Centurion Brand leads LMV home

May 24, 2010

A superb unbeaten 165 from captain Adam Brand earned London Maccabi Vale 1st their first victory in Middlesex Sunday League Division Two as they demolished Birkbeck College by 112 runs.

LMV openers Danny Caro and Richard Black made a steady start against a College team who, due to late arrivals, took to the field with eight players for the first couple of overs.


Cricket Scoreboard

May 24, 2010



London Maccabi Vale 1st 305-3 Adam Brand 165 not out, Richard Black 35

Birkbeck College 195 Jon Galloway 3-14

LMV won by 110 runs


Kensington & Chelsea 74 Richie Wienburg 3-12, Jonathan Evans 3-28

Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 75-2 Ashley Connick 52 not out

BECC won by 8 wickets

London Maccabi Vale 2nd 223-7 Jeremy Harris 59, Scott Gerrard 54, Jonathan Cantor 33

MAL 224-9 Grant Traub 38 not out, Mark Landau 30, Pinty Baddiel 30 Jonathan Lederman 4-37, Jonathan Freedman 3-38

MAL won by 1 wicket


Connick steers BECC 1st home

May 24, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 1sts continued their unbeaten start to the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League season with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory away to Kensington & Chelsea.

K&C were also unbeaten coming into the game, and the home side won the toss and had no hesitation batting first on the hottest day of the year.

Jonathan Evans and Ashley Connick opened the bowling and removed the top order, sharing four wickets in the opening burst.


BECC 2nd overcome North Harrow

May 24, 2010

Belmont and Edgware 2nds ran out comfortable winners in a friendly against North Harrow.

Stand-in skipper Adam Goldman lost the toss but his side proceeded to rip through their opponents’ batting line-up.

Goldman took 3-10 and his opening partner Yaniv Jennings returned figures of 2-10. They made way for Gideon Matlin (2-12) and Lawrence Jeffries (3-11), who cleaned up the lower order, leaving North Harrow all out for 55.


NJCL round-up

By Zevi Saunders, May 24, 2010

The NJCL experienced mixed fortunes in two rep team matches.

The new project featuring an extended fixture list against higher-skilled opposition got underway with the 1st XI winning by 162 runs.

Opting to bat on a glorious sunny day, NJCL maintained a healthy run-rate of above five an over. Shaya Rabinowitz got the innings off to a flier with 18. But he and fellow opener Rosenlum fell in quick succession, prompting fears of a collapse.


Cricket round-up

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2010

The weather was the only winner in London yesterday as the community’s cricket teams were left frustrated by a mid-afternoon downpour.

Bad weather ruined what was shaping up to be a fantastic performance by MAL in a friendly. Skipper Gav Lebens opted to bowl, with uncertainty as to the weather later in the day. The Eastcote pitch was an absolute cracker, hard and true, and offering nothing to bowlers of any style. Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise opened the bowling but soon found that any slight error of line or length was punished.


Phillips stars in Belmont victory

May 13, 2010

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

Tight spells from opening bowlers Gideon Restan (1-12) and Mike Prager set the tone for BECC to restrict Haryom to 138. Neil Myeroff (1-20) bowled beautifully in tandem with chief destroyer Stuart Davis (4-24). Phillips chipped in with 2-17 at the death.

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


MCC is set to tour Israel

May 13, 2010

The MCC have announced plans to tour Israel next year. Awaiting details, Stanley Perlman, chairman of the Israel Cricket Association, said: "It is very exciting and will be a wonderful trip. I hope the MCC brings some former international or county players."


LMV bow out of Conference Cup

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2010

London Maccabi Vale bowed out of the Conference Cup following a 6 wickets defeat against Beaconsfield.

What was always going to be an impossible dream nearly turned into a fantastic reality thanks to a terrific new ball spell from Daniel Cohen and Saul Weitzman, who reduced the Home Counties League team to

2-4 in the 4th over of their reply chasing a very modest 148.


MAL claim comprehensive win

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2010

MAL began their Middlesex Sunday Cricket League season with a comprehensive victory over West Middlesex CC at home on Sunday.

On winning the toss, Gav Lebens decided to have a bat, and a good score looked on the cards as a combination of good batting and poor bowling saw Mark Landau and Russ Corin take the score to 31 after two overs. Both were tough on any loose bowling and took the score to 81 before Corin presented a caught and bowled chance to the off-spinner Keogh and was dismissed for 27.