Cricket

Aston to lead Israel's Maccabiah cricket challenge

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2013

The Israel squad for the 19th Maccabiah to be held in Israel from July 18–30 has been announced.

Raymond Aston, a veteran of the national team who made his debut back in the ICC Trophy in Kenya in 1994, takes over as captain from Herschel Gutman, allowing the latter to concentrate on his dual responsibilities of player and coach.

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Dines sparkle as Salford go down fighting

July 1, 2013

A stubborn knock from 16-year-old Rafi Dines was not enough to prevent Salford slipping to a 22-run defeat to Wilmslow last Sunday at St Pauls in Lower Broughton.

Earlier, Daniel Paul and Adam Schogger had stifled Wilmslow’s batting, Paul beating the outside edge repeatedly without any success, whilst Schogger’s 2-14 owed much to stunning catches by Michael Pine and Elliot Koffman.

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Allweis inspires Manchester CC

July 1, 2013

Manchester Cricket Club climbed to third in the Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League with a seven-wicket win over Trinity.

Trinity were soon in trouble when the dangerous Lowe was caught behind trying to get out of the way of a ferocious delivery from Huddy Lieberman.

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Cricket scoreboard: June 30

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2013

Here are the results from the weekend.

CHESS VALLEY LEAGUE
Redbourne CC 154
London Maccabi Vale 1st XI 155-7
LMV won by 3 wickets

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LEAGUE TABLES

CHESS VALLERY LEAGUE
1. Crick XI P. 4, W. 4, L. 0, NRR +2.03, Pts 16
2. London Maccabi Vale 1st XI P. 4, W. 3, L. 1, NRR. +1.06, Pts. 12

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My wildest dream just came true

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2013

I may not have won the £157m Euromillions lottery this week, but being called up to represent Team GB at next month’s Maccabiah Games is simply beyond my wildest dreams.

This all appeared little more than a pipe dream 12 months ago when I was lying on a hospital bed following surgery, but I like a challenge …

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Chigwell cruise home against BECC

June 24, 2013

Chigwell claimed a seven-wicket victory over Belmont & Edgware in a friendly.

With a player dropping out at the last minute, Belmont & Edgware skipper Ryan Monk won the toss and chose to bat, knowing a good score, he could defend with a weakened bowling attack.

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This just wasn't cricket

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2013

Welcome to Hell. That famous slogan was all that was missing from the venue that hosted London Maccabi Vale’s most recent cricket match.

My teammates and I were eagerly anticipating Sunday’s Chess Valley League encounter against Finchley CC – that was until we turned up to the venue at Woodside Park Sports Club.

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Israel names 15-man squad for Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2013

Raymond Aston has been appointed captain of the Israeli Open cricket team at next month’s Maccabiah Games.

The host nation has selected a 15-man squad for the competition which gets under way on July 18.

Aston, who plays for Young Ashdod, will work closely with vice-captain Eshkol Solomon in a squad featuring four players from Raanana, including former skipper Herschel Gutman.

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Landau and Lebens impress for MAL

June 18, 2013

MAL played out an entertaining drawn game with their landlords, Old Camdenians, on Sunday.

Skipper Yoav Lebens won the toss and chose to field, and the Old Cams batters were soon under pressure at 7-3, with good catching in the slip cordon from Mark Landau and Jack Winton, followed up by Lebens hitting the stumps, giving the skipper the first three wickets.

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Two out of two for London Maccabi Vale

June 18, 2013

London Maccabi Vale 1st made it two out of two in the Chess Valley League following a comfortable 80-run win over Finchley.

Scoring runs proved tricky on a green wicket, but openers Danny Caro and Jordan Urban laid solid foundations against a Finchley team who took to the field with only eight players in a match played on a poor surface in Woodside Park.

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