Cricket

BECC's flying start to cricket season

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2010

An unbeaten 38 from Joel Phillips steered Belmont & Edgware to victory as they beat Haryom in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

Electing to bowl first, Gideon Restan and Mike Prager kept things tight with Restan taking one for 12 in an opening spell of five overs. Neil Myeroff (1-20) maintained the solid start but it was Stuart Davis (4-24) who was chief destroyer. Phillips chipped in with 2-17 at the death at Haryom were dismissed for 138.

Simon Durban (26), Warren Averbuch (32), batting with a runner laid the platform for Phillips to see the job through.

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Belmont offer free youth membership

May 6, 2010

Belmont & Edgware Belmont & Edgware Cricket Club are looking forward to the new season following some large structural changes. A new committee, new sponsor, new partnership agreement and a new caterer will support the clubs activities.

They have signed a two-year deal with Lawrence Grant Accountants, enabling the club to continue developing and allowing players of all abilities to enjoy their sport.

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What is the future for London Jewish cricket?

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Can the Maccabi League be revamped or has it run it's course?

Derrick Sheldon

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Barnet Syngogue footballers gear up

May 6, 2010

Barnet Synagogue are going from strength to strength. Managed by Ronnie Palester, they have 16 matches scheduled including a Maccabi GB National Knockout Cup preliminary round tie against Chigwell.

Playing home games at Copthall in Mill Hill, the team features a blend of youth and experience, including opener David Freeman, aged 71.

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Manchester Maccabi beat Bury

May 4, 2010

Manchester Maccabi moved into the second round of the Maccabi GB National Knockout Cup after beating Bury & Whitefield by 30 runs.

Good work with the new ball from Josh Rose restricted Maccabi to 6-2. Simon Jeffries (25) held the innings together but good work from Mason and Schogger, who also chipped in with two wickets apiece in economical spells, frustrated Maccabi.

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Can one club make us super?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

The collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League has been on the cards for some time. The standard of the league has seen a rapid decline with the top teams and players having moved to the Middlesex Sunday League.

Players are dropping out for a variety of reasons with the key factors including work and family commitments for a sport that on average, cuts into a large chunk of the weekend.

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Jewish cricket plans shake-up

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Radical plans to shake up Jewish cricket in London were being discussed this week after Maccabi Cricket chairman Richard Mitchell stepped down from his post.

A new committee will be set up in an attempt to resurrect the sport. Michael Ziff, (inset) chairman of Team GB cricket at last year's Maccabiah, has discussed his vision with Maccabi GB Head of Sport Daniel Collins.

Ziff's plan is based on the establishment of a Jewish super-club, using the model of London Maccabi Vale, whose Rowley Lane base houses a thriving colts section.

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NJCL round-up

By Zevi Saunders, April 27, 2010

Champions South Manchester Maccabi started the Northern Jewish League title defence with a hard fought victory over Bury & Whitefield.

Put into bad on a wet pitch, South’s openers put on 40 for the first wicket and were looking comfortable. After eight overs, Adam Shogger was introduced to the attack and struck with his first ball and again four balls later. This brought Bury back into the game and when Dave Ross took two wickets with his first deliveries in a Bury shirt the came was even. South finished on 117-9.

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Maccabi Vale start in style

April 27, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 1st XI opened their 2010 season with a comfortable 47-run victory at Rickmansworth CC.

Captain Adam Brand won the toss and elected to bat in the agreed 35-over game with LMV fielding a number of club debutants including Nigel Rothband, Simon Renshaw and Andy Landesberg. LMV were also delighted to welcome back Martin Schultz, who missed the majority of last season through injury.

On a very green and slow wicket, openers Richard Black and Jonathan Cantor set about getting the scoreboard ticking over early but in trying to force the pace Cantor was bowled early on.

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MAL claim first win

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

MAL picked up their first win of the 2010 season thanks largely to a clinical display with the bat against Walthamstow CC on Sunday.

Having lost the toss and been put in to bat, some slightly wayward early bowling helped them to reach 30 off five overs, before Avishai Kestenbaum was late on a pull and tope edged to the keeper for a slightly rusty 0. Yoav Lebens joined Mark Landau and the pair set about building a platform, putting on 79 together, with Landau reaching his half century before nicking Nathan Onojaife to slip for 51.

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