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Thaveesha and Promod guide Saracens to victory

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Major Clubs T20 Cricket
Thaveesha Abishek and Promod Maduwantha running between the wickets. The pair added 65 runs during their second-wicket stand. (Pic courtesy SLC)
Thaveesha Abishek and Promod Maduwantha running between the wickets. The pair added 65 runs during their second-wicket stand. (Pic courtesy SLC)

Opener Thaveesha Abishek (45) and Promod Maduwantha (38 n.o) put on a 65-run second-wicket stand as Saracens SC recorded a thrilling five-wicket victory over Air Force SC with one ball to spare in their Major Clubs T20 cricket tournament fixture played at Colts grounds yesterday.

Air Force SC made 128 for 7 wickets in 20 overs while Saracens reached the victory target with a ball to spare despite only losing five wickets. Thaveesha Abishek, the former Richmond skipper scored 45 in 42 balls with 4 fours while Promod Maduwantha hit an unbeaten 38 in 39 balls with 2 fours.

Meanwhile, Moors SC, Army SC, SSC, CCC, and Kurunegala YCC recorded victories in their matches played yesterday.

Chief scores:

* At Colts grounds. Saracens SC beat Air Force SC by 5 wickets.

Air Force SC: 128/7 in 20 overs (Chamara Fernando 21, Sithija Chamod 52, Movin Subasinghe 23, Praveen Sandamal 2/17,Malsha Tharupathi 2/17)

Saracens SC: 132/5 in 19.5 overs (Thaveesha Abishek 45,Promod Maduwantha 38*,Movin Subasinghe 2/31,Dulanjana Mendis 2/19)

* At Colts grounds. Moors SC beat Galle CC by 67 runs.

Moors SC: 179/6 in 20 overs (Pabasara Waduge 31,Kithuruwan Withanage 52,Dinuka Dilshan 34,Ayana Siriwardena 27, Kavindu Rajapaksa 3/26)

Galle CC: 112 all out in 19.1 overs (Kavindu Ediriweera 29,Ravishka Wijesiri 31, Thilan Prashan 5/15)

* At SSC grounds. Army SC beat Navy SC by 8 wickets.

Navy SC: 109 for 7 wickets in 20 overs (Aravinda Akurugoda 20, Supun Leelaratne 25, Sahan Kosala 27, Asela Gunarathne 3/23)

Army SC: 110 for 2 in 13.3 overs (Ashan Randika 65*, Seekkuge Prasanna 20, Asela Gunarathne 21, Rashmika Dulanjana 2/19)

* At CCC grounds. SSC beat Baduraliya SC by 52 runs.

SSC: 146 for 6 wickets in 20 overs (Dhanushka Gunathileka 44, Shevon Daniel 59*, Anuj Fernando 3/33, Mithira Thenura 2/32)

Baduraliya SC 94 all out in 15.1 overs (Malindu Maduranga 46,Kavindu Nadeeshan 4/18,Dasun Shanaka 3/6, Lakshitha Manasinghe 2/2)

* At SSC grounds. CCC beat Lankan CC by 5 wickets.

Lankan CC: 86 all out in 16.3 overs (Malinda Pushpakumara 2/16, Lakshan Sandaken 3/9. CCC: 90 for 5 wickets in 16.2 overs (Nimesha Gunasinghe 31*,Poorna Wannitilleka 2/14)

* At CCC grounds. Kurunegala YCC beat Bloomfield by 4 wickets.

Bloomfield: 103 all out in 19.5 overs (Madawa Warnapura 25,Dhakshita Fernando 21,Lahiru Jayaratne 2/15, Nilanka Premaratne 2/19, Asitha Wanninayake 2/26)

Kurunegala YCC: 105 for 6 wickets in 18.2 overs (Gayan Maneeshan 33,Dulaj Ranathunga 23,Ramesh Nimantha 2/25 ,Chamath Wickramasinghe 2/14)

Monday, May 23, 2022 – 01:00











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