South Manchester slip to defeat

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

South Manchester crashed out of the Challenge Cup in the first round after suffering a 33-run defeat by Wilmslow.

Despite the bowling heroics of 13-year-old Dan Glicher, who took 3-23, South were unable to chase down their victory target of 189.

The signs had been good for South early on as Huddy Lieberman taking an early wicket as Steven Glicher’s side looked to pile the pressure on their hosts.

Akiva Lieberman, Josh Oehley and Shaya Rabinowitz all chipped in before Dan Glicher stole the show on his debut for the team.

The young bowler produced a devastating five-over spell to reduce Wilmslow to 188-8 off their allotted overs to give South a chance.

But the visitors suffered a nightmare start following the loss of Rabinowitz, before Steven Glicher and Akiva Lieberman got the innings back on track.

The pair added 47 for the third wicket before Glicher was dismissed for 21. Akivan Lieberman soon followed, falling for 41 after hitting a huge six on the roof of the local Leisure Centre.

Loz Newman battled to 23 as he looked to push the scoring along, but once he was sent packing back to the pavilion, the game was up as South slipped to a disappointing defeat.

Greater Manchester Amateur League Challenge Cup First Round
Wimslow 188-8 (40 overs) Dan Glicher (3-23)
South Manchester 155 Akiva Lieberman 41
South Manchester lost by 33 runs

Last updated: 11:41am, June 19 2012