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Mercantile cricket in full swing

11 April, 2021

Zillione Systems and Orient Finance registered upset wins to book their berths in the quarter-finals in the ongoing 10th Stafford Motor Company sponsored, ‘Honda’ Trophy – MCA ‘G’ division 25-over League Tournament 2021.

Zillione Systems ended VS Information Systems unbeaten run with a thrilling six runs win, while Orient Finance eliminated another unbeaten team, Kish Group with a smashing eight wickets win.

Thus, Hayleys ‘B’ team remain as the only unbeaten team in the tournament as they maintained their status with a cakewalk 186 runs win over ShipXpress.

Pre-Quarter Finals highlights:

Highest total was scored by Hayleys Group ‘B’ 275-3 in 25 overs vs. ShipXpress: Lowest total scored by ShipXpress 89 all out in 21.3 overs vs. Hayleys Group ‘B’.

Best batting: one century and eight half centuries:

Dimantha Kulugalage from Hayleys ‘B’ (121 n.o. vs. ShipXpress): Lasith Fernando from Pyramid Wilmar (65 vs. Singer ‘B’): Chathuranga Silva from Zillion Systems (64 vs. VS Information): Gihan Gunathilake from Hayleys ‘B’ (73 vs. ShipXpress): Lakshina Rodrigo (56 vs. ShipXpress): Thilan Nugawela from Aitken Spence (72 n.o. vs. CIC): Dushan Hettiarachchi from Abans (59 vs. MD Gunasena): Vimukthi Madushanka from Baurs (51 vs. Regnis Appliances) and Methusha Wijethilake from Orient Finance (62 vs. Kish Group)

Best Bowling:

Shan Nanayakkara from Hayleys ‘B’ (4 for 18 vs. ShipXpress), Damitha Jayaratne from Baurs (4 for 18 vs. Regnis Appliances) and Asela Sanjeewa from Regnis Appliances (4 for 22 vs. Baurs)

Weekend’s Results: (Pre-quarter-finals)

Hayleys ‘B’ beat ShipXpress by186 runs: Hayleys ‘B’ 275/3 (25), ShipXpress – 89 all out (21.3)

Pyramid Wilmar beat Singer ‘B’ by six wickets: Singer ‘B’ 162/7 (25), Pyramid Wilmar 166/4 (23.2)

Mattegoda: Aitken Spence beat CIC Group by 87 runs: Aitken Spence – 189/4 (25), CIC 102/9 (25)

Mattegoda: Zillione Systems beat VS Information Systems by six runs: Zillione Systems 173/5 (25), VSIS 167/7 (25)

Orient Finance beat Kish Group by eight wickets: Kish Group 149/8 (25), Orient Finance 152/2 (20.3)

A Baur and Co. beat Regnis Appliances by 58 runs: Baurs-185 (25), Regnis App 129/9 (25)

Hilton Colombo Residences beat ACl Cables by four wickets: ACLC 109 (24.2), HCR – 113/6 (21.2)

Abans Group beat MD Gunasena by 124 runs: Abans 221/7 (25), MDG 97/9 (25)