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Fifer for Ayaz as Scintilla steamroll Mavericks

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 July 2017

Scintilla cricket club (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Scintilla cricket club (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

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A match winning fifer from Captain Fantastic Ayaz Karim, alongside a gritty 43 not out from Mahabub Ahasan Chisty was the difference as Scintilla made short work of National Cricket League opponents Mavericks at Fairlop Oak.

The forecast of rain meant both teams were restricted to 20 overs.

Batting first Scintilla reached 169-9 with the irrepressible Chisty top scoring with 43 not out.

Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel added 26 with Juwel Roy 24, and Sajal Rahman contributing 15.

Wasif Dustgir, Majid Khan, Shakeel Ahmad and Sohail Aslam took two wickets each with one for Usman Aftab.

After tea Karim was unleashed and the skipper exacted maximum punishment with a five wicket haul as Mavericks were bowled out 71-10 from 15.4 overs.

Sohail Aslam top scored for Shakeel Ahmad’s men with 25.

All rounder Abul Hasib returned to the fold to share 2 wickets each with Sajal and another from Nobel saw Scintilla home by 98 runs.

Karim is the first captain to take a fifer for Scintilla this season.

“Though it’s personally very satisfying for me I was more pleased with our team performance,” he said.

“Chisty was phenomenal today and the backing we received from the boys was simply first class.

“We are making positive headlines and the main thing is Scintilla continue to establish consistency in this competitive league.”


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