Super siblings head over heels

June 19, 2009

ACROBATICS Sisters Ashleigh and Amanda Tropp continue to take the world of acrobatics by storm.

Ashleigh paired up with Sophie Ryan to take bronze in Prep A Ladies Pairs at the Inter-Regional Club Championship in Southampton.
Representing London in the 2009 British NDP Acrobatic finals in Stoke-on-Trent, Amanda and her partner Jessica Gordon-Brown came fourth. After winning the London Preliminaries in March, they competed in Grade 1 Ladies Pairs and performed a 2.5 minute routine, scoring 26.25 in a high-class field. They missed out on the bronze medal by 0.10.


Klinger in the A-team

By Dan Goldberg, June 4, 2009

Prolific batsman Michael Klinger has been selected to represent Australia A for the first time.

Klinger, 28, will play two four-day matches against Pakistan in July.

The selection comes shortly after the South Australian star won the 2009 State Player of the Year award after scoring more than 1,600 runs.

“My dream is to play Test cricket for Australia,” said Klinger. “But this is definitely a stepping stone to where I want to get to.”


Brilliant Brand reaches landmark

June 4, 2009

Maccabiah-bound Adam Brand has reached 12,000 runs for London Maccabi Vale. The right-handed batsman recently scored a century for the MCC.

LMV chairman Terry Hyman said: “It is a phenomenal achievement. Adam has shown such wonderful commitment to the club for such a long time and this is an example to all who play for the club.”

Richard Black (39) top-scored as LMV 1st beat Eastcote by six wickets in a friendly. Ryan Kangisser took 5-21 as LMV dismissed Eastcote for 138.


Cricket revolution a big hit with Israel kids

June 4, 2009

In the region of 100 children aged six and upwards, from Zichron Yaakov in the North, Be’er Sheva in the South, and central areas descended on Hadar Yosef Sports Stadium as the Israel Cricket Association launched their revamped development program.

The scheme will be spearheaded by former Belmont & Edgware all-rounder Herschel Gutman, who recently arrived in Israel to take up his position as national coach and development officer.


South destroy Bury

By Zevi Saunders, June 2, 2009

A brilliant all round team performance meant that South Manchester kept their title ambitions on track. Put into bat by Bury on a difficult batting wicket, South lost Rosenblum early, but that just brought Akiva Lieberman to the crease, who with Andrew Feldman, tore into the bowling attack.

No bowler was immune as Akiva Lieberman hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in his knock of 80. His dismissal just brought brother Dan Lieberman to the crease who continued where Akiva left off.


No go for Nomads

June 1, 2009

Casual Nomads were beaten in a friendly by Mill Hill Village. A stylish knock of 37 from Andy Finlay, playing his first game of the season, and a breezy 30 from Andy Landesberg saw Nomads post a competitive total. Despite a marvellous spell of controlled aggression with the ball which brought teenager Moshe Sulzbacher 4-36, Nomads could not remove the home side's hard-hitting opener who brought up his century in the penultimate over, leaving the visitors four wickets short of victory.


LMV up against it

June 1, 2009

A poor batting display led to London Maccabi Vale 2nd losing their third league match of the season in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

Jonathan Lederman (33 not out) was the top-scorer as they were dismissed for 125 against Haryom. An excellent spell from Jeffrey Permutt proved in vain as Haryom won with several overs to spare.

Maccabiah-bound Adam Brand has reached 12,000 runs for LMV. The right-handed batsman recently scored a century for the MCC.


Four in a row for MAL

June 1, 2009

MAL CC recorded their fourth consecutive victory with a five wicket sucess over an Ickleford CC side comprising a number of promising colts.

Ickleford won the toss and elected to bat, and got off to a decent start with Howard and Morris picking up singles and the odd boundary, though Landau and Jenne bowled good opening spells. Jenne soon made the breakthrough as Gelley held on to a good catch at short cover diving forward, before bowling Draper.


Evans steers Belmont to comfortable win

May 27, 2009

Jon Evans took three wickets and smashed an impressive 54 not out to steer Belmont & Edgware CC to an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Bharat Olympians.

Saul Weitzman helped himself to impressive figures of 3-29 as Belmont started off on fire in the field. One wicket apiece from Gideon Restan and Neil Myeroff put them in command.

After two more wickets, courtesy of Richie Wienburg, Evans finished the pick of the Belmont attack with figures of 3-17 to reduce Bharat to 137 all out.


Klinging on

May 21, 2009

Michael Klinger has been named captain of Australia’s Maccabiah team after missing out on the Ashes squad, writes Danny Caro.

The Sheffield Shield star, 28, was overlooked despite one of his best season’s with the bat for South Australia Redbacks. He finished as leading scorer with 1,203 runs, the most by an SA batsman in one season, and won State Player of the Year.

Klinger will captain Australia’s 13-man squad although his availability to play in Israel for the first time since 1997 depends on potential state or international commitments.