Emdad Rahman : The Scintilla bandwagon rolls on as the Bangladesh squad of the illustrious East London cricket team beat Fire of Sonargaon to reach the Plate final of Last Man Stands Bangladesh.
Big performances were required and Scintilla came out flying with guns blazing to reach 205 runs for 1 wicket after 20 overs. Openers Omar Faruk and Zaman Arif struck 55 and 50 from 35 and 21 balls before Mohammad Ekramul Hoque Chowdhury 18, Shafaet Amin, 30 and Scintilla legend Bellal Hossain Orko wrapped up proceedings with 44 balls from 19 runs.
Despite 60 from Refat E Monzum Refat Fire of Sonargaon were unable to match Scintilla at the wicket and were bowled out 183/6.
Surprisingly, Scintilla CC, one of East London’s most successful and high profile clubs were omitted from the recent London Cricket League Awards. This despite the club not only enjoying unprecedented success over more than a decade but also being major players in the emergence of cricket in the community.
Club captain Ahmed Choudhury commented: “A fantastic performance from a fantastic select squad. The boys were inch perfect today. Myself and the chairman have reminded ourselves that the next step is silverware in the final as champions – It’s in our DNA.”