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Opening Batsman, Buddhi Ramanayake hit a swashbuckling 143 runs off 77 balls, inclusive of 10 sixes and 14 fours as he propelled HSBC “C” to a resounding 130 runs win over Copal Amba, in the ongoing 2nd Sierra Information Technologies Ltd., sponsored, MCA “F” division 25–overs League Tournament, played for the Sierra IT Trophy, continued last weekend.

A quick fire 150 runs stand in 92 balls for the second wicket between Ruwan Kumara (65) and Kumara Rodrigo (81 in 52 balls with 4 sixes & 8 fours) and an inspired spell of right arm medium fast bowling by K.R. Athula (5-24) steered Elastomeric to a fine 75 runs win over MAC Holdings.

Debutants, QP Employment registered their second win beating Nippon Paint by 7 wickets. The architects of this win were S.T. Nanayakkara (5 for 30 in 5 overs) and T.S. Irudeen (82 not out in 58 balls with 2 sixes and 10 fours).

The spot light also fell on T. Suresh from Coats Thread Lanka (69 not out vs. Oral Corp), Nimesha Sachintha from Janashakthi “B” (68 vs. Technomedics) , Nalin Balasuriya from CIC (58 vs. Copal Amba), Wasika Boteju from Heshan Flexe (56 vs. MAC Holdings), Sanjaya Edirisinghe from Allianze Finance (56 vs. Gummi Lanka) Sidath Mallikarachchi from Allianze Finance ( 5 for 23 in 4.1 overs vs. Gummi Lanka), Dimithri Perera from Nation Lanka finance (52 vs. Hayleys) and E. Sanidu from Vallibal Finance (50 not out vs. Asiri Hospitals)
Results: (18 half day matches)

  • Mattegoda: HSBC “C” beat Copal Amba by 130 runs;
    HSBC “C”: 237/6 (25.0); Copal Amba: 107 (24.4)
  • Mattegoda: CIC Group beat Bharti Airtel by 1 wicket;
    Airtel: 108 (21.0); CIC: 109/9 (16.5)
  • Castle Street: Elastomeric beat Tin Pack by 57 runs; Elastomeric 130 (21.5)  Tin Pack 73 (22.0)
  • Castle Street: Heshan Flexe beat MAC Holdings by 50 runs; Heshan Flexe: 153 (25.0), MAC Holdings: 103 (22.0)
  • Nalanda: Nation Lanka beat Hayleys Group by 5 wickets;
    Hayleys: 143 (24.4), NLF: 144/5 (16.4)
  • Nalanda: Janashakthi “B” beat Technomedics by 59 runs
    Janashakthi “B”: 222/8 (25.0); Technomedics: 165 (23.3)
  • MCA: Allianze Insurance beat Gummi Lanka by 49 runs
    Allianze Finance: 169/8 (25.0); Gummi Lanka: 120 (21.1)
  • MCA: Lankem Ceylon beat MJF Group by 9 wicket (match reduced to 21 overs a side);
    MJF: 83 (20.1); Lankem: 85/1 (9.3)
  • Thurstan: United Tractor Group beat Ceyline Holdings on a faster run rate.
    UTE: 163/8 (25.0); Ceyline: 80/8 (18.0) when rain halted play.
  • Thurstan: Amana Bank versus Hirdaramani Group “Tie” (match reduced to 21 overs a side);
    Hirdaramani: 137/6 (21.0); Amana Bank: 137/9 (21.0)
  • Shalika: Vallibal Finance beat Asiri Hospitals by 9 wickets;
    Asiri Hospitals: 86(23.2); Vallibal: 90/1 (9.1)
  • Shalika: Coutaulds Clothing beat Nation Lanka Finance by 11 runs;
    Coutaulds: 140/9 (25.0); NLF: 129 (23.1)
  • Ananda: Toll Global Express beat South Asia Gateway Terminal on a faster run rate (match reduced to 23 overs a side); SAGT: 158/9 (23.0); Toll Global: 105/4 (14.1) when rain halted play.
  • Ananda: Copal Amba beat CIC Group by 5 wickets (match reduced to 21 overs a side);
    CIC: 175/5 (21.0); Copal Amba: 177/5 (19.0)
  • Wesley: Akbar Bros beat Citi Bank NA on a faster run rate (match reduced to 20 –overs a side);
    Akbar:109/9 (20.0); Citi Bank: 83/3 (15.5) when rain halted play
  • Wesley: Elastomeric beat MAC Holdings by 75 runs (match reduced to 21 overs a side)
    Elastomeric: 208/4 (21.0); MAC Holdings: 135/9 (21.0)
  • Mattegoda: QP Employment beat Nippon Paint by 7 wickets;
    Nippon Paint: 154 (23.2); QPE: 156/3 (22.0)
  • Mattegoda: Coats Thread Lanka beat Oral Corp. by 13 runs (match reduced to 18 overs a side);
    CTL: 126/8 (18.0); Oral Corp: 113 (17.5) (LW)