SCINTILLA CC enjoyed a hot weather match day as both sides recorded wins against Essex County Cricket League opponents.
The first XI took on league contenders Aztecs CC at Fairlop and went into bat after winning the toss. In came Safiul Islam and Din Islam to bolster the match day squad.
Zisan Abedin’s men racked up a very decent 272 target with opener Anam Arafat Amit hitting 119 runs before being claimed by Patel. The Scintilla screamer was supported by the consistent Mohammad Badrul Alam Chowdhury, who added 61 before being bowled by S N Naqi, as Scintilla reached 272 after 45 overs and the fall of seven wickets.
After tea it was the consistent Rishad Haque who made the biggest impact as the Scintilla all-rounder took five scalps to add to his 21 runs as Aztecs were bowled out for 211 after 36.3 overs. Both Amit and Haque were deservedly named men of the match.
Scintilla captain Zisan Abedin spoke after the game, saying, “The main point to consider here is the fact that we have a number of new faces who are still bedding in. We played our third game of the season today and I can definitely see us getting stronger with each game as the boys get to know each other. We are a welcoming bunch and I’m glad the new boys are enjoying the cricket.
“Today it was a pleasure to see the boys take control like they should. We have leaders all round with Ayaz Karim, Shaha Riadh, Sajal Rahman, Ishaq Shawn and Juwel Roy. I told Amit (Arafat) he should play the first five games with a clean slate and it’s amazing how he pummelled 119 today in his third outing for us. Rishad Haque is ‘Mr Consistency’, and his bowling was too clinical for our opponents today.”
Yesin Arafat’s second XI also met and beat Redbridge CC at Fairlop Oak.