Cricket

Israel cricket season preview

By Danny Caro, March 22, 2011

The new domestic season is just a few days away, with the first set of matches scheduled to commence March 26.

Once again the 18 league clubs will be divided into two divisions, eight teams competing in Division 1 and 10 in Division 2. A new team Modi'in/Bet Shemesh will also compete in the T20 tournament, hopefully a stepping stone to becoming a fully fledged league team next year.

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Israeli to compete in global cricket squad

March 10, 2011

Josh Evans has been included in an ICC European Emerging Players Programme to be held in Spain later this month.

Evans is the only Israeli in an 11-man squad also containing players from Germany, Denmark, Gibraltar, Italy, Jersey, Norway and Spain.

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Sri Lanka Jerusalem beat Lions Modi'in in a thriller

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2011

Sri Lanka Jerusalem climbed into second place in the Israel Night Cricket League after beating third-placed Lions Modi’in.

After a number of games postponed due to the wet weather, a thrilling match, played in very cold conditions took place between Cup league leaders Lions Modi'in and Sri Lanka Jerusalem.

Batting first, Lions Modi'in never really adjusted to the pace and accuracy of the Sri Lankan Jerusalem bowlers and could only manage a total of 44 - their lowest in this competition so far.

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Klinger savours triumph

By James Masters, February 11, 2011

Michael Klinger helped South Australia rewrite the history books as the Redbacks stormed to glory at the Big Bash.

Captain Klinger became the first Redbacks skipper to lift a trophy in 15 years as his side saw off New South Wales in the final of Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition.

The in-form opener smashed 30 off just 18 balls as his side claimed the $100,000 prize and their first silverware since winning the Sheffield Shield back in 1996.

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Israeli Floodlit Cricket League round-up

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2011

The two teams occupying first and second in the Night Cricket Cup League will go head to head this Saturday evening in a match which will feature no less than 12 current and past Israeli international cricketers.

The unbeaten Telalivit team, who last week beat the much improved inHasharon.co.il team by 38 Runs with Telalivits 95 proving too much for inHasharon's 57 will be aware of the threat that Yefet Nagavkar who captains the Super Lions Modi'in pose

Herschel Gutman, Telalivit captain will be hoping that Telalivit continue their winning ways and put in another battling display.

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Bet Shemesh lights up Israel night league

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Night Cricket resumed in Israel last week after a mid-season break. All the teams in the second division are chasing League leaders Pearl Wanderers Cricket Club, with the Gold Insurance Bet Shemesh Lightning team producing an excellent performance by beating Modi'in EasyIsrael by 8 runs.

The GIBSL team batted first and scored 114 runs and then reduced the MEI team to 106 in a match that went down to the last over.

Pommeranz Juice Good Old Boys cemented their second place position with a 10-run win over a much improved KAT ISRAEMPLOY Tigers team. PJGOB scored 76 with KIT scoring 66.

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Michael Klinger ready to cash in on IPL

By James Masters, January 13, 2011

Michael Klinger is set to become the first Jewish cricketer to compete in the Indian Premier League after being snapped up by new boy's Kochi.

The South Australia skipper will earn around $75,000 after signing
a two-year deal with Geoff Lawson's franchise and will team up with the likes of legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and Sri Lanka star Mahela Jaywardene.

The Twenty20 tournament, which will run from April 8 to May 28, is in its fourth year and has already
transformed the game on the sub-continent.

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Brand is pick of the bunch

December 6, 2010

Adam Brand is London Maccabi Vale's Player of the Season.

The 1st XI captain had a phenomenal year, steering the team to the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two title. He hit 766 runs at an average of 69.64 and chipped in with 18 wickets.

LMV chairman Terry Hyman said: "Adam's determination and leadership brought out the best in the rest of the team."

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All-rounder Myers wins Chigwell award

By Danny Caro, December 6, 2010

Michael Myers was named Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue Cricket Club’s Young Player of the Year at their end of season awards in Hendon.

The recognition for Myers was reflective of the significant progress made by some of the club’s younger players this season. The efforts of Alex Katseph and Matt Murray (Captain’s Award Winner) were also acknowledged.

Myers had a breakthrough year, becoming a key member of the side with his spin bowling and useful lower order batting.

Vice-captain Matt Murray also came of age with consistent runs at the top of the order.

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Klinger: Spin king Swann can win Ashes

By James Masters, November 19, 2010

Michael Klinger has tipped Graeme Swann to send Australia into a spin in this winter's Ashes.

The South Australia captain hit 38 during his side's draw with England in Adelaide last week and was suitably impressed with Andrew Strauss's tourists. The former Australia Under 19 skipper was dismissed by James Anderson in both innings.

Spinner Swann took four wickets during the rain-affected match but not even the poor weather could dampen Klinger's praise of England's top bowler.

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