Barking & Dagenham cricketers shatter score records
Waqar Ali top scored with a gargantuan 220 not out as Bow Green were pulverised by Barking & Dagenham team Scintilla CC in the latest round of matches in Division 2 of the Essex Cricket League.
The Barking & Dagenham stars scored the seasons highest score - 363 from 40 overs as Bow Green were soundly beaten by 174 runs.
Bow Green won the toss and chose to field first on a grassy wicket, drawing first blood by dismissing Rifat Mahmud for one run in only the second over.
Khizir was joined by Waqar who unleashed a tornado, devastating the Bow attack in a partnership of 140 with Khizir - dismissed after reaching 70.
Abdul Waheeb took to the crease and added a half century as Scintilla reached 245. Sensing a historic win Scintilla captain Shaha Riadh elected to continue applying the pressure as his men continued to pile on the runs. Zahid joined Ali at the crease to complete the rout.
Bow Green cane out fighting and hit a few early boundaries as they set out their intent, however Syed Iftekhar's rugged bowling shook the openers as he took 3 vital wickets for 40 runs. Scintilla co-founder Paul rounded off the match to hand Scintilla a win by 174 runs.
Man of the match Waqar who destroyed one ball after he butchered a six was humble: "I'm just glad Scintilla have given me an opportunity and I hope to put in consistent performances. I'm happy that the team came together to take the points."
Skipper Shaha Riadh said: “Another good show from the players. Nevertheless, there are worrying points that need to be taken into consideration. Our bowlers are still giving away too many extras and we will work hard on this area to produce even better results.”
Scintilla CC: 363/3 in 40 overs.
Waqar Ali 222 (not out)
Abdullah M Khizir 70
Abdul Waheeb 50
Bow Green: 189 all out
Man of the match: Waqar Ali 222 n.o (Scintilla CC)
Scintilla's first XI are still leading the Premier Division after seeing off Tennyson CC at Clayhall.
Scintilla won the toss by default and elected to bat first reaching 240-9 in 45 overs. Enamul Haque top scored with 48 runs, Ashraful Islam contributed 44, and Bellal Hossain hit a useful 35.
Scintilla won by 117 runs as Tennyson were all bowled for 123 as dynamic skipper Faris Almas-Lee took 5 for 23. Zahed Mamun also added 3 for 27.
Captain Faris Almas-Lee Rosmanizam who was joint man of the match with Enamul Haque said: "I'm fairly satisfied with our performance today. The heat was immense and I'm proud of the way my team were committed throughout.
"We are taking one game at a time. This league has some excellent teams and there will be no complacency in the run up to the end of the season as one slip up can totally change everything."