Champions Scintilla start new season with a win!

Man of the match Abul Hussain (right) with Zahed Mamun (centre) and captain Ayaz Karim

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.”

Brief scores:

ECCL League Match
Scintilla 1st XI vs Aztecs 1st XI
Toss: Aztecs choose to Bat

Aztecs 240/10 from 45 overs
Monish 68
Irfan 40

Ayaz 2/34
Hasib 2/37

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

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Champions Scintilla start new season with a win!

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