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Semi-finalists found in MCA D division

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McLarens Group, Expolanka Group, David Pieris Motor Co. and HSBC “A” advanced to the semi-finals of the 12th Ceylon Cold Stores PLC Sponsored, “Elephant House – Lemonade”  Trophy, MCA “D” division 40-Over League Tournament 2015, continued last weekend.

Saturday’s quarter–finals were hampered by rain; McLarens got through by their virtue of holding the higher position in the league round points table and Expolanka went through on the D/L method.

Clear weather prevailed for Sunday’s quarter-finals. David Pieris Motor Co. romped to a 7 wickets win while HSBC “A” had to fight hard for their 23 runs win.
Results (quarter-finals):

At MCA: McLarens Group Vs. Hilton Colombo Residences ended in a No-result.
McLarens: 206 for 9 in 39.5 overs when rain abandoned play (S. Hettiarachchi 47, A. Saputhanthrige 4/28)
McLarens by virtue of holding the higher position in the league table, qualified for the semi-finals.
McLarens topped Group “A”, while Hilton Colombo Residences finished second in Group “B”.
At Thurstan: Expolanka Group beat Kanrich Finance “B” by 45 runs on the D&L Method.
Expolanka: 137 for 5 in 27.0 when rain halted play (H. Shasthri 45 n.o. G. Senaratne 2/17, M. Sakuranga 2/21)
Kanrich Finance “B”: (revised target of 143 runs in 20 overs), 98 all out in 18.3 overs (H. Shasthri 3/24, R. de Silva 2/10, D. Prasanna 2/21)
At MCA: David Pieris Motor Co. beat Nations Trust Bank “B” by 7 wickets.
NTB “B”: 140 (38.0) (N. Saputhanthri 38, Lakmal de Silva 4/23, Nalinda Channa 3/29, Dilshan Peiris 2/27)
DPMC: 141/3 (23.4) (I. Paranamana 36, P. Niroshan 30, D. Peiris 25 n.o.)
At Thurstan: HSBC “A” beat AIA Insurance by 23 runs.
HSBC “A”: 219/9 (40.0) (Shane Godwin 58, N. de Silva 44 n.o. S. Wijethunga 32, S. Nissanka 30, C. Prasanna 3/30, D. Ratnayake 2/29)
AIAI: 196 (37.0) (I. Sampath 51, J. de Silva 3/19, A. Kariyawasam 3/27, N. de Silva 2/63) (LW)

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