: Thiruvananthapuram crushed Pathanamthitta by an innings and 42 runs in the South Zone under-16 inter-district cricket tournament at the Medical College ground here on Saturday.

In another match, Alappuzha scored an eight-wicket win over Kollam.

In Central Zone, the Ernakulam-Thrissur match ended in a draw with the former taking honours for the first innings lead.

The Idukki-Palakkad match also ended in a draw with Palakkad taking the first innings lead.

The scores:

South Zone : Pathanamthitta 71 & 132 in 46.2 overs (Prem Sagar three for 12, P. Abhijith three for 46) lost to Thiruvananthapuram 245 for eight in 70 overs (F. Fanoos 91, Riyas Mohammed 45, G.Abhijith 38, Akhil Ani three for 39).

Kollam 59 & 75 in 31.4 overs (Binu Raj five for 11, Jithu Sibi three for 29) lost to Alappuzha 95 & 40 for two in 18.1 overs.

Central Zone : Thrissur 85 & 55 for eight in 60 overs (Atul Raveendran four for five) drew with Ernakulam 171 for eight in 70 overs (Shiv Ganesh 64, Vivek Vijayan 38, K.V. Akhil four for 38, Rahul Venu four for 40).

Idukki 160 & 98 for five in 42 overs drew with Palakkad 189 in 69 overs (Shabin Sha 68, Ananthakrishnan three for 34).

Easy for Jithin

Jithin George scored an easy 8-1 win over Rishi Kalesh and moved into the second round of the boys-16 singles second round in the Trivandrum Open tennis championships at the TTC courts here on Saturday.

The results:

Boys singles: Under-16 (second round): Jithin George bt Rishi Kalesh 8-1; M.C. Nithin bt Aditya Binu Ramesh 8-4; Sidarath Anil Kumar bt Anwar J. Salim 80; Kevin John Cherian bt Vishnu J. Nair 8-2; Sean Michael Jose bt Madhavan 8-4.

V. Vysakh bt Mohammed Yusuf 8-0; J. Nithin bt S.S. Krishna Dev 8-5; Allan John bt Ashwin Krishnan 8-0; Malik Sada bt Ram Narayan 8-4; G.S. Sanjay bt Anoop Rajan 8-1; William Francis bt Akash Sasi 8-5; Raj Narayanan R. Pillai bt Sreejith 8-3.

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