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.


Champs in top form as Nomads crash

May 21, 2009

An unbeaten 70 from Yoav Lebens helped MAL maintain their winning start to the season as they eased past title rivals Casual Nomads in the Maccabi Sunday League.

In a match moved to Mill Hill after Shenley was deemed unplayable due to the rain, Nomads were asked to bat first. Openers Mark Aziz and captain Richard Ferrer started well until the latter was run out by Lebens with the score on 39.


BECC blown away by North London speedster

By Michael Blasebalk, May 12, 2009

Middlesex Sunday League Division 2: North London Muslims 156, Belmont & Edgware 101ao off 22.3 overs. BECC lost by 55 runs

BECC suffered a disappointing start to the Middlesex League season as a promising display with the ball was followed by a poor one with the bat.


MAL bypass Southgate

May 12, 2009

Maccabi Sunday League: MAL 199-8, Southgate 124. MAL won by 75 runs

Defending champions MAL started their Maccabi League campaign away to Southgate. On a hot day, Southgate skipper Richard Mitchell won the toss and invited MAL to bat first on what appeared to be an uneven surface.