Jiju Janardanan took four wickets and A.V. Arun scored a half-century as Ernakulam’s Muthoot ECC ‘A’ crushed Thiruvananthapuram’s Hercules Kids CC by seven wickets and entered the semifinals of the seventh Muthoot Pappachan all-Kerala T20 cricket tournament at the Rajagiri College ground, Kakkanad, on Wednesday.
Muthoot took the semifinal berth after topping the four-team Group ‘D’ with an all-win record.
In other league matches, Ernakulam’s defending champion Cordiant Sports Foundation defeated Thrissur’s CIDBI Loongs by four wickets while Thiruvananthapuram’s State Bank of Travancore thrashed Thrissur’s Sudarma Apex by eight wickets.
The scores: Hercules Kids CC, Tvm 107 in 19.5 overs (Jiju Janardanan four for 18) lost to Muthoot ECC ‘A’, Ekm 110 for three in 16.3 overs (A.V. Arun 50 n.o.).
CIDBI Loongs CA, Tsr 136 for four in 20 overs (Joffin Jose 41) lost to Cordiant Sports Foundation, Ekm 142 for six in 18.5 overs (Shakker 45).
Sudarma Apex CC, Tsr 111 for six in 20 overs (Sujith 43 n.o.) lost to SBT, Tvm 117 for two in 14 overs (K.J. Rakesh 60 n.o., V.A. Jagadeesh 50 n.o.).
Ali scalps seven
Mohammed Ali took seven for 28 to power Colleagues to a crushing seven-wicket win over Yuvabhavana in the Kozhikode district ‘B’ division league at Kozhikode.
The scores: Yuvabhavana 107 in 21.1 overs (Mohammed Ali seven for 28) lost to Colleagues 112 for three in 20.5 overs.
The Malappuram District Cricket Association will conduct a summer camp for boys and girls (10 to 16 years) from April 10 at Perinthalmanna, Manjeri, Thiruvali, Parappanangadi, Nilambur, Vandoor and Thuvvoor. For details, call 98473 11387 (Manjeri), 97452 01038 (Thiruvali), 99619 56947 (Parappanangadi), 96331 18888 (Nilambur), 97448 82366 (Vandoor) or 94950 90208 (Thuvvoor).
The Kozhikode DCA will conduct summer camps at Koyilandi, Vatakara, Mavoor, Kodencherry and Kozhikode. Call 97468 01020 (Kozhikode), 94472 33472 (Kodencherry), 98466 39863 (Koyilandi), 96450 05235 (Mavoor) or 9745 594991 (Vatakara).