Five-star Nobel earns Scintilla prize

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 June 2015

Scintilla's Ashfaqur Rahman Nobel celebrates his five-wicket haul

Scintilla's Ashfaqur Rahman Nobel celebrates his five-wicket haul


Impressive bowling spell sets up success

Ashfaqur Rahman Nobel took five wickets as Scintilla bounced back from a recent Essex County League defeat to beat Premier Division rivals Redbridge Parks.

Redbridge won the toss and chose to bat first, but they were bowled out within 23 overs fir just 118.

The outstanding Nobel took 5-16 in five overs and was supported by Abul Hasib (1-37), Zahed Mamun (1-13), new vice-captain Sajal Rahman (1-11) and Hassan Rony (1-6).

Scintilla made light work of their run chase to seal a seven-wicket win in 16 overs, with Ahmad Norharif Hamidon scoring 37.

Man of the match Ashfaqur Rahman said: “It’s a tremendous feeling to make such an impact in the game. Our loss to Tennyson last week was hard to take and I’m glad that we have learnt lessons and come back stronger.”

Captain Ayaz Karim added: “The boys have bounced back and our win was resounding. The manner in which we lost last week was difficult to stomach and we had to hold an inquest in order to move forward.

“Well done to the team for the win. We still need to work on our consistency if we are to achieve anything this season. In any sport winning is the only solution to everything.”

Scintilla seconds also faced opposition from Redbridge Parks, who won the toss and chose to bat, but were dismissed for 134.

Man of the match Yasin Arafat top scored with 55 from 60 balls, while Moin Arefin struck 40 from 37 balls as Scintilla wrapped up an eight-wicket win.

Captain Shaha Riadh said: “We have returned from a break in our fixtures and it’s nice to see the team have been focused. I’m very pleased with everybody’s performances.”

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