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‘Elephant House Lemonade’ Trophy cricket : Expolanka, Nations Trust Bank, HNB register good wins

Whilst, HNB Grameen scored resounding back-to-back wins, Expolanka Group & Nations Trust Bank ‘B’ inflicted heavy defeats on their opponents, in the ongoing 15th Ceylon Cold Stores PLC, Sponsored ‘Elephant House Lemonade’ Trophy – MCA ‘D’ Division 40-Over League Tournament 2018, continued last week –end.

HNB Grameen beat Airport & Aviation by 82 runs riding on two half centuries from the bats of S Ranasinghe (77) and M. Fernando (83) A&A chasing 286 runs to win started off with all guns blazing with an opening stand of 110 runs in 73 balls between W.N.M. Perera (86) and H.N. Yapa (45) but suddenly they ran out of fuel and were restricted to 203 all out in 30.5 overs.

On Sunday, HNB Grameen trounced Hemas Group by 216 runs; they piled up 314 for 8 in 40 overs with Dinusha Fernando hitting a hurricane 129 in 99 balls, inclusive of 08 sixes and 10 fours. Fernando was associated in a 113 run stand in 73 balls for the 05th wicket with S. Ranasinghe (76). Hemas shot out for 98 runs having no answer to A. Madusanka, who finished with incredible figures of 4.4-1-23-5.

Expolanka went home early, as their 03 pronged spin attack of M. Supendra (3-32), H. Hewanayake (3-12) and A. Wijeratne (3-12) rattled MAST Industries shot out for a paltry 57 runs in 16.4 overs, earlier Expolanka scored 242 for 7 in 40 overs, Dharshana Hettiarachchi top scoring with a well compiled 95 runs in 120 balls, inclusive of 10 boundaries. NTB ‘B’ too went home early with a comprehensive 132 runs win ,as their bowlers, T. Dabare (4-13) , R. Perera (3-11) & S. Srilal (3-18) came down like a ton of bricks on DPMC to be shot out for 59 all out in 19.4 overs. The Bankers in their innings made a total of 191 in 38 overs with useful contributions coming from N. Saputhanthri (45) and T. Dabare (55).

Softlogic Finance registered the top team total for the week end scoring 332 for 5 in 40 overs and went on to win by a heavy margin of 133 runs over Delmage Group 199 for 9 in 40 overs .

For Softlogic two fireball centurions came up in a process, Denver Foux (105 in 78 balls inclusive of 04 sixes and 14 fours) and M. Wijetillake (115 in 99 balls, inclusive of 07 sixes and 12 fours) , who were associated in a 197 run stand in 149 balls for the second wicket.

*Match Results*

*At Mattegoda*: HNB Grameen beat Airport & Aviation by 82 runs.

HNBG 285/8 in 40 overs: (S. Ranasinghe 77, M. Fernando 53, N. Dharshana 44, D. Fernando 33, M. Ismath 21 not out, D.C. Karunaratne 3/43, K.S. Kumara 2/51) Airport & Aviation 203 in 30.5 overs: (W.N.M. Perera 86, H.W. Yapa 45, M. Ismath 3/18, P. Keppetipola 2/42, T. Wijesinghe 2/36, S. Ranasinghe 2/30) A

*At Ratmalana*:

Expolanka Group beat MAST Industries by 185 runs.

Expolanka 242/7 in 40 overs: (Dharshana Hettiarachchi 95, H. Hewanayake 45, L. Madusanka 35, T. Roshan 20, S. Kaushalya 21, A. Rajapaksa 2/42, J. Slemaman 2/43)

MAST Ind 87 in 16.4 overs: (M. Supendra 3/32, H. Hewanayake 3/12, A. Witharana 3/12)

*At Moratuwa* : Softlogic Finance beat Delmage Group by 133 runs.

Softlogic 332/5 in 40 overs: (Denver Foux 105, M. Wijetillake 115, P. Silva 27, S. Dilanka 23 not out, P. Rajasekeran 2/45)

Delmage 199/9 in 40 overs: (P. Welgama 46, N. Kariyawasam 40, D. Nalinda 23, C. Perera 22, A. Liyanage 2/15, N. Dhananjaya 2/43, S. Dilanka 2/55)

* At MCA* : HNB Grameen beat Hemas Group by 216 runs.

HNB Grameen 314/8 in 40overs: (Dinusha Fernando 129, S. Ranasinghe 76, C. Batuwita 3/39, G. Cruse 2/51, S. Samaranayake 2/75)

Hemas 98 in 30.4 overs: (S. Samaranayake 35, S. Arangala 30, A. Madushanka 5/23)

*At Moratuwa*: Central Finance beat Hilton Colombo Residencies by 06 wickets

HCR 157 in 28in overs: ( I. Silva 49, A. Thilanka 35, R. Chandrasekera 20, N. Fernando 4/14, K. Maduranga 3/7)

Central Finance 163/4 in 16.5 overs: (T. Gunatillake 76, V. Costa 37 not out, R. Chandrasekera 3/43)

*At Darley Road*: NTB ‘B’ beat DPMC by 132 runs

NTB ‘B’ 191 in 38 overs: (N. Saputhanthri 45, T. Dabare 55, J. Shehan 22, M. Gunaratne 20, L. de Silva 4/46, K. Shyamal 3/26, U. Bandara 2/29)

DPMC 59 in 19.4 overs: ( U. Bandara 21, T. Dabare 4/13, R. Perera 3/11, S. Srilal 3/18)

*At Ratmalana*: Ceylinco General Insurance beat NDB Bank by 107 runs.

Ceylinco 210 in 38overs: (A. Madusanka 55, H. Fernando 26, A. Fernando 30, M. Ruffel 20, R. Maduranga 3/40, P.Wedasinghe 2/17, D. Dharmadasa 2/28)

NDB Bank 103 in 28.4 overs: (M. Elpitiya 29, A. Fernando 3/9, D. Ebert 2/13, A. Madusanka 2/23)

The tournament will be continues. 

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