South Manchester Maccabi retain NJCL title

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi retained the NJCL crown for the third consecutive season after easing to a nine-wicket victory in the title-decider against Manchester Maccabi.

Put in to bat, Maccabi had no answer to the pace of Akiva Lieberman (3-11) and the guile of David Glick (4-13).

Wickets fell regularly with only Avi Barr (15) putting up any resistance. Lieberman capped an excellent performance with a stunning full-length diving catch to dismiss Doyle.

Maccabi were dismissed for 39 as Jonny Lieberman (2-2) and Avrom Topperman wrapped up the innings.

South encountered no real problems knocking off the runs as Shaya Rabinovitz and the ever-improving Dovid Black reached the target for the loss of one wicket.

A maximum 25-point haul ensured that South kept hold of the trophy against a Maccabi side who have tailed off badly following an impressive start.

The race for the runners-up is hotting up after Salford claimed a 50-run victory over Leeds Maccabi.

Simon Williams (92) and Daniel Goldsbrough (88) helped Salford finish the first innings on 220-4.

Key contributions from Daniel Paul (54), Elliot Koffman (45) kept Salford in the game but they closed on 170-9.

NJCL scoreboard

Manchester Maccabi 39 David Glick 4-13, Akiva Lieberman 3-11

South Manchester Maccabi40-1

South won by 9 wickets

South 25 points, Maccabi 0

Leeds Maccabi 220-4 Simon Williams 92, Daniel Goldsbrough 88

Salford 170-9 Daniel Paul 54, Elliot Koffman 45

Leeds won by 50 runs

Leeds 17 points, Salford 8

NJCL current standings

South Manchester Pl. 8, W. 6, L. 2, Bat Pts. 62, Bowl Pts, 59, Pen. 0, Pts. 151

Manchester Macc. Pl. 7, W. 5, L. 2, Bat Pts. 38, Bowl Pts. 42, Pen. 0, Pts. 105

Salford Pl. 6, W. 4, L. 2, Bat Pts. 36, Bowl Pts. 32, Pen. 0, Pts. 88

Leeds Maccabi Pl. 7, W. 2, L. 5, Bat Pts. 26, Bowl Pts. 31, Pen. 0, Pts. 67

Bury & Whitefield Pl. 6, W. 0, L. 6, Bat Pts. 8, Bowl Pts. 6, Pen. 0, Pts. 14

Last updated: 12:31pm, July 26 2010