By Emdad Rahman
On a perfect weather day Scintilla CC hit top form to see off Ace CC in a Essex County Cricket League clash at The London Marathon Playing Fields.
The home side batted first and were handed a boost when the classy Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel struck 51 after opener Ishaq Shawn was dismissed for 9.
Iconic wicketkeeper Bellal Hossain’s return to the first team has resulted in the number 5 batsman producing some of his best ever cricket. Hossain plundered 9 fours on his way to 42.
All rounder Abul Hasib struck 34, vice captain Sajal Rahman 26, and this seasons star batsman Juwel Roy added 30 to his tally.
Hanif Kibria and captain Ayaz Karim ensured all 45 overs were played, scoring 22 and 18 not out to leave Scintilla on 285. Shabbir Ahmed was the choice Ace bowler with 4 wickets.
The Scintilla attack made light work of Ace after tea to bowl out the visitors under a hundred runs. Club record wicket taker Aaman Khan took 3 wickets, Abu Syed Ashraf (2), and Abul Hasib (1) as Ace fell for 90 after 17.4 overs. Bilal Ahmed top scored for Ace with 26.
Captain Ayaz Karim and Vice Captain Sajal Rahman shared the honours with two wickets apiece.
Scintilla captain Ayaz Karim said, ‘It’s been a great day. I’m pleased we fully played our 45 overs and there was good focus and attention to detail throughout. We will enjoy the win and then our focus turns onto our next game.’