Surjith's all-round performance (75 & four for 46) helped Thrissur's Cricket Academy defeat Paravur's Kaizeen YCC by 25 runs and enter the first phase quarterfinal of the 25th BPCL Kochi Refinery all-India cricket tournament at Ambalamugal on Monday.
In another match, Ashique (4-33) helped Perinthalmanna's Jolly Rovers thrash Ernakulam's Sharon CC by eight wickets and enter the second round.
The scores (first phase):
Sharon CC, Ekm 140 in 29.3 overs (Ashique four for 33) lost to Jolly Rovers CC, Perinthalmanna 144 for two in 25 overs (M.S. Arjun 58 n.o., Arun Pradeep 30).
Cricket Academy, Tsr 228 for nine in 30 overs (Davis Manavalan 50, Surjth 75, Gopikrishna four for 38) bt Kaizeen YCC, Paravur 203 in 29.3 overs (G.P. Unnikrishnan 39, Vinod 53, Vijilal 46, Surjith four for 46). — Special Correspondent