Brilliant Brand reaches landmark

Maccabiah-bound Adam Brand has reached 12,000 runs for London Maccabi Vale. The right-handed batsman recently scored a century for the MCC.

LMV chairman Terry Hyman said: “It is a phenomenal achievement. Adam has shown such wonderful commitment to the club for such a long time and this is an example to all who play for the club.”

Richard Black (39) top-scored as LMV 1st beat Eastcote by six wickets in a friendly. Ryan Kangisser took 5-21 as LMV dismissed Eastcote for 138.

A poor batting display led to LMV 2nd losing their third league match of the season in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three. Jonathan Lederman (33 not out) was the top-scorer as they were dismissed for 125 against Haryom. An excellent spell from Jeffrey Permutt proved in vain as Haryom won with several overs to spare.

South Manchester Maccabi kept their title ambitions on track after destroying Bury by 135 runs in the NJCL. Dan Lieberman (96 not out) and Akiva Lieberman (81) helped South amass 275-7. Akiva (3-29) also impressed with the ball.

MAL recorded their fourth consecutive victory with a five-wicket success over an Ickleford CC side comprising a number of promising colts.

After dismissing Ickleford for 188, with Mark Landau and skipper Gavriel Lebens among the wickets, MAL were indebted to quickfire half centuries from Landau and Matt Plax. The pair helped MAL race to 125 by the 15th over with Landau’s half century coming off 45 balls and Plax’s from just 27. The pair retired to leave Michael Klinger to hit the winning runs, keeping MAL in good shape ahead of back-to-back league games.

Casual Nomads were beaten in a friendly by Mill Hill Village. A stylish knock of 37 from Andy Finlay, playing his first game of the season, and a breezy 30 from Andy Landesberg saw Nomads post a competitive total. Despite a marvellous spell of controlled aggression with the ball which brought teenager Moshe Sulzbacher 4-36, Nomads could not remove the home side’s hard-hitting opener who brought up his century in the penultimate over.

    Last updated: 11:36am, June 4 2009