Cricket

Vale switch is move forward

February 25, 2013

John Emburey has described London Maccabi Vale’s acceptance into the Chess Valley League as a huge step forward.

The former England star, who is manager of Middlesex County Cricket Club, said that it is “about time that the top league in the area admitted a Jewish team and London Maccabi Vale is the only one that qualifies at it is running a junior section”.

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Rivals no longer on a sticky wicket

By James Masters, February 15, 2013

The face of Jewish cricket in Manchester is set to be transformed this summer following the announcement that two of the biggest clubs in the city have merged.

South Manchester and Manchester Maccabi have joined forces and will play as Manchester Cricket Club in the Greater Amateur Cricket League this season.

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Monk to captain Belmont & Edgware

January 24, 2013

Ryan Monk has been appointed captain of Belmont & Edgware CC.

The club will field one team during the forthcoming season and, in contrast to Jewish cricket clubs disbanding and merging, have decided to grow from within and give cricketers of all abilities the opportunity to join a club that offers a friendly atmosphere and aim to play on a weekly basis.

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Dialogz Dragons hit top spot

January 21, 2013

It was all change in the Israel Night Cricket League as Dialogz Dragons moved into top spot following an entertaining round of matches.

The action saw the Dragons capitalise on Yagod Morris Cricket Club (YMCA) slipping up, with KAT Israemploy climbing into second place.

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Super Lions Lod back to winning ways

January 15, 2013

Israel Night League favourites Super Lions Lod returned to winning ways with two comfortable victories over the weekend.

First up was Yefeth Nagavkar's youthful Modi'in Young Lions who bravely pushed Lions Lod all the way, eventually losing by 26 runs as Lod recovered from back-to-back defeats.

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Weiner to captain Australian cricket team

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2013

Julien Weiner will captain Australia’s Open cricket squad at July’s Maccabiah Games.

Taking part in his fourth Games, Weiner will lead a 13-man delegation and is one of eight players selected from Maccabi AJAX CC. David Gelbart of Bentleigh CC has been named vice-captain.

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KAT Israemploy produce the upset of the season

By Danny Caro, January 9, 2013

The KAT Israemploy players rallied together after a disappointing defeat against Yefet Nagavkar's improving Modi'in Young Lions by upsetting title favourites Super Lions Lod in a highly engrossing encounter at the Modi'in cricket venue.

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2013 is all about the Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

It's virtually impossible to follow a year like 2012 on the sporting front, but quite clearly, the main focus in Jewish terms will be the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A number of my ones to watch in 2013 will be lining up for what is expected to be a star-studded event, kicking-off at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium in July.

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A quiet New Year's Eve? Take it as red.

By Richard Ehrlich, January 3, 2013

So, another year. Soon to be bidden farewell with another new year’s eve.

Champagne? Dancing? Noise and crowds? Not for me thanks. New year’s eve is an occasion for low-key celebration, at least in my book. And this isn’t solely because I’m getting to be a boring old grump. I’ve liked it that way ever since I was young — a very long time ago.

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Klinger honoured to be Gloucester skipper

January 2, 2013

Michael Klinger says he feels honoured after being appointed captain of Gloucestershire.

Klinger, 32, is relishing his first full season in the County Championship following a short spell at Worcestershire last year.

"It's always been a long-term ambition of mine to play a full season of county cricket," said Klinger.

"Joining as club captain is a huge honour for me.

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