Israel ready for Euro T20

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2014

Israel will face Belgium in their opening match at the Pepsi ICC Europe Division Three T20 Championships in La Manga, Spain.

Captained by Eshkol Solomon, Israel play the Belgians on April 30, with a match against Hellas later that day.

The new-look tournament, which also features Spain and Finland, sees the winner being promoted to Division Two which is to be held in Essex in June.


Cricketer Angus Fraser recalls Middlesex County Cricket Club's Auschwitz tour

By Angus Fraser, March 14, 2014

I had no idea of what to expect as the Middlesex County Cricket Club party travelled from our comfortable hotel in Krakow to the former concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. I was not alone. There was a nervous silence on the coach as the group made its way through the stark Polish countryside.


Klinger to miss Gloucester pre-season

March 7, 2014

Michael Klinger will miss Gloucestershire’s pre-season programme to avoid burnout.

Director of cricket John Bracewell said: "Michael will have a chance to freshen up with a holiday with his family on their way to England.

"That is going to be very important to him after so much virtually uninterrupted cricket."

Klinger is scheduled to captain Gloucester against Hampshire on April 13.


Kaye wins top honour at Chigwell & Hainault

February 25, 2014

Matt Murray has paid tribute to Stuart Kaye after the veteran bowler received a Lifetime Achievement award by Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue Cricket Club.

Club captain Murray presented the trophy as recognition of over 25 years of service as a stalwart player and long-time committee member.


Israel Night Cricket League update: February 24

February 24, 2014

Herschel Gutman and Clint Rubin provide the latest round-up and analysis from the Israel Night Cricket League.

"When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning or in rain?
When the hurly-burly's done,
When the battle's lost and won ..."


Go on Maxi, fill your boots son

By Danny Caro, February 18, 2014

Wrong place, wrong time. That’s been the story for Michael Klinger — ‘Maxi’ to his friends — in terms of international cricket. Any other country, any other era, I’m sure he’d have had a plethora of caps to his name for the famous Baggy Green in one form of the game or another as he has been one of the most prolific run-scorers in the game, in all levels, over the past few seasons.


Pick that one out. I did, again and again and again

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2014

My first sporting outing of 2014 turned into something of a nightmare, and is an experience I would rather forget. I won’t go into all the gory details of Faithfold C’s 8-2 defeat, but it was a day when everything that could go wrong, did.


Promotion the name of the game for Solomon

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2014

"Israel are ready to return to the second tier of European cricket," according to newly-appointed captain Eshkol Solomon.

The 28-year-old all-rounder will lead the team at the Pepsi ICC Europe Division Three competition in La Manga, Spain. He takes over from Raymond Aston who is unavailable for the round-robin event at the end of April.


Jacobs wins BECC top player award

January 10, 2014

Adam Jacobs has won Belmont & Edgware CC’s Player of the Season award.

The all-rounder featured prominently for the team – he contributed 250 runs and claimed 14 wickets at 13 runs a piece.


Thrilling finales light up Israel Night League

January 7, 2014

As the great iconic American popstar of the 1990's, Lenny Kravitz, once sang: "It ain't over, baby till it's over". Nothing can come closer to summing up the stormy sea of emotions that befell the YMCA team in the space of a three-day period in the Israel Night Cricket League.