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Ashraful ton steers Scintilla home

Emdad Rahman

Ashraful Islam scored 105 as Scintilla CC stormed back to beat rivals Redbridge this weekend.

Redbridge won the toss and chose to bat first. On a good batting pitch at Parmiters Sports Ground, the home side reached 263/8 after 45 overs. Imran was in sensational form and blew the Scintilla pace attack open to reach 120. His team mate Haroon scored 64. For Scintilla Ashfaqur Nobel took 2/37, vice captain Sajal Rahman 2/46, Ayaz Karim 1/41 and Farhad 3/36.

Faced with a big score, Scintilla did not wilt as the champions reached 264/8 from 42.3 overs to record a two wicket victory. Ashraful Islam scored 105, Zahied 21, Farhad 19, Nobel 17, Tanin 22 not out. Haroon took 3/58 for Redbridge.

Man of the Match Ashraful Islam said: “I have come back into the starting line up after a few games out. It was a good batting wicket and I’m happy I was able to hold my nerve and score a century to help the team to twenty points.”

Scintilla captain Ayaz Karim added: “The boys showed tremendous character and steel throughout the game and our collective resolve has won us a memorable game against respected opponents. Well done to the team.”