Cricket

MAL beaten by Octopus

By Danny Caro, August 24, 2010

Newly promoted Middlesex Sunday League Division Three outfit MAL were beaten by 24 runs in a friendly against Octopus in Highgate.

Skipper Gav Lebens won the toss and chose to field, with the outfield long and the pitch a little damp. Michael Klinger and Mark Lazar bowled well with the new ball, Lazar picking up a wicket with his first ball, a fine caught and bowled to dismiss Lamplough.

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Salford second best in NJCL

By Danny Caro, August 24, 2010

Salford clinched the runners-up spot in the NJCL by the narrowest of margins following a convincing win over Manchester Maccabi.

A low-scoring contest saw Salford run out victors by 40 runs. They claimed 18 points to Maccabi’s seven.

Batting first, Salford posted 146-8. Maccabi were skittled for 106.

The day’s other match saw Leeds beat Bury by 10 wickets.

Leeds put Bury into bat on a damp slow wicket and were made to work for their wickets.

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Vale maintain winning run

August 19, 2010

Newly crowned Division Two champions London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their unbeaten Middlesex Sunday League record after recording a 108-run victory over SKPP.

Sent in to bat, LMV made full use of the 40 overs with captain Adam Brand (71) continuing his purple patch. Opener Danny Caro (30) anchored the innings with Mark Bott blasting his way to an unbeaten 46.

The wicket did not improve in the second innings as SKPP were dismissed for 127. Saul Weitzman (4-22) was the pick of the bowlers with Ryan Kangisser claiming 3-44.

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Palester retires

August 19, 2010

Ronnie Palester, one of the stalwarts of Jewish cricket, is retiring after more than 40 years of playing and involvement in administration.

Palester, 70, founded Belmont Synagogue CC, where over the years he captained all four XIs. He is the current manager of Barnet Synagogue CC and also serves as President of Belmont & Edgware.

A former wicketkeeper-batsman, Palester of Barnet retired five years ago. His best performance saw him claim four catches and three stumpings in one match.

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New boys MAL secure promotion

August 19, 2010

MAL clinched promotion to Division Two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League with a clinical display against Belmont & Edgware 1sts.

BECC skipper Ashley Connick elected to bat on a damp and green track but the decision backfired when he was trapped plumb in front by an inswinger from Mark Landau. Josh Burke picked up the second wicket - producing a snorter that clipped the top of Warren Averbuch's off stump.

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NJCL round-up

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2010

The NJCL Rep Team maintained their excellent record with a hard fought victory over Ladybridge.

On a warm and breezy day in Cheadle, skipper David Glick lost the toss and the NJCL were invited to bat on a soft, damp track.

With a strong batting line up NJCL opened with veteran Harry Rosenblum and Shaia Rabinowitz.

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BECC 1sts well beaten

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

Belmont & Edgware 1st were unable to build on last week’s memorable cup victory as MAL ran out victors by eight wickets to confirm promotion from Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

The match started rather more successfully than it ended for BECC who were decimated by injury and lack of availability. Captain Ashley Connick won the toss, a rare occurrence in recent months. Although wanting to bowl, having only seven players at the designated start time necessitated a bat.

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BECC 2nd edged out

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

BECC 2nd XI had an interesting fixture against a team captained by none other than BECC's very own Steven Altmann-Richer.

Although he soon departed, for a low score, Crossed-Keys CC amassed 167-7 in their 30 overs.

Particular mention must go to Jack Mendel and Ben Tilley, both of whom bowled brilliantly, with each being rewarded with a brace of wickets. Goldman, Jeffries and Horowitz each chipped in with a wicket, with all the bowlers being well-supported in the field with some good catches, particularly by Jacobs and Goldman.

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Mixed fortunes for London Maccabi Vale

August 16, 2010

Newly crowned Division Two champions London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their unbeaten Middlesex Sunday League record after recording a 108-run victory over SKPP.

Sent in to bat, LMV made full use of the 40 overs with captain Adam Brand (71) continuing his purple patch. Opener Danny Caro (30) anchored the innings with Mark Bott blasting his way to an unbeaten 46.

The wicket did not improve in the second innings as SKPP were dismissed for 127. Saul Weitzman (4-22) was the pick of the bowlers with Ryan Kangisser claiming 3-44.

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Cricket scoreboard

August 16, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

London Maccabi Vale 1st 235-7 Adam Brand 71, Mark Bott 46 not out, Danny Caro 30

SKPP 127 Saul Weitzman 4-22, Ryan Kangisser 3-44

LMV won by 108 runs

LMV are champions

DIVISION THREE

BECC 1st 83 Grant Traub 4-10

MAL 87-2 Mark Landau 56 not out

MAL won by 8 wickets

MAL are promoted

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

NJCL Reps 112-9

Ladybridge 100 all out

NJCL Rep side beat Ladybridge by 12 runs

NJCL TWENTY20 MATCH

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