On the start of the league season Scintilla Cricket Clubs second XI emulated the achievements of the senior team by notching up a win in the seasons opener.
In the opening Essex County Cricket League fixture Scintilla saw off Aztecs Cricket Club at the London Marathon Playing Fields.
Scintilla 2nd won the toss and decided to bat. Zahied Hussain put in a notable shift at the crease as the opener struck 92. He was joined by Yasin Arafat (47). Chishty (not out) and Tanvir scored 19 apiece.
Scintilla reached 247/10 from 43 overs. Their opponents ran them close. Aztecs reached 232/10 from 42 overs. Tanvir and Moin took three scalps apiece with Adnan (2) and Riadh (1) to ensure a Scintilla 2nd win by 15 runs.
Captain Shaha Riadh said: “We were unfortunate to miss out on promotion last year through too many bad weather days. The boys are focussed and we aim to give it one hundred percent for the season ahead. If we do that we will do very well.”
Essex League game
Scintilla CC 2nd XI vs Aztecs cc 2nd XI
Scintilla scored 247/10 from 43 overs
– Zahied Hossain 92
– Yasin Arafat 47
– Chisty Not out 19
– Tanvir 19
Aztecs scored 232/10 from 42 overs
– Tanvir 9/48-3w
– Rajesh 6/52-0w
– Chisty 9/38-1w
– Riadh 4/29-1w
– Adnan 6/39-2w
– Moin 7/23-3w
Result: Scintilla 2nd win by 15 runs.
Man of the match: Joint winners Tanvir & Zahied