Premier League Tournament - 2008/2009 season

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Premier league matches played

Premier league matches played on dec 26,27,28

The Premier Tier ‘A’ cricket encounter between Bloomfield and Ragama CC who are the top two teams in the points table being played at Reid Avenue was poised for an interesting finish when play stopped on the second day. source

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Premier League Tournament 2008-09 - Batting & Bowling (top 10)

Premier League Tournament Tier A, 2008/09 – Most Runs (top 10)

 

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave     100 50      
Sajith Fernando 4 7 1 304 113 50.66     1 1      
Bathiya Perera 4 6 1 300 139 60.00     1 2      
Kaushal Silva 4 5 0 260 133 52.00     1 1      
Janaka  Gunaratne 4 6 1 259 73* 51.80     0 2      
Chamara Silva 4 5 0 250 106 50.00     1 2      
Dhanuka Pathirana 3 4 0 243 150 60.75     1 1      
 
Ian Daniel 3 3 0 229 165 76.33     1 0      
 
Naveen  Perera 4 6 1 221 96 44.20     0 2      
 
Michel  Vandort 4 7 1 217 138 36.16     1 1      
 
K  Lokuarachchi 4 5 2 206 83 68.66     0 1      
 

Premier League Tournament Tier A, 2008/09 – Most Wickets (top 10)

 

Player Mat     Runs Wkts BBI   Ave Econ   5 10
Dinuk  Hettiarachchi 4     415 21 6/48   19.76 3.02   2 1
Sekkuge  Prasanna 3     337 20 5/31   16.85 3.71   1 0
Tharaka  Kottehewa 4     233 15 4/33   15.53 2.69   0 0
 
Gayan  Wijekoon 4     195 14 6/23   13.92 2.77   1 0
 
Chaminda  Vidanapathirana 4     254 14 4/57   18.14 2.67   0 0
 
Dilruwan  Perera 3     303 14 5/120   21.64 2.81   1 0
 
K Weeraratne 3     282 13 6/47   21.69 3.81   1 0
 
Tharanga  Lakshitha 4     213 12 5/58   17.75 3.58   1 0
Sujeewa de Silva 4     229 12 3/41   19.08 3.10   0 0
Sajeewa  Weerakoon 3     260 12 5/43   21.66 2.63   2 1
 

Premier League Tournament Tier B, 2008/09 – Most Runs (top 10)

 

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave     100 50      
Kasun Bodhisha 4 6 1 299 112 59.80     1 2      
Geeth Alwis 4 6 0 257 144 42.83     1 1      
Dinusha  Fernando 3 5 1 249 138 62.25     1 0      
T Dasun 4 7 0 232 66 33.14     0 2      
Geeth  Kumara 4 7 0 230 76 32.85     0 2      
S Madanayake 4 7 1 222 86 37.00     0 1      
Denver  Faux 4 7 0 213 77 30.42     0 1      
Supun Nirmala 4 7 1 212 116 35.33     1 0      
Ravin  Nirmal 4 7 0 209 73 29.85     0 2      
Manoj  Fernando 4 7 0 202 76 28.85     0 1      

Premier League Tournament Tier B, 2008/09 – Most Wickets (top 10)

 

Player Mat     Runs Wkts BBI   Ave     5 10
Sudeera de Zoysa 4     283 25 7/43   11.32     3 0
Ranil Dhammika 4     266 24 6/72   11.08     1 0
S Madanayake 4     307 24 7/15   12.79     3 1
Malinda  Pushpakumara 4     388 23 6/65   16.86     2 1
Pasan Wanasinghe 3     174 16 4/28   10.87     0 0
Chanaka  Perera 4     406 16 3/38   25.37     0 0
Sameera Vithana 4     297 15 5/90   19.80     1 0
Mahesh Priyadarshana 4     178 14 4/16   12.71     0 0
Dilshan  Wimaladarma 4     224 14 7/34   16.00     1 1
Pishan  Hewage 4     249 14 4/43   17.78     0 0
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SSC crush Baduraliya with a day to spare

he defending champions SSC produced a magnificent performance to beat Baduraliya CC outright by an innings and 177 runs with more than a day to spare in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match continued at Maitland Place yesterday.

A total of 19 wickets fell on a dramatic second days play as Baduraliya CC were bowled out for 161 and 98 runs in their two innings respectively with Sachithra Senanayake and Kaushal Lokuarachchi causing the damage.

Scores: SSC: 436 for 9 decl

Baduraliya CC: 161 (U. Fernando 30, R. Priyadarshana 35, D. Arnolda 20, S. Senanayake 3 for 20, M. Lakmal 2 for 46, C. Gunasinghe 2 for 34) and 98 (R. Priyadarshana 26, S. Senanayake 4 for 37, K. Lokuarachchi 4 for 30, N. Zoysa 2 for 27)

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Colts on course for outright win

Penetrative bowling from Nuwan Kulaskera and Sajeewa Weerakoon put Colts CC well on course to an easy outright victory over Sri Lanka Army SC on the second day of their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match continued at Havelock Park yesterday.

Army SC trailing by 51 runs on the first innings slumped to 120 for 9 in their second innings with Kulasekera and Weerakoon capturing three wickets each. This was after Rajiv Weerasinghe and Thisara Perera had compiled fighting half centuries to give Colts CC first innings points.

Scores: Army SC: 175 and 120 for 9 (S. Prasanna 35, R. Mendis 29, N. Kulasekera 3 for 9, S. Weerakoon 3 for 41, D. Perera 2 for 15)

Colts CC: 226 (A. Mathews 30, R. Weerasinghe 60, J. Kulatunga 28, T. Perera 52, N. Ratnayake 3 for 67, S. Prasanna 3 for 71)

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Sinhalese SC grab top spot

Sri Lanka A captain Thilina Kandamby took defending champions Sinhalese SC to the top of the Premier Tier A table with a sterling batting performance against Badureliya CC, during which he compiled the highest score of the season. Pace setters Ragama CC had a free weekend which enabled SSC to unseat them and occupy the top spot for the first time this season

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Jeewantha cracks career best 234

Colts right hand batsman Jeewantha Kulatunga cracked a career best knock of 234 in just 194 balls guiding his side to make a massive 448 against Ragama CC on day two of their Premier league Tier ‘A’ cricket encounter played at Braybrooke Place.

Jeewantha’s knock comprised 28 boundaries and a dozen sixes. He was well supported by another career best knock of 147 by former St Joseph’s and Sri Lanka youth player Roshen Silva with the pair putting on a record 353 runs for the fifth wicket before they were parted.

They eclipsed the record partnership of 317 for the fifth wicket which was set by Arjuna Ranatunga and Hemantha Wickramaratne in the 1996/97 inter-club cricket season.

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Sinhalese SC stay top but Colts draw closer

Sinhalese SC stay top but Colts draw closer

The Colts Cricket Club batsmen came up with a record-breaking performance against Ragama CC at Braybrooke Place, to help their team close the gap with Sinhalese SC (SSC) at the top of the Premier League Tournament Tier A.

Jeevantha Kulatunga and Roshen Silva starred in a fifth-wicket partnership of 353 for Colts, to establish a new first-class record for Sri Lanka, beating the 12-year-old record of the unbeaten 317-run stand set by the SSC pair of Arjuna Ranatunga and Hemantha Wickremaratne against Sebastianites at Maitland Place. Wickremaratne was on this occasion representing Ragama CC and could only helplessly watch his record being wiped out.

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Colts CC and Bloomfield clash in vital match today

Two of the top contenders for the Tier A title Colts CC and Bloomfield will clash in a high profile SLC Premier League encounter commencing at Havelock Park today.

This game has a great amount of significance because both teams are faced with a must win situation if they are to keep their hopes alive in the tournament. Colts CC have made a tremendous impact during the latter stages of the league and have three outright victories to their credit.

Bloomfield too have recovered well following a pretty ordinary start to their campaign and are now looking very much confident of putting up another solid performance. The lads from Reid Avenue are coming out after a well earned rest and will be determined to maintain their excellent form. However Colts CC will certainly have the edge after their tremendous performance last week where they amassed over 400 runs to beat Ragama CC on the first innings. All rounder Jeevantha Kulathunga will be hoping for a repeat performance after his epic double hundred last week.

Colts CC will be looking for an improved performance from their bowlers and restrict the strong Bloomfield batting line up for a low score. They of course suffered a shock two wicket defeat at the hands of Ragama CC in their Premier limited over match on Wednesday.

However Colts CC will be hoping that this setback will not effect the players in the longer version of the game as they reach a crucial period of the tournament where they are left with just three more games.
CCC v Ragama CC

Ragama CC will face a tough task when they take on CCC in another important SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match at Maitland Crescent commencing today.

Ragama CC are still among the top three in the points table and are very much in contention for the title. Last week of course they went down to Colts CC on the first innings in a high scoring game at Havelock Park.

But the manner in which they lost that game was quite remarkable where they made a fantastic effort in chasing a massive 448 runs before falling short by 48 runs at the end. This kind of performance will certainly inspire the entire team as they look for another successful outing which would bring them further closer towards the title.

Ragama CC has some more work to be done and they need to be really focused on the game during their last three outings of the tournament. This will be a match which would certainly test their character and the capabilities of playing under pressure.

Ragama CC will be banking on their top run getter Indika de Saram to produce another splendid performance having made his presence felt in the previous few outings. They will also take the field with their morale high having defeated Colts CC by two wickets in their Premier limited over match on Wednesday.

CCC although are out of the running for the title will be hoping to improve their position in the points table with a good all round performance. Last week they have a good run to the defending champions SSC before going down fighting on the first innings.
SSC v Moors SC

The defending champions SSC will be looking to collect full points when they take on Moors SC in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match which begins at Maitland Place today.

SSC are faced with a tough situation where they need to win their last two games outright if they are to retain the title for the second successive year. They have played one match more than their three closest rivals Colts CC, Ragama CC and Bloomfield which means that they need to put up their best effort to win the league.

This may be a difficult task for SSC considering the fact that Moors SC have played some decent cricket throughout the tournament although the Braybrooke Place team is currently placed among the last five in the points table.

However SSC have proved on several occasions that they are capable of rising to the occasion and will be making a desperate attempt to snatch an outright victory. The manner n which they have performed during their last few outings have been quite remarkable after a shaky start to their campaign.

SSC will also take the field brimming with confidence having defeated CCC convincingly by seven wickets in their Premier limited over match on Wednesday. Their batting will revolve around skipper Tharanga Paranavithana, Thilan Samaraweera and Kaushal Silva.
Tamil Union v Chilaw Marians SC

Two equally good teams Tamil Union and Chilaw Marians SC will clash in another SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match starting at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium today.

Both teams have done their best to make an impact throughout the season and will be determined to finish off things on a high note. Tamil Union of course lost their grip mid way in the tournament after been in contention for the title at one stage.

They are still placed among the top five in the league and they have another chance to improve on it with at least a first innings victory. But to achieve that they need to play some smart cricket because Chilaw Marians SC are currently enjoying a good season having brought down NCC in their previous outing.

This was certainly one of their highlights in the current season and have earned a reputation of been the most dangerous side in the competition.

They have the potential to bring down any side on their day with several talented players like Janaka Gunaratne, Gayan Wijekoon, Duminda Perera, Milinda Siriwardena, Roy Silva and Chinthaka Perera in their line up.

Tamil Union of course will be quite confident after their success against Moors SC last week. But this time they will be up against an unpredictable team and need to really lift their game to emerge victorious.
Army SC v NCC

NCC will be hoping to redeem some of their lost prestige when they take on Sri Lanka Army SC in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match at Panagoda commencing today.

NCC are going through a lean season and they are still searching for their first outright victory of the tournament. Last week too their hopes were dashed to a great extent when they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Chilaw Marians SC.

The good news for NCC will be the return of paceman Lasith Malinga who has recovered fully to spearhead their bowling attack even during the latter stages of the tournament.

Malinga in fact played a vital role in their 34 run victory against Chilaw Marians SC in the Premier limited over match on Wednesday.

The fixtures: Moors SC v SSC at Maitland Place, Tamil Union v Chilaw Marians SC at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, CCC v Ragama CC at Maitland Crescent, Colts CC v Bloomfield at Havelock Park, Army SC v NCC at Panagoda.

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SSC fight-back to beat Moors

SSC fight-back to beat Moors

By CHRIS DHAMBARAGE - Ceylon Daily News

The defending champions and table leaders SSC after conceding first innings points came back magnificently to beat Moors SC outright by eight wickets in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match concluded at Maitland Place yesterday.

Moors SC were dismissed for 205 in their second innings with Sachithra Senanayake claiming six wickets for 84.

SSC then reached their victory target quite convincingly with skipper Tharanga Paranavithana and Thilan Samaraweera s coring unbeaten centuries.

The pair also put on a massive 383 runs for the unfinished second wicket after they had lost two early wickets.

Moors SC: 227 and 205 (S. Perera 52, D. Hunukumbura 88, S. Senanayake 6 for 84, M. Lakmal 2 for 26).

SSC: 126 and 308 for 2 (T. Paranavithana 123 n.o, T. Samaraweera 154 n.o, C. Welagedera 2 for 37).

Sachith bowls CCC to victory

Former Sri Lanka under 19 cap Sachith Pathirana took a superb five wicket haul to spearhead CCC to a rousing ten wicket outright victory over Ragama CC in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match concluded at Maitland Crescent yesterday.

Ragama CC: 215 and 146 (I. Daniel 28, L. Thirimanna 34, I. de Saram 22, C. Vidanapathirana 3 for 36, S. Pathirana 5 for 41).

CCC: 341 and 21 for no loss.

Superb century by Jeevan

Middle order batsman Jeevan Mendis hammered a splendid 125 to help Tamil Union take first innings points over Chilaw Marians SC in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match concluded at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium yesterday.

Chilaw Marians SC:

366 and 216 for 8 (S. Niroshan 65, A. Athulathmudali 52, G. Wijekoon 28, C. Perera 35 n.o, I. Udana 2 for 21, J. Mendis 4 for 46, S. Chaturanga 2 for 55).

Tamil Union:

463 (S. Fernando 78, A. Priyanjan 82, J. Mendis 125, S. Serasinghe 23, I. Udana 88, D. Hettiarachchi 7 for 187, C. Perera 2 for 47).

Vein effort by Nalaka

Middle order batsman Nalaka Kaluarachchi hit a splendid 113 but could not prevent Sri Lanka Army SC from conceding first innings points to NCC in their SLC Premier League Tier A tournament match concluded at Panagoda yesterday.

NCC: 411 and 129 for 7 (K. Gunawardena 30, K. Kulasekera 28, E. Gangoda 27, S. Prasanna 4 for 63, I. Karunatilleke 2 for 21).

Army SC: 282 (N. Kaluarachchi 113, S. Prasanna 26, M. de Soysa 29, C. Prasad 29, C. Komasaru 4 for 91, T. Kottahewa 3 for 60, K. Kulasekera 2 for 44).

Nuwan helps Air Force

Nuwan Shiroman hit a top score of 92 not out to lead Sri Lanka Air Force SC to a five wicket outright victory over Seeduwa Raddoluwa SC in their SLC Premier League Tier B tournament match concluded at Rifle Green yesterday.

Seeduwa RSC: 224 and 247 (N. Priyantha 54, U. Karunaratne 74 n.o, R. Dhammika 51, S. Kumara 3 for 54, S. Madanayake 3 for 55).

Air Force SC: 258 and 214 for 5 (N. Shiroman 92 n.o, S. Kandanarachchi 57, D. de Silva 2 for 27, U. Karunaratne 2 for 49.

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Samaraweera, Paranavithana push SSC to third win

Samaraweera, Paranavithana push SSC to third win

By M. Shamil Amit for Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka player Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavithana figured in a match winning unbroken partnership of 283 runs for the third wicket to guide SSC to a sensational eight wicket win over Moors in the Premier Tier ‘A’ cricket encounter concluded at the SSC ground yesterday.

The final day’s play yesterday began with Moors having the edge after they had dismissed the home team for a low score of 126 on the second day and then were enjoying a healthy 275 runs lead.

But the Moors lower order batting failed to impress by continuing their innings from the overnight score of 174 for 5 as the remaining five wickets tumbled for the addition of only 31 runs.

Even then SSC had a daunting task of chasing 307 runs for victory.

Moors 227 and (174/5 overnight) 205 (Damitha Hunukumbura 88, Suresh Perera 52: Sachitra Senanayake 6 for 84, Madura Lakmal 2 for 26)

SSC 126 and 308 for 2 (Thilan Samaraweera 154 n.o., Tharanga Paranavithana 123 n.o.: Chanaka Welagedera 2 for 37)

Bathiya steers CCC

Bathiya Perera slammed 113, his third ton of the season and in the process helped CCC outclass the more fancied Ragama CC by ten wickets in their match concluded at the CCC ground.

Ragama CC 215 and (133/8 overnight) 146 (Lahiru Thirimanne 34, Ian Daniel 28, Indika de Saram 22: Sachith Pathirana 5 for 41, Chaminda Vidanapathirana 3 for 42)

CCC 342 (Bathiya Perera 113, Charith Sylvester 64, Sachith Pathirana 40, Gamini Chandrakumara 25, Daminda Ranaweera 22, Nisal Randika 20: Upul Indrasiri 2 for 50, Malinga Bandara 2 for 79) and 21 for no loss.

Colts outclass Bloomfield

Left arm orthodox spinner Sajeewa Weerakoon helped Colts demolish Bloomfield in the encounter concluded at Colts ground.

His match bag of 12 for 70 enabled Colts record a four wicket win which saw his side record their fourth win for the season.

Bloomfield 159 (Sajeewa Weerakoon 5 for 30) and 119 (Yohan de Silva 33, Shantha Kalavitigoda 16: Sajeewa Weerakoon 7 for 40, Dilruwan Perera 3 for 32)

Colts 87 and 194 for 6 (Jeewantha Kulatunga 44, Malinda Warnapura 36, Dilruwan Perera 36, Ishan Muthaliph 23, Roshen Silva 20, Thisara Perera 19: Suraj Mohamed 3 for 73, Shanuka Dissanayake 2 for 75)

Tamil Union win

Tamil Union had to be satisfied with a first innings win over Chilaw Marians in their match concluded at the P. Sara Stadium.

Chilaw Marians 366 and 215 for 8 (Suresh Niroshan 65, Amal Athulathmudali 52, Gayan Wijekoon 28, Chinthaka Perera 35 n.o.: Jeewan Mendis 4 for 46, Isuru Udana 2 for 21, Sanjaya Chathuranga 2 for 55)

Tamil Union (287/5 overnight) 463 (Jeewan Mendis 125, Isuru Udana 88, Ashan Priyanjana 82, Sajith Fernando 78, Sachitra Serasinghe 23: Dinuk Hettiaratchi 7 for 187, Chinthaka Perera 2 for 49)

First innings win for NCC

The match between Army and NCC concluded at Panagoda in a first inning win for NCC.

NCC 411 and 129 for 7 (Kanchana Gunawardena 30, Kosala Kulasekera 28, Eranga Gangoda 27 n.o.: Seekuge Prasanna 4 for 63, Indika Karunatileke 2 for 21)

Army (143/2 overnight) 282 (Nalaka Kaluarachchi 113, Chanaka Silva 31, Manjula de Soysa 29, Chandima Prasad 29, Seekuge Prasanna 26: Chanaka Komasaru 4 for 91, Tharaka Kottehewa 3 for 60, Kosala Kulasekera 2 for44)

Air Force end on winning note

Air Force ended their Premier Tier ‘B’ campaign with a five wicket win over Seeduwa/Raddoluwa in the match played at Rifle Green.

Seeduwa/Raddoluwa 224 and (158/5 overnight) 247 (Umesh Karunaratne 74, Neil Priyantha 54, Ranil Dhammika 51: Ajith Kumara 3 for 54, Suwanji Madanayake 3 for 65)

Air Force 258 (Samin Kandanaarchchi 69, Madhawa Warnapura 48, Chamila Gamage 45, Ajith Kumara 32: Neil Priyantha 5 for 56, Ranil Dhammika 3 for 53) and 214 for 5 (Samin Kandanaarachchi 57, Nuwan Shiroman 92 n.o.: Dinesh de Silva 2 for 27, Umesh Karunaratne 2 for 49)

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