Cricket

Brand goes it alone as LMV near title dream

March 19, 2009

London Maccabi Vale are one game away from winning the Harrow Indoor six-a-side league Division Three after a man-of-the-match display from Adam Brand saw them beat Harrow St Marys.

HSM scored 148 in 10 overs with only GB Maccabiah bowler Andrew Daniels coming away with any credit.

In reply, Brand set off briskly, initially making a compulsory retirement on 25. Jacob Freedman and Daniels upped the scoring before the latter sacrificed his wicket to enable Brand to return.

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Leeds Utd

March 12, 2009

Youngsters from across the Leeds Jewish community are being invited to take part in the city’s interfaith cricket tournament at Headingley on March 29.

The competition, organised by the Leeds Jewish Representative Council and the Yorkshire Cricket Board Black and Ethnic Minorities Forum, is seeking boys and girls in years seven, eight and nine to take part. Former Yorkshire cricketer Ismail Dawood will also be attending.

For details, contact Michele Jackson at the on 0113 2697520 or Tony Bowry on 0113 2033610.

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LMV victory

March 5, 2009

London Maccabi Vale recorded their fifth straight win in Division Three of the the Harrow indoor 6-a-side Cricket League after overcoming Bharat Olympians.

After losing the toss and taking the field with five, after Paul Buxton was held up in traffic, LMV were unable to restrict the Olympians who raced to 80 off five overs. Once Buxton arrived, LMV fought back well and dismissed their opponents for 109 in 9.1 overs.

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Top gong for in-form Klinger

February 12, 2009

Ashes hopeful Michael Klinger scooped the state player of the year award at the Alan Border Medal in Melbourne.

The South Australian batsman was the unanimous choice after receiving 60 votes. Tasmanian Brett Geeves was second with 18 votes.

Klinger said: “I’m very excited. It’s something I never would have expected three or four months ago when I moved from Victoria. To be in this position now is unbelievable.”

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Never forgotten: Ableson left his mark on and off the pitch

By Danny Caro, January 8, 2009

The Jewish cricket community was left reeling over the festive period following the death of Richard Ableson. The Belmont & Edgware all-rounder lost his battle against a leukaemia-related illness less than a year since emigrating to New York and getting married.

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Maccabi cricketer dies in US, aged 24

December 30, 2008

A well-known Maccabi cricketer has died from a leukaemia-related illness in New York at the age of 24.

Richard Ableson played for Belmont and Edgware Cricket Club until his move to America in 2007. The son of former BECC chairman Mark Ableson, the spin bowler and hard-hitting late middle order batsman made his first XI debut at the age of 14. He was described by current chairman Neil Myeroff as “the perfect club member, always on time and helping out with odd jobs. He was also fun off the field and his sense of humour was great for team spirit.”

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Klinger set to revive Aussie Ashes bid

By Danny Caro, December 23, 2008

Tipped by legend Alan Border to make the national team 10 years ago, batsman Michael Klinger is on the verge of breaking into the Australia squad and could be called up for next summer’s Ashes series.

Nicknamed Max after M*A*S*H character Corporal Maxwell, Klinger’s inspired form has shot him from fringe state player to Test star in waiting. The former Under 19 national captain has timed his return to form to perfection.

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GB athletes boosted by major deal

December 10, 2008

Maccabi GB has continued its preparations for next summer’s 18th Maccabiah Games by announcing a new and unprecedented partnership deal with Village Hotels worth in the region of a quarter of a million pounds.

The agreement will see Village Hotels offering complimentary membership of their state-of-the-art fitness clubs to each member of Team GB taking part in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2009.

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Weitzman honoured

By Craig Silver, December 10, 2008

Saul Weitzman is Belmont & Edgware’s player of the season.

Other winners were: Jeremy Freeman (2nd XI top player), Jack Mendel (top junior), Tony Allen (clubman of the season).

Richie Weinberg, 1st XI captain for the past five years, has stepped down. Michael Blasebalk will be taking over his position next season.
Cricketers interested in playing for BECC should contact Neil Myeroff on 07771 833874.

Benjamin Lederman is Radlett’s Under 13 Colt of the year while brother Neil won the top Under 21 player accolade for the third time in four years.

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Big Macc squeezed on funds

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, December 4, 2008

There are fears that next year's Jewish Olympics could be scaled down as a result of the credit crunch.

The latest financial crisis engulfing July's Maccabiah Games revolves around the failure of the organisers to raise sufficient sponsorship funds due to the global recession.

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