Meet the teams: London Maccabi Vale

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2012

London Maccabi Vale will be led by Neil Lederman, the club’s youngest-ever captain. He is predicting big things from all-rounders Andrew Greenwall Cohen, Mark Bott and Andrew Daniels.

Lederman's brother, Benjamin, won the LMV top player award last year and the captain believes "he will only get better".

As for his hopes for the season, Lederman commented: "We aim to compete for the MSCL Division One title and to continue bringing through colts into the adult teams.

"It is also our intention to further solidify our place as the no. 1 Jewish cricket club in the country - both for adults and colts."

New signings include Ben Frais, Gavin Diamond and Richie Reggel, while Jerome Roith and Daniel Becker return after one-year sabbaticals.

Daniel Caplan, the new skipper of the LMV 2nd XI, believes exciting times lie ahead for everyone connected to the club.

Caplan said: "We're aiming to win the MSCL Division Three title and bring more youngsters through from the Vale academy."

Young spinner Simeon Cohen has been pinpointed as “the one to watch,” while Caplan points to the emergence of Jonny Gould and Avi Hoddes.

New additions include Alex Brodkin, Paul Harrod and brothers, Jono and Josh Gaon.

The thriving colts section is in for another busy year, with plans for some more academy matches, with a view of integrating players into the men’s teams.

An under-nine team will also be introduced while the Rowley Lane club gained planning permission for outdoor nets which will be officially opened with a reception at the ground on May 17.

LMV Snapshot:

1st XI
Captain: Neil Lederman, Vice-captain: Alex Haffner

2nd XI
Captain: Daniel Caplan, Vice-captain: Nigel Rothband

Home ground: Rowley Lane (includes outdoor nets)

Sponsor: Bank Hapoalim

Competition entered: 1st XI - Middlesex Sunday League Division One, 2nd XI - MSCL Division Three

New signings: 1st XI - Ben Frais, Gavin Diamond, Richie Reggel, 2nd XI - Alex Brodkin, Paul Harrod and brothers, Jono Gaon Josh Gaon

Senior teams: 1st XI, 2nd XI and an Academy team


Ones to watch: 1st XI - Andrew Greenwall Cohen, Mark Bott, Andrew Daniels, 2nd XI - Simeon Cohen

Colts: from Under 9 upwards

Club website:

New players are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the club, email:

Last updated: 11:40pm, April 12 2012