MAL show great promise

May 5, 2009

MAL warmed up for the Maccabi League season with an encouraging draw against a determined Highgate side.

Skipper Gavriel Lebens won the toss and elected to bat on a hard-looking wicket, with a nice flat outfield.

Openers Mark Landau and Russ Corin, on a rare return from Israel, took the score to 37 before Corin tried one big shot too many and was caught at mid-on for a hard-hitting 27.


Big Macc puts Vale and MAL on the back foot

By Danny Caro, April 30, 2009

While the main focus of the Jewish cricket season is the Maccabiah squads travelling to Israel in July, a number of teams in London will be looking to show their quality.

Fielding two senior XIs and a thriving colts section, London Maccabi Vale (LMV) will be the hardest hit of any Jewish cricket team with players involved at the Games. Adam Brand, Jerome Colmans, Richard Black, Andrew Daniels and Ryan Kangisser, along with juniors Andrew Greenwall Cohen, Joseph Greenwall Cohen and Daniel Cohen are away for the first half of the season.


Israeli and Arab kids team up — for cricket

By Jenni Frazer, April 30, 2009

Two weeks ago, if you had asked most children in southern Israel what they thought of cricket, the answer would have been a blank stare. But last week, thanks to a joint project by the Israel Cricket Association and the British charity, Cricket for Change, the response was overwhelming. As the old 10CC song had it: “I don’t like cricket. I LOVE it!”


Near-perfect Bury ease home

April 29, 2009

A magnificent five-fer from Mark Levington helped Bury bowl out Maccabi for just 103.

Tight bowling from Josh Rose 3-15 also contributed. In Reply a steady start from Andrew Niman and David first helped Bury put on 40 for the first wicket. Once Niman was out Natan Fagleman hit an unbeaten 36 to ease Bry home with five overs to spare.

David First finished on 37 not out. A near faultless performance means Bury take home a nearly maximum 23 points.


Leeds win despite Pfeffer heroics

By Zevi Saunders, April 29, 2009

Leeds comfortably beat an under-strength Sedgley side on a batsman-friendly wicket in the opening game of the NJCL season.

After losing early wickets, Sedgley racked up a score of 166 all out mainly due to an outstanding unbeaten 70 from new skipper Michael Pfeffer. He shared in 50 partnerships with Jonny Hart who made an accomplished 22 and Dazzler who made 17.

The pick of the Leeds bowlers were Dobkin and Goldberg who each took three wickets.


Steady start for South

April 29, 2009

It was a steady start for South Manchester on Sunday as they began their defence of the title with a five wicket win against new boys Salford.

After winning the toss, Salford were asked to bat on a slow pitch. Veteran Jonny Wineberg (14) held the innings together, despite straining a hamstring early on, but the remaining batsmen had no answer to the pace of the Lieberman brothers who finished with five wickets between them.

A couple of wickets from Rabinovitz and two in two balls from Steve Moss finished the Salford innings on 113.


Power play and Twenty20 vision, Manchester is the place to be

April 23, 2009

Defending league and Twenty20 champions South Manchester Maccabi, Bury and Whitefield and Manchester Maccabi look set to be the teams to beat as the 2009 Northern Jewish Cricket League season gets under way on Sunday.

Six clubs will contest the league with a famous name from the past rejoining. Salford Jewish Cricket Club, which disbanded in 2002 after winning four consecutive Harry Cowan Cups and the double in 2000, have been reformed by Robert Marks, son of former Salford captain, David, and Daniel Paul.


LMV win six-a-side title

April 6, 2009

A brutal last over assault from Adam Brand saw London Maccabi Vale crowned champions of the Harrow Indoor six-a-side cricket league Division Three after they pipped title rivals West Harrow to the post in a thrilling finale.

LMV entered their final 'must win game' against the other unbeated side in the division.


Klinger out

April 2, 2009

Prolific batsman Michael Klinger has had his route into the English county game blocked by changes to work permit regulations.

Tipped for an Ashes call-up, the South Australia star is ineligible as he does not hold an EU passport and is yet to represent his country.

Citing the reason for his frustrations, Klinger said: “You need an Australian contract and either played one Test match in the last 24 months, 15 combined one-dayers, Twenty20s in the last 24 months or be in the most recent Australian touring squad.”


Brand goes it alone as LMV near title dream

March 19, 2009

London Maccabi Vale are one game away from winning the Harrow Indoor six-a-side league Division Three after a man-of-the-match display from Adam Brand saw them beat Harrow St Marys.

HSM scored 148 in 10 overs with only GB Maccabiah bowler Andrew Daniels coming away with any credit.

In reply, Brand set off briskly, initially making a compulsory retirement on 25. Jacob Freedman and Daniels upped the scoring before the latter sacrificed his wicket to enable Brand to return.