel 2/20, Sahan Arachchige 2/17, Thilanka Kekulawalage 2/4)
Moors SC beat Chilaw Marians CC by 7 wickets
- Chilaw Marians CC 96 (20) (Pulina Tharanga 36, Dilesh Gunaratne 3/12, Adeesha Thilanchana 2/14, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 4/27)
- Moors SC 97-3 (14.2) (Mahela Udawatte 68 n.o., Avindu Theekshana 2/23)
SSC beat Kurunegala YCC by 7 wickets
- Kurunegala YCC 127-6 (20) (Ravindra Karunaratne 56, Randeera Ranasinghe 38 n.o., Himesh Ramanayake 3/16, Jeffrey Vandersay 2/21)
- SSC 128-3 (14.5) (Nipun Dananjaya 28, Nawanidu Fernando 39, Charith Asalanka 37 n.o.)
Saracens SC beat Sebastianites by 11 runs
- Saracens SC 161-5 (20) (Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi 31, Charitha Kumarasinghe 35, Hashan Dumindu 62, Chatura Randunu 2/16, Manekar de Silva 2/35)
- Sebastianites 150-8 (20) (Sacha de Alwis 29, Sameen Kandanearachchi 42, Sachitha Jayatillake 43, Malinga Amarasinghe 2/14, Hashen Ramanayake 3/26)
Panadura SC beat Ragama CC by 42 runs
- Ragama CC 88 (16.2) (Ishan Jayaratne 29, Charith Jayampathi 2/22, Yomesh Ranasinghe 2/18, Shanuka Madushan 2/14, Chatura Peiris 2/12)
Shanuka Dulaj of BRC celebrates his maiden fifty in T20 cricket against Kandy Customs CC.