Bhaktapur, December 1:

Himalayan White House and Prime College entered the quarter-finals of the first FW Taylor Inter-college Cricket Tournament that got underway here at the Birendra Sainik Mahavidyalaya today.

In the first match, White House thrashed Everest Engineering College by 189 runs. Batting first, White House scored 235/8 in 25 overs. National team’s hard-hitter Paras Khadka scored 103 off just 57 balls including 14 fours and a six, while another national player Sharad Vesawkar hit two fours in his 30-ball 37. For Everest, Homendra Deo took 3-20, while Saurav Rai claimed 2-38. In reply, Everest College could muster just 46 runs in 21 overs. Madhav Bishwokarma (21) was the lone batsman to reach the double figure mark.

For White House, national team skipper Binod Das took 3-13 and was ably supported by Paras Khadka and Angel Acharya, who claimed two wickets apiece. Paras Khadka was named the man of the match.

In the second match, Prime defeated Progress College by eight wickets. Batting first, Progress were bowled out for 91 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Madan Bhandari and Avijit Shrestha scored 18 and 17 respectively. Deep Saun was the pick of the Prime bowlers with 4-12. In reply, Prime overcame the target losing two wickets in 19 overs. Sanjeev Shrestha top-scored with 19, while Deep Saun, who was later named the man of the match, contributed 14 runs. Avijit Shrestha and Pragyan Shrestha took one wicket each for Progress.