Cricket

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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Songavkar ready for new test

October 29, 2010

Maccabi Ajax CC have signed Indian Jewish batsman Bensiyon Songavkar.

Songavkar, 25, who lives in Rajkot, is Maccabi’s first-ever international recruit. He will play for the 1st XI in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association’s South
Division.

Player of the tournament at last summer’s Maccabiah Games, Songavkar has played for his region Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

In Israel, he dominated with the bat, including scoring a memorable 50 in the final against South Africa and leading India to its first ever cricket medal at the Games.

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England's cricketers will boss says Moss

By James Masters, October 28, 2010

England's cricketers have been tipped to pile the misery on Australia in this winter's Ashes.

Andrew Strauss' men flew out this morning ahead of the five-match Test series which begins in Brisbane on November 25.

Australia have struggled in recent months and have slumped to fifth in the world rankings.

Former Derbyshire batsman Jon Moss, who has also represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games, has faced several of the England stars who will take on Ricky Ponting's men.

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South Manchester Maccabi conquer rivals

By James Masters, October 22, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi were once again top dogs in the NJCL, winning the league title, Super Sixes and T20.

A bowling triumvirate of Akiva Lieberman, Avrom Topperman and David Glick gave the team an almost unbeatable look and feel.

"We had an amazing season," reflected Steve Glicher, the South Manchester captain. "Obviously it's all change for Manchester cricket next season but we're hoping to be just as competitive."

Glicher praised the achievements of Leeds Maccabi master blaster Simon Williams, who "scored loads of runs and was averaging around 100 for the season".

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Macleod is player of season

October 14, 2010

Nick Macleod is Belmont & Edgware's player of the season. Club captain Ashley Connick described his teammate as being "revitalised since giving up the gloves".

Macleod achievement were recognised at the club's first-ever end-of-season dinner and awards evening, attended by 40 of the club's members and their partners in Finchley,.

A new award for the Most Improved Player, presented for the first time this season, was dedicated to former BECC player Richard Ableson, who died in December 2008. The award was won by Jack Mendel.

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Cricket's 20:20 vision

By James Masters, October 14, 2010

Jewish cricket in Manchester is set to undergo a huge transformation following the announcement of a new Twenty20 competition.

The improved format will see the Northern Sunday League scrapped with a T20 tournament set to run for around eight weeks from the middle of May. The demise of the 40-over game comes just six months after the Maccabi Sunday League collapsed in London.

NJCL secretary Zevi Saunders believes the move will trigger fresh interest in the sport and is confident that the new set-up will be a huge success.

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Cricket trip to Dachau

By Simon Rocker, October 7, 2010

England's cricket team have enjoyed a pre-Ashes bonding tour of Bavaria, sampling the local brew, abseiling... and visiting Dachau.

The team and management visited the concentration camp during their five-day trip.

Last year the team visited another site of devastation: Flanders, Belgium. But details of that trip were kept shrouded in secrecy.

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MAL finish on a high

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

MAL finished their 2010 season in style with a win off the final ball against South Loughton CC at Old Camdenians on Sunday.

On a blustery rainy day, it was probably only due to the fact that it was the final day of the season that the game was completed at all.

South Loughton won the toss and chose to bat, and were quickly in trouble, as Anthony Cowan found some early swing to bowl Battle for 1 and Shearer for 0, leaving the score at 7-2.

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Comment: Innings isn't over for multi-clubs

By Benedict Bermange, September 28, 2010

At the start of the season, the future of Jewish cricket looked bleak after the collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League. We asked some of the stalwarts of the game for their thoughts on the concept of a super-club. With the season virtually over, Benedict Bermange, a cricket statistician for Sky Sports, believes that clubs should remain separate.

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LMV 2nd well beaten by BA

By Danny Caro, September 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nds were beaten by 93 runs in a friendly against British Airways.

What at one time looked like being a close contest eventually turned into a non-event as BA’s Bangalore player hit a sparkling 91 off only 41 balls to put the match well out of reach of LMV.

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