Solomon century helps Israel end losing streak

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2010

Israel bounced back from three consecutive defeats at the ICC Europe Division 2 Championships in Guernsey with a 30-run victory over Gibraltar.

Batting first, Israel's Eshkol Solomon became only the second Israeli to score an international century, playing a lone hand in guiding Israel to 200.

Earlier, Shailesh Bangerra (27) and Josh Evans (17) gave Israel a useful start, adding 44 for the first wicket, before a dramatic collapse left the Israeli innings in tatters at 102-7.


Israel well beaten by Guernsey at Euro Championships

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2010

Israel lost its second consecutive match at the European Division 2 Cricket Championships, going down by eight wickets to hosts Guernsey.

Following yesterday’s three-run defeat against Norway, a poor batting display saw Israel dismissed for 86 after 35.2 overs at Port Soif.

Guernsey cruised home, finishing on 90-2 after 23 overs with Stuart Le Provost finishing unbeaten on 42.

Israel have a rest day on Thursday before games on consecutive days against France, Gibraltar and Germany.


Late collapse costs Israel at Euro Championships

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2010

Israel suffered an agonising three-run defeat in their ICC European Division 2 Championships opener against Norway in in Guernsey.

A dramatic late order collapse saw Israel lost five wickets for just 10 runs to fall just short at College Field. Chasing what looked a slightly below par Norwegian total of 204, a 6th wicket partnership of 61 between Gabriel Schachat and Yanik Razporker looked to have set up the win, before the intervention of Zaheer Ashiq.


Lederman hat-trick inspires Vale 2nds

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2010

A hat-trick from Benjamin Lederman earned London Maccabi Vale 2nd a 48-run victory over Olympians.

After a slightly belated start due to the late arrival of the opposition, LMV were asked to bat first on a very dry Rowley Lane wicket.

David Freedman and Benjamin Lederman opened the innings together for the second consecutive week. Freedman did not last long as he was bowled in the second over. Jeff Permutt came in at No. 3, and he and Lederman played carefully against accurate bowling.


Cricket Scoreboard

July 12, 2010



Southgate 86

MAL 89-1 Yoav Lebens 44 not out, Mark Landau 31 not out

MAL won by 9 wickets

3rd/4th Playoff
Belmont & Edgware B 96 Joel Phillips 4-11, Ben Frais 3-18
Belmont & Edgware A 99-7
BECC A won by 3 wickets


MAL 170-8 Yoav Lebens 58
Belmont & Edgware A 148 Ben Frais 50, Jonathan Evans 31, Mark Landau 3-24
MAL won by 22 runs

Southgate 173-5 Ashley Smokler 73, Benny Wolpe 49
Belmont & Edgware B 106
Southgate won by 67 runs



MAL retains Maccabi T20

By Danny Caro, July 12, 2010

MAL retained the Maccabi GB T20 in emphatic style after crushing Southgate by nine wickets with more than nine overs to spare in the final in Bushey.

A 20-run victory in the semi-final over Belmont & Edgware was followed by a one-sided final where, having dismissed Southgate for 86, an 83-run partnership between captain Mark Landau and Yoav Lebens eased them home.


NJCL Reps beat Ladybridge

By Danny Caro, July 12, 2010

A fine performance from NJCL saw them beat Ladybridge CC by 47 runs in the latest Representative match.

NJCL won the toss and skipper Steve Glicher elected to bat on what turned out to be a very slow pitch.

Openers Black and Rabinovitz got off to a steady start putting on 54 for the first wicket before Rabinovitz was bowled by Wood for 37.


Israel set for European Division 2 challenge in Guernsey

By Steven Shein, July 9, 2010

For those fearing withdrawal symptoms following the completion of the World Cup, they need not panic. Another major international sports event kicks off just two days after the final in Soccer City, and Israel will be even be participating in this one. Of course the event in question is the ICC Europe Division 2 Cricket Championships taking place in Guernsey from July 13 - 19..


Borehamwood & Elstree win Twenty20 debut match

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

Borehamwood & Elstree won its first midweek Twenty20 match, beating Stanmore by 20 runs in an Inter-Synagogue match.

With both teams featuring players from London Maccabi Vale and Belmont & Edgware, the quality of play was always going to strong.

Missing injured skipper Joel Sager, stand-in Skipper Harvey Samuels tossed up with his opposite number and was pleased when Stanmore decided that BESCC should bat first.


Cricket Scoreboard

July 5, 2010

Cricket scoreboard – July 4


Harrow St. Mary’s 210-9 Ashley Connick 3-36
Belmont & Edgware 160 Ashley Connick 34
BECC lost by 50 runs

London Maccabi Vale 2nd 273-4 Jeremy Harris 74, David Freedman 30

West Middx 96 Ali Livingston 4-16, Jonathan Freedman 3-33

LMV won by 177 runs

MAL 192-9 Brian Kobrin 56, Matthew Plax 47 not out

Haryom 125 Gav Lebens 6-24, Anthony Wise 3-19

MAL won by 67 runs


Salford 141 Elliot Koffman 31

Manchester Maccabi 103 Andrew Niman 4-21

Salford won by 39 runs

Salford 17 pts, Maccabi 8