Mohammad Badrul Alam Chowdhury (Bappy) smashed 92 and took 2 crucial wickets as Scintilla stormed a comeback to take the points against Hawks CC.
Scintilla were 70-6 when Chowdhury stepped up to the crease after Orett Hoilett had ripped through the home team top order. His gargantuan effort sent his team into tea all out for 223 after 43.2 overs.
The ever dangerous Jason Samuels added 3 wickets for Hawks with Joshua Cole (2) and David Sweeney (1).
Samuels also scored 50 as Hawks were all bowled out 148 after 40 overs. Nobel Rahman and Ayaz Karim took 3 wickets each, Sajal Rahman (1) and Ishaq Shawn (1) to add to two from Chowdhury.
In a great show of team solidarity Scintilla celebrated the win with club captain Ahmed Choudhury presenting a cake to newly married wicketkeeper Hanif Kibria.
Captain Ayaz Karim said, ‘We were under huge pressure after the loss of early wickets but Bappy was immense. It takes one man to have a standout game and he stepped up today. This is a tremendous win.’
Man of the match Chowdhury added, ‘I fell just short of a century which I’m disappointed about but overall I can’t complain, especially as we gained the points for a crucial win.’