Lankem Ceylon PLC., Hirdaramani Group, Toll Global Forwarding and Vallibal Finance advanced to the semi-finals of the 2nd Sierra IT Trophy, MCA “F” division 25 Over League Tournament, all winning their quarter-finals, concluded last Saturday.

In a match restricted to 15 overs a side, Lankem Ceylon breezed to a comfortable 10-wickets win over giant killers Coats Thread Lanka. Coat’s came in, beating the strong HSBC “C” team.
Hirdaramani Group had to work hard to notch up their 3 wickets win over QP Employment.

In a quarter-final restricted to 13 overs a side, Nation Lanka Finance, who lost their last five wickets for just one run, lost to Toll global Forwarding by 2 runs.

Two fine bowling performances by S. Wickramasuriya (5/27/4) and Dilshan Ratnayake (5/1/34/3) spear headed Vallibal Finance to a 6 wickets win over Heshan Flexe Packaging.

Results: (Quarter–finals)
• 1st Q. Final /MCA: Lankem Ceylon beat Coats Thread Lanka by 10 wickets (Match curtailed to 15 Overs a side)
Coats Thread Lanka: 60 all out in 14.2 Overs (Asitha Costa 16, Hasitha de Silva 2/6, Dhanushka Artigala 2/11, Dinesh Alawathugoda 2/9)
Lankem: 65 for no loss in 04 overs( Rukshan Weerasinghe 51 n.o.)
• 2nd Q. Final /MCA: Hirdaramani Group beat QP Employment by 3 wickets.
QP Employment: 136 for 9 in 25 Overs (M. Fizal 38, A. Alam 25, Dilanka Senadeera 4/34, Prashantha Dinusha 2/17)
Hirdaramani’s: 137 for 7 in 23.5 Overs (G. Ifthikar 30, S. Nanayakkara 3/22, S. Ratnayake 2/29)
• 3rd Q. Final /Reid Avenue: Toll Global Forwarding beat Nation Lanka Finance by 2 runs (match curtailed to 13 overs a side)
Toll Global: 145 for 4 in 13 overs (D. Woodrow 57 n.o., M. Askar 35)
Nation Lanka Finance: 143 all out in 13 overs ( Vinoth Rasindu 61, S de Silva 39, Ruwan Perera 4/30)
• 4th Q. Final /Reid Avenue: Vallibal Finance beat Heshan Flexe Packaging by 6 wickets.
Heshan Flexe: 95 all out in 18.4 overs (B. Prasad 21, S. Wickramasuriya 4/7, Dilshan Ratnayake 3/34)
Vallibal Finance: 96 for 4 in 20.5 overs (Dilshan Ratnayake 25, L. Prasanna 2/20)
The Semi-Finals will be worked off this weekend 4th & 5th July at the MCA grounds. The line-up is:
Lankem Ceylon vs. Hirdaramani Group; Toll Global Forwarding vs. Vallibal Finance.