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.


Newlands & Northwood scare against Chigwell

August 5, 2010

Newlands & Northwood accumulated 194 from their 35 overs against Chigwell, including a fine 43 from Ben Wolpe.

They seemed set for a comprehensive victory as Chigwell slumped to 11-7, but were given a scare as Mike Myers and Kevin Sinclair put on a century partnership. However, Chigwell ended up 61 runs short.

Among other friendlies on Sunday, Belmont & Edgware 1sts (135-8) went down by three wickets to Olympians.


Lightning triumph at Manchester tournament

August 5, 2010

South Lightning beat a Barbarians side by 33 wickets to win the NJCL Super Sixes tournament in Manchester on Sunday.

The sides met in the final after finishing in the top two places of a league also featuring teams from Bury and Leeds.

The Barbarians, comprising players from several clubs, had no answer to the superb batting prowess of South's Jonny Lieberman, who was undefeated on 27, and captain Steve Glicher, who retired on 31 off just 12 balls.


Wolpe inspires Chigwell

July 29, 2010

CRICKET A superb knock of 75 from guest player Benny Wolpe helped Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue claim a 69-run victory over Belmont & Edgware 2nd.

A partnership of 45 in eight overs between stand-in Chigwell captain Matt Murray (31) and Nigel Katseph set up a solid base. Wolpe and Nigel Katseph (36 not out) turned the screw with a partnership of 147 as Chigwell closed on 197.


Belmont & Edgware edged out by Chelsea

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2010

Belmont & Edgware fell narrowly short of beating Kensington & Chelsea in the Middlesex League on Sunday.

After being asked to field, BECC restricted the Kensington batsmen early on, before the run rate climbed after the halfway point. Gideon Restan bowled brilliantly and took four wickets for the second week in a row, before breaking his finger taking his second catch of the day.

Oli Simons, on his return to BECC action for the first time since 2008, and Ashley Connick each picked up three wickets, whilst Ami Wynbourne and Neil Myeroff bowled well for no reward.


Cricket scoreboard

July 26, 2010


MAL 174 Yoav Lebens 80 not out, Mark Landau 35, Jonathan Lederman 3-23, Greenwall-Cohen 3-35

London Maccabi Vale 2nd 177-3 (29.3 overs) David Freedman 73 not out, Daniel Caplan 37 not out

LMV won by 7 wickets

Kensington & Chelsea 180 Gideon Restan 4-21, Oli Simons 3-35, Ashley Connick 3-55
Belmont & Edgware 158 Nick McLeod 57


South Manchester Maccabi retain NJCL title

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi retained the NJCL crown for the third consecutive season after easing to a nine-wicket victory in the title-decider against Manchester Maccabi.

Put in to bat, Maccabi had no answer to the pace of Akiva Lieberman (3-11) and the guile of David Glick (4-13).

Wickets fell regularly with only Avi Barr (15) putting up any resistance. Lieberman capped an excellent performance with a stunning full-length diving catch to dismiss Doyle.

Maccabi were dismissed for 39 as Jonny Lieberman (2-2) and Avrom Topperman wrapped up the innings.


Vale 2nd dent MAL’s promotion hopes

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd dented MAL’s promotion hopes with a seven-wicket victory in Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

The result saw MAL suffer only their second league defeat of the season but in truth Vale were the better side throughout, and cruised to victory with more than 10 overs remaining.

Vale skipper Jon Lederman won the toss and asked MAL to bat. The pitch proved to be very two-paced with the ball not coming on to the bat and the batsmen struggling to time the ball.