Under 23: Akeel overpowers NCC. Wins for Tamil & Colts

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Pulina in super all round display as Tamil beat Navy

The sailors despite having their noses in front after the first innings play leading by 43 runs, cracked against Tamil Unions spin combo Pulina Tharanga and Devind Pathmanathan in the second innings. NAVY only managed 117 setting a gettable target of 161. Former Royal skipper Imal Liyanage led from the front in the run chase and scored an unbeaten 64 as Tamil Union.

Navy SC 316 (91.1) Lahiru Silva 64, Lahiru Jayakody 71, Ashan Ranasinghe 64, Ishara Prashan 2/33, Devin Pathmanadan 2/66 & 117 (50.3) Lahiru Jayakody 44, Pulina Tharanga 4/21, Devin Pathmanadan 3/33

Tamil Union C & AC 273 (69.1) Pulina Tharanga 120, Madushan Ravichandrakumar 41, Ashan Ranasinghe 4/98, Ishan Abeysekara 3/52 & 162/2 (29.3) Imal Liyanage 64*, Manoj Sarathchandra 42.

At R. Premadasa Stadium – 3 Day Match (Toss: Tamil Union) – U23 DIV I LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2015/16 – TAMIL UNION WON BY 8 WICKETS

Colts starts on a winning note as Moors beaten

Avishka Fernando and Aruna Dharmasena both hit half centuries as Colts chased down a target of 231 in the fourth innings. Vishad Randika scored 67 helping Colts to secure a 61 run lead in the first innings which set the platform for Colts. Moors, however posted a strong reply scoring 290 in the second innings inspired by half centuries from Dilshan Ranasinghe and Yasoda Lanka. Colts reached the target set in 52.1 Overs. Former Sebastian off spinner Sangeeth Cooray put up a notable performance for Moors as he bagged 9/95 in the first innings.

Moors SC 189 (36.3) Shanuka Dulaj 51, Imraz Rassi 29, Chirath Mapatuna 2/45, Priyamal Perera 2/18, Minhaj Jaleel 2/08 & 290 (84.4) Dilshan Ranasinghe 57, Yasoda Lanka 57, Chirath Mapatuna 3/110, Priyamal Perera 2/74

Colts CC 250 (65.2) Vishad Randika 67, Minhaj Jaleel 39, Priyamal Perera 30, Sangeeth Cooray 9/95 & 233/5 (52.1) Avishka Fernando 65, Aruna Dharmasena 63, Yasoda Lanka 2/24

At Colts Grounds – 3 Day Match (Toss: Moors) – U23 DIV I LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2015/16 – COLTS WON BY 5 WICKETS

Inham overpowers Dickwella as Negombo grab first innings honours.

Former star batsman of DSS College Akeel Inham scored a brilliant 191 well supported by 94 from Chathuranga Rajapakse as Negombo posted a healthy 463 in the first innings. NCC featuring a star studded line up also countered with a strong reply led by a century from Nimesha Gurusinghe. Experienced Dickwella also batted brilliantly before being dismissed 3 runs short of a well-deserved century. Despite Lahiru Udara and Sandun Weerakkody also hitting half centuries NCC bundled out for 425 as Negombo led by 38 runs. Negombo batting second were 71/4 at the end of play earning them vital first innings points.

Negombo CC 463 (138.3) Akeel Inham 191, Chaturanga Rajapaksha 94, Praveen Dilanka 49, Lahiru Samarakoon 2/35, Dilshan Kanchana 2/77 & 71/4 (18) Chathuranga Rajapakshe 23*
NCC 425 (109.3) Nimesha Gunasinghe 119*, Niroshan Dickwella 97, Sandun Weerakody 73, Lahiru Udara 54, Dinan Fernando 3/89, Pasindu De Silva 3/93, Sevwinda Silva 3/136

At NCC Grounds – 3 Day Match (Toss: NCC) – U23 DIV I LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2015/16 – MATCH DRAWN (NEGOMBO WON ON 1ST INNINGS)