KOCHI: Left-arm spinner Monish Kareparampil took six wickets for 20 runs while Abhishek Hegde hit 71 as Century CC, Ernakulam, defeated Thiruvananthapuram’s Kids CC by 71 runs and entered the first phase semifinal of the 23rd BPCL Kochi Refinery all-India cricket tournament at Ambalamugal on Wednesday.
In another quarterfinal, Aluva’s Globestar CC, riding on Rajilal’s 68, defeated Jolly Rovers (Perinthalmanna) by 49 runs.
The scores: Globestar CC, Aluva 208 in 29.3 overs (Rajilal 68, Abhilash 36, Jithesh three for 57) bt Jolly Rovers CC, Perinthalmanna 159 for nine in 30 overs (Arun Pradeep 34).
Century CC, Ernakulam 212 for nine in 30 overs (Abhishek Hegde 71, Rohit Rajaneesh 55, Sandu Jose three for 58) bt Kids CC, Thiruvananthapuram 141 in 26.3 overs (Shajan Salim 38, Monish Kareparampil six for 20). — Principal Correspondent