Our Story

Scintilla Cricket Club is based in Barking & Dagenham but boasts its members from all over the great city of London. In 2003, a group of very close friends (five or six) from four corners of London used to regularly meet at Regents Park on a Sunday afternoon to play ‘taped-tennis cricket’ (a tennis ball is wrapped around by sellotape).

As the circle of friends gathering at Regents Park increased, so did the hunger to play their favourite sport at a friendly but in a competitive atmosphere. Very soon a name for the team emerged as CORONA Cricket Club. In 2005 CORONA entered and successfully clinched the ‘All London Cricket League’ title. The club’s founders were: Mr A Naser, Mr D Paul, Mr S Ezdi.

The high spirit of cricket re-emerged amongst some of the co-founders of CORONA and decided to make cricket a community sport rather than just fulfilling individual satisfaction. We decided to take cricket in our community because this is something that we can offer to our friends, families, neighbours, and visitors. Everyone will agree that sports are a strong medium of unity, harmony, cohesion and integration. And, we all have duties and responsibilities towards our society.

SCINTILLA CRICKET CLUB was formed in May 2006. We identified ourselves as a Barking & Dagenham based club with the aim of making the club accessible to the whole of East London. We want to contribute to building a:

  • Stronger and safer community;
  • Integrated and cohesive community;
  • Sustainable community; and
  • Sustainable environment.

Affiliation

Essex Cricket Board

The Essex Sunday League

Essex County Cricket League

Awards

Winner – London Cricket League (2004)
Winner – Elliot Davis London Cricket League Division 3 (2007)
Runner Up – Elliot Davis Cricket League Division 2 (2008)
Most disciplined team- Elliot Davis London Cricket League (2008)
Winner – Essex County Cricket League Division 3 (2009)
Runner Up – Essex County Cricket League T20 (2009)
Winner – Essex County Cricket League Division 2 (2010)
Winner – Essex County Cricket League Division 1 (2011)
Runner up – Essex County Cricket League T20 (2011)
Runner up – Essex County Cricket League Cup (2013)
Winner – Essex County Cricket League Premier Division (2014)
Runner up (2nd XI) – Essex County Cricket League Division 2 (2015)
Winner – National Cricket League Division 2 (2016)
Winner – Essex County Cricket League Cup Pro 40 (2017)
Winner – Essex Sunday League Regional Division Cup Playoffs (2017)
Runner up – Essex Sunday League West Division (2017)

Club Officials

Chairman: Emdad Rahman MBE
Secretary: Abdul Hamid
Treasurer & Welfare Officer: SMZ Hossain
Club Captain: Adil Ijaz
Headcoach: Mohit Gupta – ECB Level II Coach

Website Administrators: SMZ Hossain & Romel Alauddin

Founding members: Ahmed Choudhury, Qazi Shafqat Ezdi, Minhaz Khan & Feda Sarowar