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Scintilla take top sport with latest victory

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 July 2017

Scintilla Cricket Club (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Scintilla Cricket Club (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

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Scintilla claim the top spot after completing a season double over Hawks to help their bid to be crowned champions of the Essex Cricket County Cricket League Premier Division.

In-form Junaed Rahman Tanin added 67 runs to the Scintilla scoreboard after Mohammad Badrul Alam Chowdhury (Bappy) reached 40 before falling to Hubert Ryan.

The ever dependable Ishaq Shawn chalked up 34 before Tristan Hammond’s measured delivery was caught by Shakib Shovon for a clean dismissal.

Hubert also claimed the scalp of Scintilla debutant Umer Dar (29) before Sajal Rahman was bowled and caught by David Sweeney for 21.

Sweeney also took the crucial wicket of Juwel Roy (15).

Hammond also collected the wickets of Rokhan Arafat and Ayaz Karim to finish with five wickets.

Ahmed Choudhury was run out by Joshua Cole.

After tea a confident batting start from Hawks was disrupted as Morshadur Rahman bowled Kirk Samuels and Atik Sindha for 17 and 22 respectively.

Rahman and Roy had teamed up for the wicket of Sindha and repeated the trick with Shakib Shovon.

Bappy took the wicket of Marcus Elwin (14) with Shawn claiming Petrus William (10) and Jason Samuels (20).

Arafat dismissed Lance Lord for six and Sajal Rahman wrapped up proceedings with the wickets of tail enders Cole and Sweeney both for 0 to seal the victory.

Scintilla captain Ahmed Choudhury said: “Its a confidence boost to top the table but it’s too tight to call at the top.

“What is great about us is that there’s always someone to step up to the plate.

“The squad is sound and the togetherness we have brings the best out of each other.

“Our focus remains the same - build on and maintain a winning run one match at a time.”

Reigning champions Barking remain eight points behind Scintilla in third place with a game in hand, after comfortably beating Redbridge by 64 runs.

Captain Ehsan Afzal won the toss and elected for his side to bat first, where they managed 217-9 in 45 overs, with Pulkit Gupta (59) Hasnain Qureshi (31) top-scoring.

In reply, Barking limited Redbridge by bowling them all out for 153 and seal the win.


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