LM Vale under-13's off to a flyer
London Maccabi Vale under-13's got their season off to an excellent start with victory over Cockfosters at Rowley Lane.
After a long rain-delayed start to the season, the teams lined-up on a very damp pitch, with scoring for both teams proving very difficult due to the long outfield. LMVCC won the toss and elected to bowl.
A good first spell by captain Thomas Goulde, and some excellent bowling by Zac Garcia, Sam Jayes, Alex Davidson, who claimed two wickets and vice-captain Nathan Wise, together with some very sharp fielding all-round, and a very encouraging contribution from Sam Gordon with special mention for a magnificent debut behind the stumps for Aron Gale reduced Cockfosters to a total of 66.
A typically fluent innings of 24 for Gidon Katten with Aron Gale again impressing with a solid opening bat gave LMVCC a good platform and a superb, match-winning partnership between Wise (19 n.o.) and Sam Stain almost saw the team home with Dani Lazard adding to his useful bowling spell with a very mature innings, enabling Wise to hit the winning four runs from the very last ball of the match.