Cricket

Markiewicz ensured November was a month to remember

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2014

There’s only really one candidate for November’s MGBSFL Player of the Month, and that man is Avi Markiewicz.

Twelve goals in four games. You can’t argue with the stats. Simple as that.

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Israeli umpire dies after being struck by ball

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2014

Tributes have been flooding in after former Israel cricket captain Hillel Oscar died after being struck by the ball whilst umpiring.

Standing at the non-striker's end, it is believed the ball ricocheted off the stumps after being hit on the head and he Oscar fell to the ground at the match played in Ashdod.

He was taken to a city hospital, but medics were unable to revive him.

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Lieberman smashes his way to the summit

By Danny Caro, November 10, 2014

There were some outstanding individual performances, clubbed together with some strong team displays, in a season dominated by one man. Akiva Lieberman.

The South Manchester Sports batsman destroyed attacks in the Greater Manchester Amateur League and he was undoubtedly the star performer this season - the JC Player of the Year.

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Tired? You don’t know the half of it, Raheem

By Danny Caro, October 24, 2014

It was approaching 11pm as we trickled out of Rowley Lane. After a roller-coaster of a season, it was fitting that London Maccabi Vale’s AGM was a little rocky. But in the end, there was a general feeling of satisfaction that the right decisions had been made and the right people were in place to take the club forward.

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Stevens called up for Middlesex

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2014

Rising star Josh Stevens has been rewarded for an excellent season with a call-up for the Middlesex CC under-13 Winter Performance squad.

Stevens, who is 12 and lives in Bushey, was selected following a series of eye-catching displays for Stanmore and London Maccabi Vale.

The fast bowler will link up with the squad at the Middlesex Indoor School in Finchley in November.

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Home is where the heart is for Maxi

By Danny Caro, September 19, 2014

I sensed the feeling of unfinished business when Michael Klinger committed another campaign to Gloucestershire CC.

Having had his season cut short by injury, the former Maccabiah star is now settling into his new home in Perth after moving from South Australia to Western Australia.

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South Manchester stars clean up

By Danny Caro, September 19, 2014

Steven Glicher praised his players after South Manchester Sports swept the board at the Greater Manchester Amateur League’s end-of-season awards.

Having finished third in the table, Dan Glicher collected the Young Player accolade, while master blaster Akiva Lieberman received trophies for most runs scored, the highest average in Division Three, as well as the top score.

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Cup final heartbreak for South Manchester

September 9, 2014

South Manchester rounded off their summer with defeat in a T20 final against Foresters.

Captain Steven Glicher reflected on "a hugely disappointing result after a below-par performance," at Styal CC. This combined with the fact that they have narrowly missed out on promotion as a result of other results, means that South Manchester walk away without any silverware this year.

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Saleh gets BECC over the line

September 9, 2014

An excellent knock from Phil Mayer inspired Belmont & Edgware to a two-wicket win over GWR in a friendly.

Missing key batsmen, BECC were optimistic going into the match following their strong recent run of form.

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Salford cut down by Foresters

September 8, 2014

Salford Blue Jays suffered a disappointing defeat in their final match of the Greater Manchester Amateur League season.

Runs were at a premium on a sticky wicket, with the ball not coming on to the bat. Josh Henry batted nicely for 23 and put on 31 for the second wicket with Caleb Blake (19).

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