Cricket

MAL clinch the treble

September 16, 2008

MAL completed the Maccabi League treble after beating Southgate by seven wickets to win the playoff final.

Southgate skipper Richard Mitchell won the toss and elected to bat first.

The batsmen struggled to exert any pressure on MAL stalwarts Charlie Sherrard (1-29) and Tony Wise (2-15) who conceded just 44 runs in 16 overs.

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MAL close in on treble dream

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2008

The first semi-final of the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League playoffs took place on Sunday, with Casual Nomads taking on MAL at Old Camdenians.

On a pitch that looked relatively lively, MAL skipper Mark Landau opted to bat to take advantage of good overhead conditions and a strong batting line up. The decision looked to have backfired early on as MAL slipped to 76-6 inside the first 20 overs, with only Yoav Lebens showing any resistance, his 35 including some crisp hitting.

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Captain Colmans keeps LMV in title contention

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2008

A captain's knock of 81 from Jerome Colmans proved decisive as London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their Middlesex Sunday League Division One title hopes with a hard fought 16-run victory over Belmont & Edgware.

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Another victory for MAL

By Mark Landau, August 7, 2008

MAL continued their impressive 2008 season with a 5 wicket victory over Regals CC at the Trailfinders Sports Ground in West Ealing on Sunday.

On a surprisingly playable surface given the amount of rain that had fallen during the course of the morning, skipper Gav Lebens inserted Regals, looking to take advantage of any movement.

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Majestic MAL wrap up Maccabi title

July 31, 2008

MAL secured the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League title with a three-wicket victory over Chigwell.

The evergreen Charlie Sherrard removed both Chigwell openers in his first spell. The first was caught at first slip by Yoav Lebens before he bowled Murray for 17. Brad Ormsby began to look dangerous with a few well-struck boundaries. However, with the field set back, he fell into the trap and was caught by Grant Traub for 25 off Yoni Schurder's bowling.

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Bury stand in the way of South’s treble charge

July 31, 2008

South Manchester Maccabi will take on Bury in the NJCL final after both sides claimed victories in their respective semi-finals.

South kept alive their treble hopes with a hard fought victory over Manchester Maccabi. South's bowling was cleverly rotated by skipper Barry Price with Elliot Shiers (3-29), Jonny Lieberman, Harry Rosenblum and David Cohen keeping the run rate down and wickets tumbling. Anthony Gellman played a controlled innings of 38 before lofting a catch to Shiers as Manchester were dismissed for 118.

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Majestic MAL do the double

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2008

MAL secured the Barratts Maccabi Sunday League title with victory over Chigwell at Mill Hill on Sunday.

Chigwell won the toss and had no hesitation in deciding to bat. Charlie Sherrard removed both openers in his first spell the first caught at first slip by Yoav Lebens, before he had Murray clean bowled for 17. This brought Brad Ormsby to the crease who began to look dangerous with a few well struck fours. However he fell into the trap with the field set back and was caught by Grant Traub for 25 off Yoni Schurder's bowling.

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Bury stand in the way of South's treble dream

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2008
Bury will meet South Manchester in the NJCL final after both sides claimed victories in their respective semi-finals.

Bury eased past holders Sedgley by seven wickets with 17 overs to spare. With a strong batting line up Sedgley duly elected to bat having won the toss. This seemed a good decision as they scored 14 of the first over but then the bubble burst. Josh Rose ripped out the top order with an excellent spell of left-arm bowling to finish with 4-23 off six overs. His final wicket an excellent delivery to clean up dangerman Shaya Rabinowits for a duck.

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LMV 2nds come close

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2008

LMV 2nd suffered their second one-wicket defeat of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two campaign when they were edged out by Southall.

They almost turned what looked like being a thrashing into an unlikely win at Rowley Lane. From the depths of 5-3 and 97-6, they made a respectable 167.

LMV won the toss and batted on a used pitch, no excuses could be made though as the top order collapsed leaving David Freedman and Simon Sattin to try and rebuild the innings. They managed to take the score to 97-5 before Freedy was tired out for a well swatted 31.

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Vale taught a lesson by old boys network

July 24, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st's Middlesex Sunday League Division One title hopes suffered a setback when they were beaten by UCS Old Boys.

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