Tier B Plate Tournament second round matches drawn

All four Plate Tournament second round matches were drawn last week.

At the Galle International Stadium, Kurunegela YCC totalled 210. H. Prabath top scored with 76, an S. Dassanayake made 44. T.R. Priyan claimed 5 wickets for 63 and R.M.G.K. Sirisoma 3 for 69.

Galle CC replied with 272. H.M. Rajapaksha made 54 and N.A. Dharmasena 52. T.L. de Soysa shone with the ball for Kurunegela picking 7 for 69, and S. Dassanayake 3 for 64. Having conceded a 62-run first innings lead, Kurunegela declared the second innings on 151 for 5 leaving Galle 89 runs to win, but no further play was possible due to inclement weather.

In the meantime, Kalutara TC made 283 and bowled out Police for 98 in the match played at Kalutara esplanade. Following on Police made up for the first innings lapse scoring 430 for 5 declared. A. Lakshan scored 166 inclusive of 19 boundaries and 3 sixes, and A.H.L. de Silva 120 containing 13 boundaries and a six. Kalutara were 30 for no loss at the close.

At the Panadura Esplanade, Negombo CC made 292 piloted by W.P.S. Fernando who scored 75, and M.D.B.M.P. Jayamanne 63. S. Pieris took 7 for 108. Panadura was propped up to 250 on half centuries by P.G.C.S. Pussegolla (70), M.V.D. Perera (55) and W.A.A. Kavinda (53). Negombo’s paceman W.R.C. Fernando returned fine figures of 8 for 61, and K.P.S.A.M. Weerasinghe 2 for 85.

Negombo declared the second innings on 306 for 6 with K.P.S.A.M. Weerasinghe striking an unbeaten 110 containing 15 boundaries and a six. R.S.C. Dalpethado made 75 with 9 boundaries and 2 sixes. Set 349 to win, Panadura closed on 103 for 4 with W.A.A. Kavinda unbeaten on 57.

At Welisara, Lankan CC totalled 277 and 260. First innings top scorer was A.B.L.D. Rodrigo with 66. M.A.D. Hemantha claimed 7 for 62. Lankan CCs second innings was boosted by H.G. Kumara (65), Rodrigo (64) and T. Madanayake (50). I. Abeysekera picked 3 for 93. Navy made 239 and 213 for 8 at the close chasing 299 for victory. First innings top scorer was K. Edusuriya who made 92.  In the second essay, M.A.M. Alfar top scored with 46. N.M. Kavikara claimed 4 for 84.

Chief Scores:

At the Galle Esplanade – Kurunegela YCC vs. Galle CC match drawn.

Kurunegela YCC 210

(H. Prabath 76, S. Dassanayake 44, T.R. Priyan 5/63 R.M.G.K. Sirisoma 3/69).

And 151/5 decl.

(D. Perera 53, H. Prabath 50, C. Lakshan 2/17, H.M. Rajapaksha 2/19).

Galle CC 272

(H.M. Rajapaksha 54 and N.A. Dharmasena 52. T.L. de Soysa 7/69, S. Dassanayake 3/64).

At Kalutara – Kalutara TC vs. Police – Match drawn

Kalutara TC 283

(E. Rathnayake 69, S. Sadamal 40, M. Nimesh n.o. 39, D.G.C. Silva 5/76, N. Vimukthi 4/78).

And 30/0

Police 98

(A.H.L. de Silva 34, M.A.P. Madushan 5/33, K.K.M.R. Perera 3/33).

And 430/5 decl.

(A. Lakshan 166, A.H.L. de Silva 120).

At the Panadura Esplanade – Panadura SC vs. Negombo CC match drawn.

Kalutara were 30 for no loss at the close.

Negombo CC 292

(W.P.S. Fernando 75, M.D.B.M.P. Jayamanne 63, S. Pieris 7/108).

And 306/6 decl.

(K.P.S.A.M. Weerasinghe n.o. 110, R.S.C. Dalpethado 75).

Panadura SC 250

(P.G.C.S. Pussegolla 70, M.V.D. Perera 55, W.A.A. Kavinda 53, W.R.C. Fernando 8/61, K.P.S.A.M. Weerasinghe 2/85).

And 103/4

(W.A.A. Kavinda n.o. 57).

At Welisara – Lankan CC vs. Navy – Match drawn.

Lankan CC 277

(A.B.L.D. Rodrigo 66, D. Malan 39, M.A.D. Hemantha 7/62, B. Hasaranga /29).

And 260

(H.G. Kumara 65, Rodrigo 64, T. Madanayake 50, I. Abeysekera 3/93, B. Hasaranga 2/25, Hemantha 2/64).

Navy 239

(K. Edusuriya 92, M.A.D. Hemantha 31, L.A.C. Ruwansiri 2/28, H.G. Kumara 2/50, N.M. Kavikara 2/73).

 And 213/8   

(M.A.M. Alfar 46, B. Hasaranga 37, M.A.D. Hemantha 33,

S.J.M.T.M. Samarakoon n.o. 31, Kavikara 4/84).

By Srian Obeyesekere