Defiant Solomons rolls back the years
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An unbeaten century from Adam Solomons helped London Maccabi Vale get their Chess Valley League promotion bid back on track with an impressive six-wicket success at Totteridge.
Man-of-the-match Solomons capped an excellent performance with a superb diving catch in the field as Totteridge finished on 206-9 from 45 overs. Joseph Nyman, Alex Spooner and Joseph Greenwall-Cohen impressed with the ball.
LMV's reply got off to a stuttering start as two calamitous run-outs left them on 30-4. But Alex Haffner and Solomons steadied the ship to steer LMV home with a partnership of 177. Solomons finished unbeaten on 119, with Haffner registering his first 50 of the season.
South Manchester's GMACL title hopes suffered a blow as they went down by 17 runs in a low-scoring contest against Wilmslow.
South started with only 10 players and struggled against the league's bottom club. Steven Allweis (5-22) was the star performer with the ball as Wilmslow reached 147. Missing five top-order batsmen, they fell agonisingly short despite the best effort of Ray Tammam (29) and Allweis.