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.


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.


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.


Kings for a day as Belmont & Edgware look to the future

July 10, 2008

The first Jewish Schools cricket tournament, The Belmont & Edgware Schools Cricket Cup, was won this week by King Solomon when they beat the Jewish Free School in the

Played at the Met Police Sports Ground in Bushey, in the first round  KSS scored 117-6 in their 20 overs to beat Hasmonean School (83-7) whilst JFS (119-5) beat Immanuel College (73-8).

In the final, JFS batted first and scored 89-8 and in a tense finish, KSS passed their total with the last ball of the match.


Manchester go top of the pack

July 8, 2008

League title challengers Manchester Maccabi went top of the Northern Jewish Cricket league as they continued their impressive season in a game that somehow escaped most of the poor weekend weather.


Vale standing firm at the top

June 27, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League Division One with a three-wicket victory over West Harrow.

Neil Lederman (4-26) and Alex Gold (3-54) were their top performers as LMV restricted West Harrow to 173. Ryan Kangisser, Adam Brand and Adam
Brami were the other wicket takers.


Six-hitting Springboks put to the test

By Rob Steen, June 20, 2008

My greatest ever Jewish cricket XI needs every bit of help it can get

Next month, as part of Israel’s 60th birthday celebrations, a unique Israel team that will include a collection of Jewish cricketers from South Africa, Australia, Ireland and India will take on an India A squad. Here, Rob Steen selects his greatest ever Jewish XI


Ritterman treble in vain for BECC

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2008

A hat-trick from Australian all-rounder Bronson Ritterman was not enough to help Belmont & Edgware 1st from slipping to their second defeat in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

The Maccabi Ajax player from Melbourne took wickets with three consecutive deliveries on his way to figures of 4-44. Skipper Richie Wienburg also took four wickets but the team was blown away by Harrow St Mary’s who finished on 271-9. Bowler Saul Weitzman top-scored with 34 as BECC were skittled out for 134.


Kangisser cleans up as college boys wilt

June 13, 2008

London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League first division with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Birkbeck College in Bushey.

Fast bowler Ryan Kangisser was the hero of the day as he put in a devastating spell, including two wickets in two balls in the first over of the day. Both victims were bowled via swinging deliveries, and were seen leaving the field with looks of confusion on their faces.


Ton-up Brand on song as Vale hammer Eastcote

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2008

A fine all-round display from Adam Brand saw London Maccabi Vale 1st cruise to an eight-wicket win against Middlesex Premier League side Eastcote.

Tight bowling from Andrew Daniels and captain Jon Galloway helped LMV restrict an Eastcote team featuring two Saturday 1st XI players to 199-3. Brand chipped in with two wickets including a caught and bowled. Daniels returned to pick up a wicket with Jacob Holden and Alex Gold unlucky to finish wicketless.