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Nobel takes five as Scintilla trounce Redbridge

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Ashfaqur Rahman Nobel took five wickets as Scintilla CC bounced back from their previous loss to beat Redbridge CC by seven wickets at the Peter May Stadium.

Redbridge won the toss and chose to bat first. They were bowled out within 23 overs – 118/10. The outstanding Nobel took 5/16 in 5 overs and was supported by Abul Hasib 1/37 (5 overs), Zahed Mamun 1/13 (5 overs), new vice captain Sajal Rahman, 1/11 (2 overs) and Hassan Rony, 1/6 (2 overs).

Scintilla made light work of their opponents to reach 122/3 from 16 overs with Ahmad Norharif Hamidon scoring 37.

Man of the match Ashfaqur Rahaman said: “It’s a tremendous feeling to make such an impact in the game. Our loss to Tennyson last week was hard to take and I’m glad that we have learnt lessons and come back stronger.”

Scintilla captain Ayaz Karim said: “The boys have bounced back and our win today was resounding. The manner in which we lost last week was difficult to stomach and we had to hold an inquest in order to move forward.

“Well done to the team for the win today. We still need to work on our consistency if we are to achieve anything this season. In any sport winning is the only solution to everything.”

The Scintilla second XI also played their latest league game against Redbridge Park CC at the Parmiters Sports Ground.

Redbridge won the toss and decided to bat first. They were bowled out for 134.

Scintilla scored 138 to win by 8 wickets. Man of the match Yasin Arafat top scored with 55 from 60 balls. Moin Arefin struck 40 from 37 balls and Mohammed Khizir added 6 from 9 balls.

Captain Shaha Riadh said: “We have returned from a break in our fixtures and it’s nice to see the team have been focussed. I’m very pleased with everybody’s performances today.”