Two out of two for London Maccabi Vale
London Maccabi Vale 1st made it two out of two in the Chess Valley League following a comfortable 80-run win over Finchley.
Scoring runs proved tricky on a green wicket, but openers Danny Caro and Jordan Urban laid solid foundations against a Finchley team who took to the field with only eight players in a match played on a poor surface in Woodside Park.
The wickets of Urban and Benjamin Lederman brought Adam Brand to the wicket and he added a quickfire 17 before departing caught and bowled to Ali.
Captain Neil Lederman was undone by the wicket and the evergreen Jon Galloway played on. Joseph Greenwall-Cohen joined Caro at the crease and the pair added valuable runs to take the team well past the 100-mark.
Caro's patient knock ended on 55 when he was stumped as LMV set Finchley 188 for victory.
A fiery spell with the new ball from Ben Lederman put Finchley on the back foot, with Adam Brand, Gideon Gale and Joseph Greenwall-Cohen among the wickets as LMV ran out worthy winners.