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Scintilla second XI get off to a winning start

111Emdad Rahman :

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 Aztec 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. Aztec 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.”

Brief score:

Essex League game

Scintilla CC 2nd XI vs Aztec cc 2nd XI

Scintilla scored 247/10 from 43 overs

– Zahied Hossain 92

– Yasin Arafat 47

– Chisty Not out 19

– Tanvir 19

Aztec 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