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Fair & Lovely men Trophy – MCA ‘B’ division 50 over League:

Ashen, Roscoe steer John Keells ‘B’ to title win

The winning captain, John Keells ‘B’, Ashan Peiris (3rd from left) receiving the Fair & Lovely Men Trophy from the chief guest, Marketing Director, Personal Care Unilever, Nilushi Jayatillake (03rd from right).Others in the picture from left: Mahesh de Alwis, General Secretary - MCA, Roshan Iddamalgoda President - MCA, Daminda Perera - Senior Brand Manager - Face Care - Unilever - guest of honor and  Sujeewa de Silva - Chairman T/C - MCA.
The winning captain, John Keells ‘B’, Ashan Peiris (3rd from left) receiving the Fair & Lovely Men Trophy from the chief guest, Marketing Director, Personal Care Unilever, Nilushi Jayatillake (03rd from right).Others in the picture from left: Mahesh de Al

A rock solid, unbroken 186 runs partnership in 166 balls for the forth wicket between Ashen Silva and Roscoe Thattil propelled John Keells ‘B’ to a resounding seven wickets win with eight overs to spare over Kanrich Finance ‘B’ in the final of the second Unilever – Fair & Lovely men Trophy – MCA ‘B’ division 50 over League Tournament 2019, concluded at the MCA grounds recently.

Roscoe Thattil (No. 5) joined Ashen Silva (No. 3) when John Keells were 31 for 3 in the eighth over and remained until the winning run was scored in the 42nd over.

Ashen Silva played the anchor role, 86 not out in 97 balls in inclusive of three sixes and six fours whilst Roscoe Thattil collored the bowling on its merits to finish with a memorable centry – 103 not out in 120 balls, inclusive of a six and 10 fours. Kanrich Finance skipper, Rajitha Assellarachchi used nine bowlers including himself in order to dislodge them.

Earlier on, Kanrich Finance sent into bat put up a moderate 213 for 7 in 50 overs, thanks to the valliant innings by Navindu Nirmal (79 not out in 99 balls, inclusive of three sixes and 06 fours). Nirmal was associated in two partnerships; first with Tharushan Iddamalgoda (43 in 59 balls with 04 fours) – 68 runs in 79 balls for the 04 th wicket; secondly, an un unbroken 50 runs stand in 33 balls for the eighth wicket with Chanara Devinda (15 not out), Malinga Amarasinghe (10-2-48-1), Sachntha Jayatillake (10-2-38-3) and The Fair & Lovely Men, special award for the man of the match went to Roscoe Thattil, which was an easy pick for the MCA appointed Match Referee, Upali Warnapura.

The other special awards, based on performances up to the semifinals went to Chandula Weeraratne from Kanrich Finance B / Best Bowler (07 matches, 46.3 overs, 184 runs , 15 wickets), Madhawa Warnapura from HNB /Best Batsman (07 innings, 279 runs) and Raveen Sayer from Kanrich Finance ‘B’/ Man of the Series (258 runs and 10 wickets).

At the awards presentation that followed the finals, the Unilever- Fair & Lovely Men trophies, medallions and gift packs were given away by the chief guest, Director Marketing, Unilever Personal Care, Nilushi Jayatilake, Guest of Honor, Senior Brand Manager, Unilever Face Care, Daminda Perera, along with the MCA Officials, Roshan Iddamalgoda, President, Mahesh de Alwis, General Secretary and Sujeewa de Silva, Chairman Tournament Committee.

 

Chief Scores

Kanrich Finance ‘B’ – 213/7 (50) ( Sashika Thivanka 29, Thanushan Iddamalgoda 43, Navidu Nirmal 79 not out, Sachintha Jayatillake 3/38)

JK ‘B’ – 217/3 (41.5) (Ashen Silva 86 not out, Roscoe Thattil 103 not out)


 

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