: The 18th Celestial Trophy all-Kerala cricket tournament gets underway at the Medical College ground on Friday.

36 teams, including defending champion State Bank of Travancore, will take part in the tournament, which will be inaugurated by Bobby Alosiyous.

The tournament is being organised by Murugan Cricket Club. The final will be held on February 17.

St. Mary’s HSS wins

St. Mary’s HSS, Pattom defeated HSS, Kalladi by three wickets in the KCA inter-school cricket tournament at Fort Maidan in Palakkad on Thursday.

The scores : HSS Kalladi 118 in 31.3 overs (Sooraj three for 23, Adithya Nanda Kumar three for 38) lost to St. Mary’s HSS, Pattom 121 for seven in 28.4 overs (Shameel 34).

Marian College reigns

Marian College of Engineering won the title in the Ashokan memorial all-Kerala basketball tournament at the TKM College of Engineering basketball court in Kollam.

In the final, Marian College defeated host TKM College of Engineering 78-42. Sharath (22) top-scored for Marian and was complimented well by Akshay (16) and Lazar (12).

Akshay of Marian College was chosen as ‘best player of the tournament’.

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