Scintilla enjoy big day out
PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 May 2015
Club presented with silverware at Essex
Scintilla Cricket Club were honoured for their extraordinary 2014 Essex County League Premier Division triumph with an invite to the Essex County Ground to watch Essex play Gloucestershire.
The Barking & Dagenham team were invited onto the pitch at lunch where the famous trophy was presented to them by Essex batsman Nick Browne - the first Essex player to score two unbeaten hundreds in the same Championship match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield last year.
Eastbury School have supported Scintilla by allowing use of the their cricket facilities for youngsters and tributes were paid to the school.
Scintilla’s sports liaison Mick Rose and head of PE Rhys Davies attended the game and ceremony and Rose said: “We were looking for a local project and team to partner with and Scintilla Cricket Club ticked the boxes.
“It has been a pleasure working with this team. Congratulations for the on-field success.”
Abul Hussain and Ashfaqur Rahaman Nobel were awarded trophies as joint players of the year and Rokhan Khan, 16, was selected as the choice for young player.
“The dedication from these players has been excellent. It was hard making choices as all our players played out of their skins,” said first team captain Ayaz Karim.
Club captain Ahmed Choudhury thanked the team for their efforts, adding: “We have always dared to dream and standing here on the turf of this historic ground whilst receiving this grand trophy is the fulfilment of a dream.
“Thank you to Techshed Ltd for the financial support that has kept us afloat and allowed us to prosper on the pitch.”
Sushanta Das Gupta, from Techshed Ltd, said: “It has been a pleasure to support the team. I wish them further success and hope our partnership continues for a long time.”
Scintilla club chairman Muhammad Rahman added: “This is the result of years of blood, sweat, tears. As far as I am concerned we have had a taste of elite success and it is important that going forward our focus remains on the current season.
“It will be harder this time and every game will be a cup final. A massive thank you to Graham Smith from Essex CC for providing us with valuable expertise, support and advice.”
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