Scintilla CC second XI followed the lead of the seniors as they beat Newham CC at the Peter May Sports Centre in the latest round of Essex County Cricket League games.
Scintilla CC won the toss and decided to bat first.
Walid Ahmed top scored with 82, whilst the ever dependable Abdullah Khizir struck an impressive 62. Zahied Hossain added a further 29 as the home team scored a whopping 263/8 from 45 overs before handing the gauntlet to their local rivals.
Kamran took 3 wickets for Newham CC who refused to be buckled and went down fighting. Scintilla’s Ahmed Norharif starred with 5 wickets and Mohammed Chisty added a further 2 wickets to complete a Scintilla win by 29 runs.
Captain Shaha Riadh said: “It’s always a great pleasure to beat Newham. They are our local rivals and there is a healthy and respectful rivalry between both teams. The boys were superb throughout and I couldn’t ask for more. We will continue to prepare fully for our next match.”
Joint men of the match were Ahmed Norharif and Walid Ahmed. Malaysian star Norharif said: “I’m still finding my feet and adapting to the game. I am getting to know my team mates and I’m really pleased with today’s wickets. I’m playing in a great team and can see us doing even better.
Walid Ahmed added: “The weather was good and the support of my team mates was spot on throughout. We rise and fall together and I’m just really happy the team won to secure the points.”