Cricket

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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London Maccabi Vale 2nds well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9
LMV lost by 71 runs

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI were well beaten by Middlesex Sunday League Division Three title hopefuls Harrow St. Mary’s on the main square at the Walker Ground at Southgate Cricket Club.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 193-8 Alex Goodman 53, Abrahams 44, G Lebens 5-34
MAL 194-3 Yoav Lebens 51, Corin 46 not out, Mark Landau 40

MAL won by 7 wickets

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9 Jonathan Lederman 30
LMV lost by 71 runs

Friendly

North Harrow 178-9 (35 overs) Mitchell Mayer 3-27, Gideon Mendel 3-39
Belmont & Edgware 2nd XI 182-8(34.3 overs) Jason Mann 36, Adam Goldman 26

BECC won by 2 wickets

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MAL beat Belmont & Edgware by 7 wickets

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MAL bounced back from their disappointing performance against Harrow St Mary's, with a seven-wicket win over Belmont & Edgware in Division Three of the Middlesex Sunday League.

Going into the game with a 100 per cent record this season, BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and chose to bat at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. Openers Alex Goodman and Daniel Abrahams gave them a great start, putting away the bad balls, particularly frequent from Mark Landau, and keeping the score ticking over.

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Cricket: South Manchester beat Leeds

June 10, 2010

Excellent bowling from Akiva Lieberman and Avrom Topperman earned South Manchester Maccabi 23 points after they beat Leeds Maccabi by seven wickets in the NJCL.

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NJCL round-up

June 10, 2010

The bowlers dominated proceedings in the NJCL at the weekend with both matches particularly low-scoring affairs.

In the top game between South Manchester Maccabi beat Leeds Maccabi by 7 wickets at Scholes Field.

South won the toss and put Leeds in to bat on a damp wicket and were immediately on top. Avrom Topperman bowled Leeds danger man Simon Williams with an unplayable in swinging delivery which removed his middle stump.

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Unlucky 13 for Manchester Maccabi colts

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

Manchester Maccabi Under 13s lost by 3 runs against Monton & Weaste.

The morning rain eased to allow Manchester Maccabi young under 13 cricketers to face their counterparts at Monton & Weaste and between the two teams served up an exciting match.

Monton chose to bat first and despite losing an early wicket when the score was on 10, motored along to 50 after just 10 overs. The wicket seemed to have little in it for the bowlers until captain Joe Lewis and Robbie Blackman removed three top order batsman.

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