Cricket

South edge past Maccabi in all-Jewish Manchester cricket clash

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

South Manchester defeated Manchester Maccabi by five wickets at Gatley in the Greater Manchester Amateur league.

Jonathan Lieberman, South's winning captain in Steven Glicher's absence, said: "It was a good win for us because we had a lot of players missing and we always like to do our best, especially when playing our old friends. We were very pleased to win that game."

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Landau in inspirational form as MAL clinch promotion

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

Maccabi Association London won by five wickets against London Maccabi Vale to move to within one win of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division Two title, clinching promotion in the process.

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Salford Jewish go down fighting

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

A battling performance from Salford Jewish was not enough to save them from defeat against West Didsbury.

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South Manchester retain NJCL T20 title

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

South Manchester edged past Salford to retain the NJCL T20 title in a close fought encounter.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat in damp conditions but tight bowling from brothers Akiva and Huddy Lieberman kept the scoring down. In fact Salford only managed 11 runs off the first five overs as the bowlers were on top.

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MAL 2nd edged out by Crouch End

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MAL 2nd went down by 22 runs in a well-contested friendly against Crouch End.

Michael Klinger, on his first outing as captain for MAL 2nd, lost the toss and was asked to field by the opposition captain Felix Middleton, who according to the reporter is no relation to Kate.

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Cricket scoreboard - August 7

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
MAL 195-6 (40 overs) Grant Pakter 70, Yoav Lebens 34
SKLP 184-9 (40 overs) Yoav Lebens 3-42
MAL won by 11 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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GREATER MANCHESTER AMATEUR LEAGUE

West Didsbury 230-8

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Title within touching distance for MAL

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

The destiny of this season's Middlesex Sunday League Division Two title lies in the hands of MAL after they claimed a nail-biting 11-run victory over title rivals SKLP in Northolt on Sunday.

MAL battled to a hard-fought victory despite persistent light rain for most of the day with the odd heavy shower. The game went ahead and even finished under sunny skies.

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Maccabi pass Olympic challenge

By David Gold, August 8, 2011

An excellent all-round display from captain Ray Tammam helped Manchester Maccabi clinch their third victory of the campaign with a six-wicket success over Olympic.

Beaten by the same team seven days ago, Tamman's troops fought hard to stay in the game as Olympic moved to 110-4 at the midway point of the innings.

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Gordon set for a major landmark

By Daniel Lightman, August 4, 2011

No Test cricketer has scored a century in years. Several – including such immortals of the game as Wilfred Rhodes, 95, SF Barnes, 94, and Sir Donald Bradman, 92 – succumbed in the nervous nineties. So this coming Saturday will mark a major landmark: The South African medium-pace bowler of the 1930s, Norman Gordon, will celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Young guns boost LMV title bid

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Excellent displays from Neil Lederman and Andrew Greenwall-Cohen helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their title charge in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Some lusty blows over the top were the highlight of Lederman's valuable innings of 63 against Finchley.

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