Emdad Rahman: Scintilla Cricket Club – the reigning Essex County Cricket League Premier Division champions have made a winning start to the new cricket season.
In the seasons opener the current Premier Division holders saw off Aztecs who chose to bat after winning the toss. Aztecs reached 240/10 from 45 overs with Monish scoring 68 and Irfan adding 40. Ayaz took 2/34 and Hasib 2/37.
Scintilla took to the field and completed the job in straightforward fashion. Scintilla duly reached 241/8 from 33.4 overs. Man of the match Abul Hasib struck a thunderous 81. He was ably assisted by Zahed Mamun’s 64 knock.
Kalpesh achieved 3/44 and Muhib 3/37 for Aztecs.
Scintilla captain Ayaz Karim said: “There will be a lot more pressure on us this season and our character and mettle will be tested outright.
“With Scintilla being reigning champions every game will be a cup final as our opponents look to wrestle away our trophy. We hope to remain focussed throughout.”
ECCL League Match
Scintilla 1st XI vs Aztecs 1st XI
Toss: Aztecs choose to Bat
Aztecs 240/10 from 45 overs
Scintilla 241/8 from 33.4 overs
Abul Hasib 81
Zahed Mamun 64
Kalpesh 3/44 Muhib 3/37
Result: Scintilla win by 2 wickets