SCINTILLA CC started the new National Cricket League season in traditional style, as the newly promoted Barking & Dagenham outfit made light work of Friends CC in the first game of the new season.
Friends CC batted first, with Muntasir scoring 43 to help his team reach 210 all out from 37.2 overs.
After tea, Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel plundered 114 not out as Ayaz Karim’s outfit reached 211/7 from 30.2 overs. There were notable contributions from Ashraful Islam, 37, and Aminul Islam Shihan, 23, as Scintilla comfortably ran out winners by three wickets.
Pick of the Scintilla bowlers was Junaid Tanin with three wickets, and he was backed up by man of the match Nobel, Karim, Sajal Rahman, Zisan Abedin, Shaha Riadh and Din Islam who all took a wicket each.
Scintilla skipper Ayaz Karim was pleased with the start: “We have started training early, and the boys looked good today. I am confident in the team and with plenty of game time the boys will become sharper and match fit. If the dedication and commitment matches our undoubted talent, I see a successful season ahead for us.”