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 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
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