THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sreeraj (63) and Jackson Cleetus (62) struck half-centuries as Kollam reached a respectable total of 250 for nine against Kottayam in the South Zone under-19 inter-district cricket tournament here on Sunday.

Amal V. Kumar (four for 37) and Nikhil Xavier (three for 41) kept the Kollam batsmen on a tight lease before Jackson and Sreeraj propped up the innings. Kottayam in reply was 73 for three at stumps.

The scores: Kollam 250 for nine in 70 overs (Sreeraj 63, Jackson Cleetus 62, Shanthanu 34, Amal V. Kumar four for 37, Nikhil Xavier three for 41) vs. Kottayam 73 for three in 26 overs .

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