Cricket

Bury stand in the way of South’s treble charge

August 1, 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 25, 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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Vale taught a lesson by UCS Old Boys

July 21, 2008

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

LMV skipper Jon Galloway won the toss and made first use of a green Rowley Lane strip. Openers Danny Caro and Paul Durban took time to settle but they accelerated to good affect, putting on 120 for the first wicket.

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Landau in full flow as Edgwarebury hold on

July 21, 2008

For 16 years FZY/MAL players, family and friends have headed west to tour, originally for 3 or 4 matches, but they're now down to one token match without next of kin, just to keep the tradition going. This year they played a single match on a picturesque postage stamp of a ground with a view of Glastonbury Tor to the west (how joyous to see a Tor on Tour!).

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Jonty can’t save Israel

July 18, 2008

An invitational Israel XI, featuring Jonty Rhodes and Adam Bacher, lost the first two one-day matches against India A in Ashdod in a series organised as part of the celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary.

The Israel team was made up of Jewish cricketers from around the world, including players from Australia, Ireland, India, South Africa as well as former international star Rhodes.

Israel were dismissed for 52 in the opener as India won by nine wickets. Rhodes, 38, and former Ireland captain Jason Molins top-scored with 11.

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South hold their nerve to deny Sedgley

July 15, 2008

South Manchester picked up their first silverware for many years when they defeated Sedgley Park in an exciting Twenty/20 match between the two unbeaten sides  at Scholes field.

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Job done as MAL taste Twenty20 joy

July 15, 2008

MAL remain on course to complete the double after winning the Maccabi Twenty20 competition, beating Southgate in the final of a four-team event in Bushey.

They reached the final after beating Casual Nomads in the semis. With an early start it was no surprise that Nomads asked MAL to bat first on what looked to be a decent, albeit slightly damp, pitch. Gavriel Lebens’ team got off to a cautious start, with the Nomads openers extracting extravagant movement off the pitch.

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