Cricket

Season preview: London Maccabi Vale

May 5, 2011

With captain Adam Brand and vice-captain Danny Caro currently injured and not likely to play for some time, the new cricket season is likely to be a huge challenge for London Maccabi Vale especially as they are newly-promoted to Division 1 of the Middlesex Sunday League, having gone up as champions.

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Season preview: MAL

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

MAL will be looking to build on a successful 2010, when they won the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three title.

The team will play in Division Two of the MSCL, the Maccabi National Knockout Cup and Maccabi T20, which they have won for the last three seasons.

Gabriel Lebens will continue his role as skipper, with all-rounder Mark Landau vice-captain.

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Season preview: Belmont & Edgware

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

Belmont & Edgware will this year be looking to build on a positive 2010. The club saw its membership and the number of matches played rocket last season, and will be hoping for more of the same.

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Stat attack: Top performers

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

Here are the top performances from Jewish players in season 2011.

Centurions
4 - Adam Brand
3 - Mark Landau

Batting (qualification - 50+)
162 - Akiva Lieberman (South Manchester)
158 – Mark Landau (MAL)
145* - Adam Brand (MCC)
142 - Adam Brand (London Maccabi Vale 2nd)
112 - Adam Brand (London Maccabi Vale 1st)
108 - Mark Landau (MAL)
105 – Yoav Lebens (MAL)

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Cricket scoreboard: May 1

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

GREATER MANCHESTER AMATEUR LEAGUE
Manchester Maccabi 154 Shai Rabinovitz 30, David Cohen 3-27
South Manchester Sports Club 155-7 Charlie Mason 45 not out
South won by 3 wickets

Wilmslow 255-8 Robert Marks 4-31, Alex Goodman 3-61
Salford Jewish CC 251Alex Goodman 62, Gideon Sacofsky 58, Jeremy Korn 47
Salford lost by 4 runs

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Ton-up Lederman helps LMV make it two out of two

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

A century from Ben Lederman helped London Maccabi Vale 2nd make it two out of two as they overpowered Highgate Taverners at Rowley Lane.

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LMV Under 17s outgunned

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

London Maccabi Vale Under 17s were beaten by their counterparts from Winchmore Hill by seven wickets.

LMV chose to bat first and right from the start were put under pressure by a very accurate bowling attack well supported in the field. Despite the best efforts of the more experienced players only Ben Lederman (23n.o.) and Mark Spanjar (16) managed to get into double figures.

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Haffner helps LMV over the line

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

London Maccabi Vale started the season with a 42-run win over Olympians.

So the season starts at an unbelievably warm Rowley Lane. The pitch looks very green but quite firm and the outfield is drier than LMV have ever seen at this time of the year.

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Salford suffer narrow defeat

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

Salford Jewish CC suffered a dramatic defeat in their first game of the season, and they only had themselves to blame.

Too many wides, dropped catches and some sloppy fielding cost them dear.

Wilmslow chose to bat and openers Rowe (66) and Metzalaar (22) made steady progress on the good backing track.

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South defeat Maccabi in GMACL opener

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

An undefeated 45 from debutant Charlie Mason ensured South Manchester got off to a winning start to the season against Manchester Maccabi in the Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League.

Mason, ably supported by David Cohen and Avrom Topperman, enabled South to reach their target of 155 with the loss of seven wickets.

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