State star P.M. Jineesh's 67 and left-arm spinner D. Gopakumar's four-wicket haul helped BPCL Kochi Refinery defeat Muthoot ECC ‘B' by 60 runs and enter the semifinals of the 31st Coromandel Cement all-Kerala cricket tournament at the BPCL Kochi Refinery Oval, Ambalamugal, on Thursday.
In another quarterfinal, K.J. Rakesh (72) and Raiphi Vincent Gomez (three for 45) sparkled as Thiruvananthapuram's SBT thrashed EKK Perumbavoor CC by 72 runs.
The scores: BPCL Kochi Refinery CA (Ambalamugal) 207 for six in 30 overs (P.M. Jineesh 67, M..Aslam 39, Akhil Pillai 34, Basil Bin 32 not out., Rakesh B. Menon four for 34) bt Muthoot ECC ‘B' (Ernakulam) 147 in 29.3 overs (Anoop Mohan 51 not out, Rakesh B. Menon 46, Gopakumar four for 24).
SBT (Thiruvananthapuram) 200 for eight in 30 overs (K.J. Rakesh 72, Sony Cheruvathur 57, Arun Raj three for 32) bt EKK Perumbavoor CC (Ernakulam) 128 in 28.4 overs (Raiphi Vincent Gomez three for 45). — Special Correspondent