A match winning fifer from Captain Fantastic Ayaz Karim, alongside a gritty 43 not out from Mahabub Ahasan Chisty, was the difference as Scintilla CC made short work of National Cricket League opponents Mavericks CC at Fairlop Oak.
The forecast of rain restricted both teams to 20 overs. Batting first, Scintilla reached 169/9 with the irrepressible Chisty the top scorer on 43 not out. Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel added 26, with Juwel Roy contributing 24 and Sajal Rahman 15. Wasif Dustgir, Majid Khan, Shakeel Ahmad and Sohail Aslam took two wickets each, with one for Usman Aftab.
Karim is the first captain to take a fifer for Scintilla this season. He said, “Though it’s personally very satisfying for me I was more pleased with our team performance. Chisty was phenomenal today and the backing we received from the boys was simply first class. We are making positive headlines and the main thing is Scintilla continue to establish consistency in this competitive league.”