Bury deny Maccabi

September 19, 2008

Bury and Whitefield ripped up the formbook to end South Manchester Maccabi's treble hopes with a deserved victory in the NJCL cup final.

Having struggled to win a match this season, Bury pulled off a four-wicket victory and became the only team to beat Maccabi in a competitive match this season.

Put in to bat, South made a steady start before Josh Rose, Daniel Caller and Mark Blackston (2-17) had them in trouble at 35-4.

Fresh from the Maccabiah trials, Akiva Lieberman kept the innings together with 34 and together with Steve Glicher (35) took South past the hundred mark. A hat-trick from Adam Schogger (4-21) ensured that South could not boost their score from 124 with two overs remaining.

Bury's reply started in patient mood with intelligent running between Zevi Saunders and man of the match David First (38) pushing them towards the target.

They overcame late nerves with Caller smashing 11 off three balls and leave Shimon Harris to hit the winning runs.

Last updated: 3:20pm, September 18 2008