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Harsha Wimalasiri the opening batsman of A. Baur & Company, had the honour of scoring the first century of the tournament, in the 5th Stafford Motor Co. Ltd., sponsored, “Honda” Trophy, MCA “G” division 25-Over League Tournament, which took off on Sunday.

Harsha Wimalasiri who cracked, 128 runs in 88 balls, inclusive of 7 sixes and 13 fours was associated in a 135 runs stand for the second wicket with A. Karunatilleke (50), to prop Baur’s to a fine 74 runs win over Avian Technologies.

Sponsor’s, Stafford Motor Co. opened their campaign, shedding little swat, beating the debutants, Peak Colombo by 8 wickets, the whole match lasting only 27.3 overs.

A 102 runs partnership for the fourth wicket between Harith Wanigarachchi (61) and S. Vidyaratne (49) gave Butani Capital a 90 runs win over debutants, Brandix Mahabage.

A blazing 123 runs opening stand in 53 balls between B. Chathuranga (41) and Dilushan Peiris (78 in 36 balls, inclusive of 8 sixes & 4 fours) propelled Jetwing Travels to a 78 runs win over Millennium IT, in a 11 overs a side game.

A fine half century by Nipuna Gamage (56 in 48 balls, inclusive of a six & 6 fours), spear headed debutants UB Finance to a 25 runs win over Kelani Cables.

Results:
• Moratuwa: UB Finance beat Kelani Cables by 25 runs;
UBF: 141 (24.0), Kelani Cables: 116 (21.3)
• Moratuwa: Nor Lanka beat Palliyaguruge Group by 45 runs;
Nor Lanka: 138 (24.1), Palliyaguruge: 93 (22.0)
• Kadana: Total Amber beat Tea & Herbs by 4 wickets;
T&H: 179 (24.4); Total Amber: 182/6 (22.1)
• Kadana: Brandix Essentials “B” beat HNB Assurance by 6 wickets;
HNB Assurance: 161/7 (25.0); Brandix “B”: 165/4 (24.0)
• Mattegoda Army: Stafford Motors beat Peak Colombo by 8 wickets;
Peak Colombo: 57 (19.2); Stafford Motors: 62/2 (8.1)
• Mattegoda: WNS Global beat Ultra Tech Cement by 3 wickets;
Ultra Tech: 126/9 (25.0); WNSG: 129/7 (24.2)
• Katunayake: NM Distributors beat Pearson Lanka by 6 wickets;
Pearsons: 119 (22.0); NMD: 120/4 (21.4)
• Katunayake: Deutsche Bank AG beat Coca Cola Beverages by 107 runs;
Deutsche Bank: 189/5 (25.0); Coca Cola: 82 (22.2)
• Kotahena: A. Baur & Co. beat Avian Technologies by 74 runs;
Baur’s: 234/6 (25.0); Avian: 160 (23.4)
• Kotahena: Butani Capitol beat Brandix Mahabage by 90 runs;
Butani Capitol: 218/5 (25.0); Brandix: 128 (19.1)
• Campball Park: Jetwing Travels beat Millenium IT by 78 runs match reduced to 11 overs a side);
Jetwing Travels; 135/4 (11.0); MIT: 57/8 (11.0)
• Campbell Park: Tech One Global beat Glaxo SmithKline by 38 runs;
TOG – 222/6 (25.0); GSK – 184/8 (25.0) (LW)