Singer regains MCA Over 40 sixes title

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Singer Sri Lanka led by Sujith Sirimanne regained the MCA Over 40 “Sixes” cricket title with a convincing win over John Keells Group in the final, at the MCA grounds on Sunday.

Ten teams took part in the tournament which was sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores PLC., contested for the “Elephant House Lemonade” Trophy.

The defending champions, HNB lost to John Keells and the 2014 runners-up Union Assurance PLC lost to Singer in the run-up to the final.

Results at a glance (The first team mentioned batted first):
NDB: 52/2 (5) lost to John Keells: 53/3 (3.5); Sampath Bank: 43/3 (5) lost to SriLankan Airlines: 44/4 (4.4); Singer: 64/1 (5) beat SL Telecom: 44/2 (5); Hayleys Group: 74/0 (5) beat Airport & Aviation: 55/2 (5); John Keells: 49/3 (5) beat HNB: 69/6 (4.5); Union Assurance: 76/1 (5) beat Hayleys Group: 62/2 (5).
Semi-finals: SriLankan Airlines: 53/2 (5) lost to John Keells: 55/3 (4.1); Union Assurance: 66/2 (5) lost to Singer: 67/2 (4.5)
Final: Singer: 67/4 (5) (Sujith Sirimanne 35 n.o., Mahesh Wijewardena 17, Rasika Weeraratne 2/9, Punnya Kantha Abeygunasekera 2/6) beat John Keells: 57/2 (5) (Rasika Weeraratne 20, Gamini Fernando 15, Punnya Kantha Abeygunasekera 12, Chaminda Ratnasiri 2/12)
The average age of the Singer team was 44 years and the average age of John Keells team was 44.5 years.

Special Awards:
Most Sixes in the Tournament: Sujith Sirimanne/Singer (7).
Most Senior Player: Manohara Jayawardena/Airport & Aviation (56 years).
Best Bowler: Punyakantha Abeygunasekera/John Keells (5 for 36 in 4 overs)
Best Batsman: Rasika Weeraratne, John Keells (85 runs in 32 balls)
Man of the Final: Sujith Sirimanne/Singer Sri Lanka.
Main awards were presented by Nadeena Fernando, Brand Manager, EH Beverages/CCS, Gamini Wickramasinghe, President/MCA, (LW)

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