KOCHI: K. Jitheesh’s four-wicket haul helped Jolly Rovers (Perinthalmanna) defeat Murugan CC (Thiruvananthapuram) by 17 runs and enter the pre-quarterfinals of the 28th Coromandel Cement all-Kerala cricket tournament at the BPCL Kochi Refinery Ground, Ambalamugal, on Saturday.

The scores: Jolly Rovers 172 for nine in 30 overs (P. Vinith 34, S. Rameez three for 22) bt Murugan CC 155 in 28.3 overs (V.S. Mahesh 51, A. G. Dhineesh 46, K. Jitheesh four for 27).

Ernakulam CC Trust 149 in 26.1 overs (Bobby Thomas 25) lost to AG’s Office 152 for seven in 26.1 overs (Akhil Das 39 n.o.).

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