Harris and Lederman sparkle in LMV success

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

LMV secured their third league win of the season, and in doing so scored their highest total and their biggest winning margin since joining the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League.

WM won the toss and somewhat surprisingly asked LMV to bat first in this Division Three contest. David Freedman and the in-form Benjamin Lederman opened the innings which got off to a bad start when the in-form Lederman was bowled off an inside edge by the fifth ball of the match.


Lebens leads MAL home

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

MAL’s impressive debut season in the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League continued with a 67 run away win over Haryom CC at JFS on Sunday.

Skipper Gav Lebens won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a poor pitch. Quite how poor it was came to light early as Mark Landau and Russ Corin struggled to get the ball away.

Some loose bowling and a number of wides saw the scoreboard tick over, and a couple of imperious Corin boundaries meant that after 10 overs MAL were 39-0. Corin soon perished going for one ambitious shot too many, bowled for 18.


Harrow late show stifles Belmont

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

Belmont & Edgware were beaten by 50 runs as Harrow St. Mary’s maintained their unbeaten record with a 50-run victory.

HSM arrived at the Met Police Ground an hour late and after winning the toss, Belmont & Edgware captain Ashley Connick invited them to bat first.

In a match reduced to 35 overs a side, Daniel Geey and Warren Averbuch opened the bowling, before Neil Myeroff and Connick took over to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs.

Myeroff was miserly as ever, conceding only 20 from his seven overs and picking up two wickets, whilst Connick, bowling off-spin, took 3-36.


Niman inspires Salford

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

A decisive burst from stalwart Andrew Niman helped Salford end Manchester Maccabi’s 20-match unbeaten run as they claimed a 39-run victory in the NJCL.

On a cold and breezy day at Scholes Field in Cheadle, Salford captain Josh Henry lost the toss to Ray Tammam and Salford were invited to bat first. Andrew Niman opened with Glynn and the two mixed attack and defence to good effect, making 12 and 8 respectively.

Young pace bowlers Daniel Franks and Ashley Landes both looked good however, taking three wickets each as Salford struggled to 56-6 at the break.


Hasmonean wins schools Twenty20

July 1, 2010

Hasmonean won the annual Jewish Inter-Schools Twenty20 tournament in Bushey.

At the tournament organised by Belmont and Edgware Cricket Club, an innings of 56 from David Ullman steered Hasmonean to victory in the opener against King Solomon. Hasmonean posted 135-9 with the East Londoners replying with 87-9.

JFS beat Immanuel College by six wickets in the other semi-final. Joel Sinclair's 28 helped Immanuel score 114-5. Joshua Shafer top-scored with 49 in the JFS reply.


LMV 2 reach cup semi-finals

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd breezed into the semi-finals of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup after defeating Chigwell by nine wickets.

Chigwell won the toss and decided to bat in beautiful sunny conditions at Rowley Lane. Simon Renshaw continued his excellent form with an early wicket, which was soon followed up at the other end as Jonathan ‘The Vet’ Lederman held onto an excellent catch in the slips off Adam Morris's bowling (1-20 from six overs).

Andrew Greenwall Cohen took over from Morris and produced another brilliant display of miserly bowling, take 1-9 from his eight overs.


NJCL round-up

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2010

Manchester Maccabi moved to within five points of top spot after beating Bury & Whitefield by nine wickets.

On the hottest day of the year so far, it was home side Bury who really felt the heat as in-form Maccabi, who put them into bat, reaped early rewards.

Saunders was first to go - well bowled by Adam Goldstone and Shimon Harris managed to steady the ship for the next dozen overs with Stuart Levington but stuggled to score from the accurate bowling of Goldstone, Dan Franks, and ‘Volcanic’ Ash Landes.


NJCL rep team overpowers Lindow

June 24, 2010

The Northern Jewish Cricket League's Rep side beat Lindow CC by seven wickets.

The NJCL made early inroads into the Lindow top order with David Glick taking two quick wickets. The in-form Avrom Topperman chipped in with two wickets of his own. Resistance came from Chris Smith who scored 28 out of a score of 37. Akiva Lieberman ripped out the middle order with three quick wickets to leave the NJCL chasing just 38.


Landau takes on 'longest cricket' challenge

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2010

MAL vice-captain Mark Landau will be looking to rewrite the history books when he takes part in The Lord's Taverners' 'Hit for 60' event on July 17.

Landau, 31, will join the likes of former England captain Mike Gatting, TV presenter Chris Tarrant and representatives of the Surrey County Cricket Club at Wellington College in Berkshire.

The event is an attempt on the British record for the longest continuous cricket match. Starting on July 17 at 8am, the cricketers will play day and night until 8pm on July 19.


LMV unstoppable

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.