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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cricket scoreboard

August 16, 2010


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


BECC 1st 83 Grant Traub 4-10

MAL 87-2 Mark Landau 56 not out

MAL won by 8 wickets

MAL are promoted


NJCL Reps 112-9

Ladybridge 100 all out

NJCL Rep side beat Ladybridge by 12 runs



MAL clinch promotion

By Danny Caro, August 16, 2010

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

With the pitch at Camdenians looking green and damp, it was somewhat surprising that BECC skipper Ashley Connick elected to bat on winning the toss. He and fellow opener Alex Goodman played steadily enough before Mark Landau trapped Connick LBW in front with an inswinger.

Josh Burke picked up the second wicket - having bowled some hostile stuff at both batsmen he produced a snorter that clipped the top of Averbuch's off stump.


Caplan fires Vale into final

By James Masters, August 9, 2010

Daniel Caplan produced a stunning rearguard innings to propel London Maccabi Vale 2nds into final of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup Final following a nervy London derby.

Caplan hit 61 to help his side record a three wicket win over MAL at Old Camdeniens with team-mate Andrew Greenwall Cohen scoring an unbeaten 41 as the pair recorded an unbroken stand of 86.

Chasing 154 for victory, Vale looked comfortable at 12 without loss before a shocking collapse saw them slump to 36-6.


Belmont and Edgware through to final

By James Masters, August 9, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 1sts overcame the challenge of South Manchester in a pulsating affair to book their place in the final of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup Final.

The Londoners made just 97 with Oli Simons hitting a top score of 48 as the home side’s bowlers gave their visitors a rude awakening.

Mike Filson grabbed 5-13 and Dan Paul took 3-33 but the hosts were unable to chase down their victory target, finishing 37 runs short thanks to some impressive bowling from Stuart Davis and Richie Wienburg.