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Champions Scintilla start new season with a win

113Emdad Rahman :

Scintilla Cricket Club Рthe reigning Essex County Cricket League Premier Division champions have made a winning start to the new cricket season.

In the seasons curtain raiser 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