TIRUNELVELI: V. Shanmugam’s unbeaten half-century helped Perambalur beat Nagapattinam by 80 runs and enter the semifinals in the ICL Mahaveer Chand Memorial Trophy inter-district (under-14) cricket tournament here on Monday.
The scores (quarterfinals): Perambalur 114 for four in 25 overs (V. Shanmugam 62 n.o.) bt Nagapattinam 34 for nine in 25 overs (K. Anand Raj three for four).
Sivaganga 83 for nine in 25 overs (R. Rahul 48, K.B. Dixit three for 16) lost to Kancheepuram 84 for three in 17.5 overs (K.S. Neethesh 43 n.o.).
Tiruvallur 101 for eight in 25 overs (L. Ganeshlingam 31 n.o.) bt Tiruchi 97 in 24.3 overs (Kasi Viswanathan three for 14).
Theni 60 in 24.2 overs (Atul four for nine) lost to Coimbatore 64 for four in 19.4 overs.