MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE
CRICK 225-5 (40 overs)
LONDON MACCABI VALE 136
LMV lost by 89 runs
London Maccabi Vale lost their MSCL opener by 89 runs against Crick on the 2nd XI pitch at Harefield CC.
After inserting Cricket, LMV claimed a couple of early wickets, but Crick scored quickly early on. Good spells from Michael Ziff (0-34) and Thomas Goulde (0-22) meant that Crick were restricted to 80-2 after 20 overs.
The home side accelerated after the drinks break and although Jeffery 'Maverick' Permutt took took wickets in a spell of 8-2-42-3, Crick amassed a healthy total of 225-5 in their 40 overs.
After an excellent tea feast, Maccabiah veterans Danny Caro and Nigel Rothband opened the batting. But experience counted for little as Cricket's opener bowler produced a fiery spell, bowling down the slope, with Rothband caught behind and Caro smashing one to gully.
LMV soon found themselves 19-3 and then 68-6, with only Mark Spanjar (21) showing any aggression.
Former captain Jonathan Lederman helped the tail wag with an unbeaten 46 to take LMV past the 100-mark. An innings featuring seven boundaries and one six could not stop LMV being dismissed for 136.
An LMV spokesman said: "This wasn't a great start to the league season and a lot of work required to make sure we can be competitive in this division."