Premier League Cricket Marians riding high on Malinda

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By 2018-01-12

SSC and Chilaw Marians lead group A and B respectively in the SLC Premier League season 2017/18 as the tournament continues for the sixth week today with six matches on the card. Chilaw Marians maintained the most impressive record winning three out of their four matches so far collecting the highest number of points in both the groups (64.910). SSC had only one win but ended up drawing four as they collected 57.910 points to lead group A. Double Centurion Sangeeth Cooray from Colts CC leads the highest scorers list with 479 runs in five matches.

The 22-year-old left hand opener hailing from St. Sebastian College Moratuwa had quite season with just one half century, until last week where he hammered 200 against Moors and jumped right up to the front in the high scorers' tally.

It was also his best score in the 20-match long first class career where he averages 44.30 with two centuries and eight fifties so far. In bowling it was no surprise to see left arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara lead the highest wicket takers tally with 35 in four matches for Chilaw Marians.

The 30-year-old has already claimed five, five wicket hauls in four matches where he has now claimed a massive 621 first class wickets in 108 matches with 51 five wicket and 2 ten wicket hauls .

Fixtures (12, 13 & 14 January)
Bloomfield Vs CCC at Bloomfield
Moors Vs Ragama at Moors
Saracens Vs Colts at Colts
Baduraliya Vs Army at Maggona
Ports Authority Vs NCC at Katunayake
Tamil Union Vs Chilaw Marians at P. Sara Oval

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