Cricket

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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Landau steers MAL to victory

By Danny Caro, September 21, 2010

MAL picked up their 15th win of the 2010 season with a five-wicket win away to Old Parkonians in Ilford.

Parkonians won the toss and chose to bat, with the pitch looking pretty well-grassed. The opening batsmen struggled to get the ball away with Mark Landau and Charlie Sherrard bowling tight opening spells. The first boundary off the bat did not come until the 11th over of the innings as Shaheed looked to strike across the line in desperation. The first wicket came in Sherrard's seventh over, Grant Traub taking the catch at square leg, with Shaheed departing for 18.

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Gelley treble not enough to save MAL

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

A hat-trick from Avi Gelley could not stop MAL from going down to a 57-run defeat against Dunstable Town in a friendly.

Up against strong opposition on a beautiful ground at Dunstable Town CC, the match ended in defeat for MAL, there were plenty of positives to be taken from the game.

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Controversy good for football

By Martin Samuel, September 7, 2010

There was a very good reason why the Football Association decided Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, had no case to answer in his criticism of Stoke City's "rugby" tactics.

He is 61 next month, has been a football manager for 29 years and has earned the right to say what he damn well likes.

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MAL maintain winning habit

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2010

MAL celebrated winning the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division 3 title with a friendly victory against Grimsdyke CC at Old Camdenians.

Grimsdyke won the toss and chose to bat on a typically firm looking wicket. The openers survived well against some good swing bowling from Yoav Lebens and Mark Landau, managing to 'guide' a few edges to the third man area along the way. It took a bit of good fortune to break the partnership, Oram striking firmly down the ground only to see Lebens deflect the ball onto the stumps in his follow through to run out Sulieman for 23.

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