Maccabi Sunday League cricket round-up

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2009

Southgate & Belmont & Edgware 2nd played out a draw in the Maccabi Sunday League. Needing two to win off the last ball, Southgate’s sixth wicket pair scampered a single to leave the sides level on 215. Clive Hart (75) and Ashley Smokler (69) were the star men of the Southgate innings. Stephen Altmann-Richer (45), Warren Averbuch (37) and Harvey Samuels (37) impressed for BECC.


Lions hit Wood for six

September 7, 2009

London Maccabi Lions showed great resilience to to secure a 6-3 away win in the first qualifying group for to 2009/10 campaign.

The Lions started strongly and some great passing and moving, which was a feature of the whole performance, secured an early goal as Alex Randall picked up the ball in midfield from a Benjy Cowan pass and fired home low and hard into the far corner.


Israel win Euro cricket crown

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2009

Israel are the European Division Three champions after a dramatic last day in Spain when the hosts collapsed to defeat.

A Spain victory over Isle of Man at Sporting Alfas would have given them the championship but, after bowling out the Manxmen for 211, they were dismissed for 111. It could not have worked out any better for Israel.


Forget the Ashes, it’s our game that’s dying a slow death

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2009

While the rest of nation is basking in Ashes glory, spare a thought for the Jewish game which is fast dying a death. London Maccabi Vale has, like so many other clubs, been hard-hit by poor availability, with the Maccabiah Games affecting their early season plans.

Sunday’s defeat against West Harrow was the lowest that many at the club have felt for some time. Although the club has a thriving colts section, I sincerely hope that there remains a platform for them to show the quality within Jewish sport for years to come.


Cricket: latest results

By Danny Caro, August 25, 2009

Captain Adam Brand blasted his troops after "an inept batting performance" left London Maccabi Vale 1sts' hopes of avoiding relegation hanging by a thread.

Standing in for Jerome Colmans, Brand (5-18) helped dismiss basement battlers West Harrow for 165.
Paul Durban (61) was the only LMV batsman to come away with an credit as they lost by 30 runs, the team's third consecutive Middlesex Sunday League defeat.


Old Parkonians defeat MAL

By Mark Landau, August 24, 2009

MAL suffered a second consecutive defeat as a severely weakened team took on Old Parkonians in Ilford.

Three debutantes again showed that there is depth out there, but it wasn't to be on a hard batting track with lightning-quick outfield.

MAL skipper Mark Landau won the toss and inserted the opposition, who came out in positive mood from the off, though surviving the odd scare.


Belmont fall short as relegation door opens

August 20, 2009

Belmont & Edgware (204) were beaten by one run in a nail-biter against Wycombe House (202-2). With a number of key players missing, a team containing three members of the GB Junior Maccabiah team took to the field for the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two clash.

Tight spells from Jonny Feigenbaum, Stuart Davis and Neil Myeroff restricted Wycombe House to 58-1 at the halfway point but they were let off the hook by several dropped catches and poor fielding.


NJCL round-up

By Zevi Saunders, August 17, 2009

Champions South Manchester Maccabi beat Bury & Whitefield by three wickets as the Northern Jewish Cricket League season drew to a close.

Bury (122) never got going as South, who used nine bowlers, shared the wickets around. Veteran Harry Rosenblum picked up 2 as did Akiva Lieberman.

The South reply got off to a terrible start losing four wickets with 58 on the board. Wickets continued to tumble around Elliot Shiers (25) as South plummeted to 63-7.


MAL suffer rare defeat

By Mark Landau, August 17, 2009

MAL suffered only their fourth defeat of the season, with a severely weakened side soundly beaten by a strong Octopus CC.

Featuring five debutants, MAL’s total of 142 saw only three players reached double figures, though good fight was shown throughout the order, particularly given that there were two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old in the line up.


Colts see LMV 2nd home

By Jonathan Lederman, August 17, 2009

Lower order batsmen Andrew Greenwall Cohen and Gideon Gale maintained London Maccabi Vale 2nd’s Middlesex Sunday League Division Three status with a gripping two-wicket win over West Middlesex.

Skipper Jonathan Lederman won an incredible 11th toss out of 12 this season, and duly inserting West Middx, in the knowledge that LMV had a lizard's tail (twice as long as it's body apparently).