Cricket

NJCL rep team overpowers Lindow

June 24, 2010

The Northern Jewish Cricket League's Rep side beat Lindow CC by seven wickets.

The NJCL made early inroads into the Lindow top order with David Glick taking two quick wickets. The in-form Avrom Topperman chipped in with two wickets of his own. Resistance came from Chris Smith who scored 28 out of a score of 37. Akiva Lieberman ripped out the middle order with three quick wickets to leave the NJCL chasing just 38.

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Landau takes on 'longest cricket' challenge

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

MAL vice-captain Mark Landau will be looking to rewrite the history books when he takes part in The Lord's Taverners' 'Hit for 60' event on July 17.

Landau, 31, will join the likes of former England captain Mike Gatting, TV presenter Chris Tarrant and representatives of the Surrey County Cricket Club at Wellington College in Berkshire.

The event is an attempt on the British record for the longest continuous cricket match. Starting on July 17 at 8am, the cricketers will play day and night until 8pm on July 19.

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LMV unstoppable

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

Bharat Olympians 184

London Maccabi Vale 1st 185-8 Jerome Roith 60, Paul Buxton 35

LMV won by 2 wickets

DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 194-9 Goodman 63, Averbuch 36*; Lederman 5-35
London Maccabi Vale 2nd 195-4 Nigel Rothband 53, Jeremy Harris 40

Vale won by 6 wickets.

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

Lindow CC 37

NJCL 38-3

NJCL won by 7 wickets

FRIENDLY

Newlands & Northwood 246-3 Darren Cohen 108 not out, Ben Wolpe 57, Charles Perrin 45 not out

Woodlands 215-9 Jon Mymin 3-31, Mark Roma 3-38

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Heroic Roith steers LM Vale home

June 21, 2010

A heroic innings from Jerome Roith helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Bharat Olympians at Rowley Lane.

A match that seemed lost after LMV’s first three overs of bowling and first three overs of batting was won thanks to a sensational performance from the lower order notably by Roith and Paul Buxton who together with Dan Cohen and Saul Weitzman performed heroics to turn a score of 34-5 into a matchwinning 185 for 8.

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Experience paves the way for LMV 2nds victory

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Cricketers helped by Maccabi GB

June 17, 2010

Following the demise of the Maccabi Cricket Committee, a working party has been set up to safeguard the future of Jewish cricket in London.

Maccabi GB have helped reaffirm plans to run the T20 and National Knockout Cup competitions.

The T20 will be held on July 11, with holders MAL looking to defend the title against Belmont & Edgware, Chigwell & Hainault and Southgate. Favourites MAL have been drawn against BECC in the semi-finals with Southgate meeting Chigwell.

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Maccabi Vale deal with Israeli firm

June 17, 2010

London Maccabi Vale's three-year plan received a timely boost after they clinched a deal with Israel's largest financier, Bank Hapoalim Private Banking.

Based at Rowley Lane, LMV, who share the ground with London Maccabi Lions FC, recently unveiled plans to include an outdoor net and covers.

Speaking about the deal, Saul Zneimer, head of Business Development at the bank, said: "We're extremely excited to be working with Vale. They have a good development plan and are a very forward looking club.

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Benedict Bermange provides statistics to cricket's top pundits - he's never stumped for facts

By Sharron Livingston, June 17, 2010

Benedict Bermange has been counting the days to the start of the new cricket season.

Now that it's in full swing, he is wowing commentators such as Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain and David Gower with his knowledge of facts and figures.

The Sky Sports cricket statistician is helping them answer questions such as: "How many dot balls in the last five overs?", "When was the last boundary?", "How many overs has Flintoff bowled in this spell?" (And all that without even batting an eyelid).

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BECC 2nd edge home

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Belmont 2nds came through in a nail-biting finish in a friendly against North Harrow.

Upon losing the toss, things started badly for BECC in the field with runs coming quickly, but once Gideon Mendel found the perfect line and length the tide turned.

Phil Mayer took a smart catch at mid-wicket to remove the dangerous opener off Mendel, who then proceeded to take two more wickets including a good catch at mid-off by newcomer Jason Mann, and one behind the stumps by Ryan Monk. Mendel ended up with 3-39.

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