Vale maintain winning run
Newly crowned Division Two champions London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their unbeaten Middlesex Sunday League record after recording a 108-run victory over SKPP.
Sent in to bat, LMV made full use of the 40 overs with captain Adam Brand (71) continuing his purple patch. Opener Danny Caro (30) anchored the innings with Mark Bott blasting his way to an unbeaten 46.
The wicket did not improve in the second innings as SKPP were dismissed for 127. Saul Weitzman (4-22) was the pick of the bowlers with Ryan Kangisser claiming 3-44.
Reflecting on promotion, LMV chairman Terry Hyman said: "I'm really proud how the team has performed, sometimes under considerable pressure from several other good teams in the division. We're confident that our new-found cohesion and enthusiasm will hold us in good stead for 2011."
LMV 2nd completed an encouraging league season on a losing note, going down to a 94-run defeat against Harrow St. Mary's in Division Three.
An exceptional spell from Jonathan Freedman (3-22) put LMV in a good position. However, some wayward bowling and fielding in the second half of the innings allowed HSM to score at least 50 more than par on a wicket were the ball was always doing something. The only other figures of note were 3-34 for captain Jonathan Lederman and four catches behind the stumps for the returning Mark Spanjar as HSM closed on 206-8.
In reply, the LMV innings never got going. Nineteen runs off the first 10 overs and 47 off the first 20. A resolute 42 from Jeremy Harris ensured that they saved face and passed three figures.