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Scintilla score big to beat pack leaders Kothi

By Emdad Rahman : Scintilla CC returned to Hackney Marshes to inflict defeat on National Cricket League high flyers Kothi CC as the race for the title heats up. Scintilla played out their quota of 40 overs first and reached 262/9 before tea. Demolition Man Juwel Roy followed up his 75 against Roding Valley the day before with 65 not ...

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Sonali Othith 40 years plus football tournament is in a league of its own

 by  Faruque Ahmed : The Sonali Othith 40+ plus veterans tournament 2016 for players aged 40 and over has served a timely reminder of just how popular football is in the community. The summer league had six teams participating and the enthusiasm all round has been a joy to behold. Poplar were worthy winners of the 2016 40+ showcase with ...

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Tigers to face England in Champions Trophy opener

The International Cricket Council on Wednesday announced the grouping and fixture of ICC Champions Trophy next year with Bangladesh placed in Group A alongside hosts England and 2015 World Cup finalists Australia and New Zealand. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa were placed in Group B for the 18-day tournament, which will run from June 1 to 18, 2017. ...

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Derby day sees Barking progress to the semis

Emdad Rahman The bank holiday cup fixture bought together borough rivals Barking CC and Scintilla CC Essex in a high profile ECCL League Cup Quarter final. Barking decided to bat first and a commanding 62 from skipper Ehsaan Afzal was enough to set up a 225 total. Scintilla players who were playing a third consecutive days of cricket looked tired ...

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Seven Mills become 5 times Fathers Football champs

By Emdad Rahman Ten teams participated in the Tower Hamlets Fathers Football tournament organised by Ambassadors Football. The 8 a side football showpiece which took place at Stepney Astroturf is now firmly established in the local football calendar. Participating schools included Seven Mills, Smithy, Redlands, John Scurr, Marion Richardson, Globe, George Greens, Biglands and two from Cubbitt Town. The final ...

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Scintilla in cruise control as 170 run partnership destroys Redbridge

Emdad Rahman A mammoth 170 run partnership between Toufik Billah (95) and Ebrahim Mohamed (72) was the highlight of this EVCL clash as Scintilla seconds hammered Redbridge Park CC at the Parmiters Sports Ground. The dynamic duo were ably supported by  Mahabub Chisty (19) as Scintilla racked up 253 runs. Pick of the Redbridge bowlers was Tahid who took 36/4. ...

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Want to continue learning: Bangla pacer Mustafizur Rahman on IPL success

Bangladesh’s bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman has said his feet are still on the ground despite earning all-round praise for his impressive bowling in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL 2016: Full list of award winners He returned to Bangladesh on Monday after a successful IPL campaign, reports bdnews24.com. Want to continue learning: Bangla pacer Mustafizur Rahman on IPL success ...

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Rashford makes England Euro squad

When Anthony Martial limped forlornly towards the Old Trafford tunnel it set Marcus Rashford off on a meteoric rise from unknown teenager to the rising star of England’s Euro 2016 challenge in less than 100 days. Martial suffered a hamstring injury in the warm-up before Manchester United’s Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland in February. Rashford was the unexpected beneficiary ...

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Stars who shone the brightest in IPL

Even though it was Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) who pipped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to win season nine of the glitzy Indian Premier League (IPL), it was all about standing up and applauding a certain Virat Kohli . The Indian top order batsman and Royal Challengers captain had a scintillating tournament where he plundered 973 runs from 16 games at an ...

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Ronaldo-led Portugal aim to make their mark in Euro 2016

Any sliver of a doubt over whether Cristiano Ronaldo would lead Portugal into the Euro 2016 was erased on Tuesday when he was named in their 23-man squad for the finals. The 31-year-old forward, who scored the decisive penalty as Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup last weekend, will skip Portugal’s friendly against England at Wembley on Thursday. Ronaldo ...

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