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Cup Final Preparations as Scintilla win at Hainault

Emdad Rahman

IN THEIR Championship Division 2 fixture, Scintilla Cricket Club Seconds beat Moulvibazar CC by 64 runs at the Hainault Recreation Ground.

The visitors batted first and struggled on a challenging surface but Aqib Ejaz and Ashish Koul dug in to contribute 68 runs. Teja Bodaganti, Vamsi Dundigalla, Iqbal Miah, Asif Khan and Mussana Khalid ensured Scintilla reached a respectable 157 by tea.

Scintilla are a team of character and precise bowling, and effective fielding reduced Moulvibazar to 93 all out by the 19th over. Sound performances from Haroon Saeed, Romel Alauddin, Sohail Farooq and Taqi Ahmed prevented Moulvibazar reaching 100 runs.

Next up for the high flyers is the Essex County Cricket League cup final. Scintilla will face Bow Green at Flanders Field in the final of the Division 2/3 Cup in September.

Scintilla Captain Aqib Ejaz said, “This has been a great campaign for a group of players we bought together very late in the day, and the squad have been tremendous throughout. We still have a major cup final to look forward to so our focus very much remains on being best prepared for this prestigious game.”

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