KOCHI: Mediumpacer K.T. Hakeem's five-wicket haul and Sambasiva Sarma's 63 helped Kozhikode's Falcons CC crush Ernakulam's Chittoor CC by 151 runs and enter the pre-quarterfinal of the 29 {+t} {+h} Coromandel Cement all-Kerala cricket tournament at the Maharaja's Stadium here on Wednesday.

In another match, Kothamangalam's Mar Athanasius College Cricket Academy defeated Thrissur's Pioneers CC by one wicket and entered the second round.

The scores: Pioneers CC, Thrissur 199 for eight in 30 overs (P.C. Bineesh 50, Joshy 40, Govind Namboothiri three for 29) lost to MA College CA, Kothamangalam 203 for nine in 30 overs (Rajeshmon 30, Govind Namboothiri 31, Haneesh Chandran 50, P.S. Sujith four for 36).

Falcons CC, Kozhikode 244 for eight in 30 overs (Sambasiva Sarma 63, Sunil Oasis 49, Sreekumar Nair 41) bt Chittoor CC 93 in 25 overs (K. T. Hakeem five for 11). — Principal Correspondent

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