Schurder sees MAL home

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2009

MAL continued their good form with an impressive victory over Gubbays CC on Sunday.

The pitch was very green and, according to the Gubbays’ captain, 'very up and down'. MAL won the toss and inserted Gubbays, whose batsmen came out as if they were playing a 10 over match rather than a 40 over match.

They were four down within the first six overs, thanks to a smart bit of work at point from Avi Gelley to run out the opener, and some good bowling from Yoni Schurder and Yoav Lebens, as well as a fabulous catch at keeper by young Max Sherrard.


Gersun shines as depleted Vale draw

By Jonathan Lederman, July 27, 2009

Friendly: LMV 2nd XI v Southgate 2nd XI

In another week when London Maccabi Vale had more withdrawals than the average Icelandic Bank, they managed to turn up with 11 men, having been down to as low as eight on Sunday morning.

Unusually Southgate opted for a timed match. Won the toss yet again and with a bowling attack built for defence not offence, LMV duly inserted the opposition, convinced that our strong batting line up could score one more than Southgate.


Traub keeps MAL on course for title No. 2

By Danny Caro, July 9, 2009

MAL consolidated their position at the top of the Maccabi Sunday League, with a three-wicket against Belmont & Edgware.

Lively spells from Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise accounted for Alex Ziff and Simon Durban. Daniel Geey joined Warren Averbuch with the score on 16-2, and set about a rebuilding job.

Geey (33) was removed by left-arm spinner Grant Traub but several overs of carnage from master blaster Richie Weinburg kept BECC in the game. His innings of 62 came from only 27 balls, featuring five sixes and four boundaries.


Men against boys as Vale romp home

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2009

London Maccabi Vale 2nd cruised to a 10-wicket victory as they demolished London Marshes Select at Chaseville CC.

After moving the stumps to and fro between two very unkempt wickets, the LMS captain decided on using the least dusty of the pitches. With LMV bowling first,it was obvious from the first ball that a) the wicket was poor and b) the opposition were even poorer.


NJCL Round-up

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2009

South Manchester look set to retain the NJCL title after a second demolition of Sedgley Park this season.

After last week’s cup exit to Maccabi, their only challengers for the title, South return to form in style.

Excellent bowling by Maccabiah bound Huddy Lieberman (4-3) and Jonny Lieberman (3-7) effectively ended the contest before it began.

An excellent of legspin from Sam Hassan (2-1) and a wicket for Rabinovitz ended the Sedgley innings on just 23 all out.

South took just four overs to reach their target and claim maximum points, retaining their unbeaten league season.


MAL edge out Belmont and Edgware in thriller

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2009

BECC II 197-8, MAL 201-7. MAL won by 3 wickets

MAL consolidated their position at the top of the Maccabi Sunday League, with a three wicket against Belmont & Edgware.

After inserting BECC, opening bowlers Yoav Lebens and Tony Wise started well, with both swinging the ball and extracting bounce.

Alex Ziff was soon back in the pavilion for a duck, as Wise trapped him in front. He was quickly followed by Simon Durban, bowled by a cracker from Lebens who sent leg stump flying out the ground.

Daniel Geey joined Warren Averbuch with the score on 16-2, and set about a rebuilding job.


Maturing colts ready to feel the heat out in the middle

July 2, 2009

The Team GB Youth cricket squad lost their final warm-up match against a more experienced side put out by Radlett Cricket Club. Radlett scored 235-7 in their 40 overs with Steven Allweis taking 3-44 and skipper Seb Schusman, Jake Reza Andrew Greenwall-Cohen and Daniel Cohen bagging a wicket apiece.

GB scored 183-6 with Jake Reza 44 not out and Alex Ziff 32 top-scoring. Joseph Greenwall-Cohen (31) and Scott Gerard made contributions.


Maccabi’s final jump

July 2, 2009

Manchester Maccabi produced one of the shocks of the season to set up a clash against holders Bury and Whitefield in the NJCL Cup final on September 6.

A 31-run victory saw league leaders South Manchester defeated for the first time this year. Opening pair Anthony Gellman (29) and Simon Jeffries (34) did most of the damage, putting on 82 for Maccabi’s first wicket. With Akiva Lieberman grabbing 3-37 runs, Maccabi set South a target of 160 to progress.


GB boys hold their own against Radlett

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2009

Team GB’s Junior Cricket team gave a good account of themselves in their final warm-up match against Radlett CC.

A dramatic weather change – that saw the pitch submerged in water on the Saturday night - was played in glorious sunshine on a road of a track with both sides intent on playing cricket the right way and in a fabulous spirit.


NJCL seen off by Heatons

June 30, 2009

A Northern Jewish Cricket (NJCL) Combined team from the Salford and Sedgley clubs took on the Heatons Muslims Community Trust (HMCT) in a friendly fixture on Sunday.

After clearing standing water from the pitch, a reduced 25 over a side match was played in a jovial atmosphere with both teams enjoying the spirit of the other.