Kavindu ton helps Stafford Motors to first win | Sunday Observer

Kavindu ton helps Stafford Motors to first win

After 03 consecutive defeats Stafford Motors, riding on Kavindu Munasinghe’s century notched up their first win in the tournament, as they sunk Colombo Dockyard by a massive margin of 198 runs in the ongoing seventh Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd., sponsored, ‘BMW Hyundai Trophy’ MCA ‘C’ Division 50 Over League Tournament 2018, continued during last week.

Opening batsman Kavindu Munasinghe (105 in 103 balls inclusive of 01 six, 15 fours) laid the foundation for the ‘Honda Boys’ with 03 productive partnerships a 90 run opening stand in 73 balls with Radeesh Kalpa (55), 56 runs for the second wicket in 60 balls with Asantha Singappuli (21) & 61 runs for the third wicket in 65 balls with Anjelo Eranga (45).

Inspired by Munasinghe’s century No. 6 batsman Kalhara Peiris further inflicted damage on CDL with a quick fire 71 not out in 34 balls, inclusive of 2 sixes and 10 fours, as Stafford Motors rode on the fast lane to reach 332 for 5 in 50 overs.

Kalhara Peiris who opened the bowling did not stop at that, he continued to torment CDL with his superb spell (8-2-24-4); Peiris together with his pace partner, Shanaka Sampath (8-1-16-3) ripped through the CDL to restrict them to 134 in 34.3 overs.

An exciting double by Tharindu Lakshan (74 in 47 balls, inclusive of 12 fours & 5/128) lifted Nations Trust Bank ‘A’ to a comprehensive 129 runs win over Morison PLC.

A valiant unbeaten 89 runs in 92 balls with 10 boundaries by middle order batsman, Rahula Ekanayake went abegging as Pyramid Wilmer piped Commercial Bank by 04 wickets, with 11 balls to spare.

The batsmen who took Pyramid Wilmer over the line were opener, Asher Warnakulasuriya (51) and Lasith Fernando (71 in 82 balls with 8 hits to the ropes)

Week’s best bowling performance came from Ruwan Fernando of Peoples Leasing & Finance (10-3-29-6), who skittle out Commercial Leasing for a paltry 93 runs in 34.4 overs. Peoples Leasing went home early scoring 99 for 5 in 21.3 overs.

Unfortunately the much awaited clash between the two unbeaten teams in group ‘A’, Kanrich Finance ‘B’ and Citizens Development Business ended in a no result at the MCA grounds due to bad weather. The tournament will be continued on 11th & 14th February with a card of 04 matches.

[Match Results]

At MCA - CDB Vs. Kanrich Finance ‘B’ ended in a No Result

Kanrich ‘B’ 195 in 48overs (R. Sanjeewa 41, K. Chamara 37, P. Maduwantha 39, Savin Gunasekera 6/30)

CDB – 18 for 2 in 05 overs when rain halted play.

At Thurstan : NTB ‘A’ beat Morison’s by 129 runs.

NTB ‘A’ 293 in 49.4 overs (Dulanja Silva 59, T. Ariyawansa 28, Malshan Fernando 52, Tharinda Lakshan 74, A. Liyanage 25, H. Kularatne 2/34, G. Kahawita 3/73, K. Abeysinghe 2/55)

Morison’s 164 in 39.1 overs ( Kasun Silva 39, H. Madushanka 32, H. Kularatne 31, K. Abeysinghe 31, Tharinda Lakshan 5/28, M. Thanthirigoda 2/39)

At Mattegoda: Stafford Motors beat Colombo Dockyard by 198 runs.

Stafford Motors 332/5 in 50 overs (R. Kalpa 55, Kavinda Munasinghe 105, A. Singappuli 21, A. Eranga 45, Kalhara Peiris 71 not out, W.R. Kumara 2/41)

CDL 134 in 34.3 overs (W.R. Kumara 35, D.S. Kasun 24, Kalhara Peiris 4/24, S. Sampath 3/16)

At Moratuwa: Pyramid Wilmer beat Commercial Bank by 04 wickets.

Com. Bank 227/8 in 50 overs (P. Premaratne 32, C. Wanniarachchi 34, Rahula Ekanayake 89 not out, S. Lakmal 2/47, U. Atapattu 2/26)

Pyramid Wilmer 228/6 in 48.1 (A. Warnakulasuriya 51, Lasith Fernando 71, T. Jeewantha 35, A. Dharmasena 20 not out, B. Paul 22 not out, S. Fernando 3/37)


At MCA: PABC Bank beat Softlogic Holdings by 67 runs

PABC 218 in 48.2overs (K. Prashan 68, T. Silva 35, T. Jayasuriya 33, B. Alwis 26, V. Kumar 2/40, S. Kurala 3/30, P. Vimukthi 2/32, S. Sellapperuma 2/32)

Softlogic 151 in 31.5 overs (S. Korala 24, V. Kumar 62, G. Raveena 2/34, B. Alwis 3/25, J. Adithya 2/6)

At Moratuwa: Peoples Leasing & Finance beat Commercial Leasing by 05 wickets.

Com. Leasing 93 in 34.4 overs (A. Perera 20, Ruwan Fernando 6/29, I. Perera 2/14)

Peoples Leasing 99/5 in 21.3 overs (T. Rodrigo 20, S. Sandaruwan 28, W. Dissanayake 24 not out, Y. Nirmal 2/18)


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