Cricket

Vale standing firm at the top

June 27, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League Division One with a three-wicket victory over West Harrow.

Neil Lederman (4-26) and Alex Gold (3-54) were their top performers as LMV restricted West Harrow to 173. Ryan Kangisser, Adam Brand and Adam
Brami were the other wicket takers.

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Six-hitting Springboks put to the test

By Rob Steen, June 20, 2008

My greatest ever Jewish cricket XI needs every bit of help it can get

Next month, as part of Israel’s 60th birthday celebrations, a unique Israel team that will include a collection of Jewish cricketers from South Africa, Australia, Ireland and India will take on an India A squad. Here, Rob Steen selects his greatest ever Jewish XI

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Ritterman treble in vain for BECC

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2008

A hat-trick from Australian all-rounder Bronson Ritterman was not enough to help Belmont & Edgware 1st from slipping to their second defeat in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

The Maccabi Ajax player from Melbourne took wickets with three consecutive deliveries on his way to figures of 4-44. Skipper Richie Wienburg also took four wickets but the team was blown away by Harrow St Mary’s who finished on 271-9. Bowler Saul Weitzman top-scored with 34 as BECC were skittled out for 134.

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Kangisser cleans up as college boys wilt

June 13, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League first division with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Birkbeck College in Bushey.

Fast bowler Ryan Kangisser was the hero of the day as he put in a devastating spell, including two wickets in two balls in the first over of the day. Both victims were bowled via swinging deliveries, and were seen leaving the field with looks of confusion on their faces.

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Ton-up Brand on song as Vale hammer Eastcote

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2008

A fine all-round display from Adam Brand saw London Maccabi Vale 1st cruise to an eight-wicket win against Middlesex Premier League side Eastcote.

Tight bowling from Andrew Daniels and captain Jon Galloway helped LMV restrict an Eastcote team featuring two Saturday 1st XI players to 199-3. Brand chipped in with two wickets including a caught and bowled. Daniels returned to pick up a wicket with Jacob Holden and Alex Gold unlucky to finish wicketless.

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Rhodes helps Israel to 60 not out

May 30, 2008

Jonty Rhodes will be the star attraction in a unique Israel team that will include a collection of Jewish cricketers from South Africa, Australia, Ireland and India that will take on an India A squad to mark the country’s 60th anniversary.

The former South Africa great, 38, who retired from the game five years ago, has confirmed his participation for the three one-dayers to be held in Tel Aviv and Ashdod from July 12-17.

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Wise is too clever for Southgate

May 23, 2008

A Tony Wise inspired display helped MAL maintain their 100 per cent start to the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League with a comfortable
victory over Southgate.

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Stalwart Corin departs

May 23, 2008

MAL paid a fitting farewell tribute to its most distinguished cricketer, Melvyn Corin, who after more than four decades with the club, is making aliyah next week.



Mel Corin and Gavriel Lebens

In a thrilling Twenty20 match in Finchley to mark his departure, the wicketkeeper-batsman skippered a veteran MAL XI to a last-ball win over a current MAL team.

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Vale ousted in Standard

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st bowed out of the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy after losing their first round clash against Knebworth by six wickets. Last season’s Stuart Neils Cup national winners failed to defend a total of 210-8.

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Bott's off the mark

April 18, 2008

Maccabiah games hopeful Mark Bott scored 27 for Cambridge UCCE 1st XI in the first-class match against Essex at Fenner’s.

The 21-year-old from Nottingham hit four boundaries in a 39-ball knock.

London Maccabi Vale regained the Maccabi GB six-a-side Trophy after beating MAL in the final at JFS in North West London.

With a squad, led by 19-year-old Neil Lederman, including six teenagers, LMV were unbeaten in five matches defeating Southgate, Belmont & Edgware and MAL on the way to the final. A comfortable victory over MAL ensued inspired by man of the match Jonathan Lederman.

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