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.


First-wicket pair helps Nomads romp home

May 11, 2009

Maccabi Sunday League: Casual Nomads 322-6, Chigwell 140-9, Nomads won by 182 runs

A sensational 225-run second-wicket partnership between Jerome Roith and Mark Aziz secured a comfortable win for Casual Nomads in their first league game of the season.

After winning the toss, Nomads had no hesitation in making first use of a typically docile Shenley batting track under blazing sunshine.


Depleted BECC hold their own

May 5, 2009

A greatly depleted Belmont & Edgware 1st team played their first game of the season against Middlesex League Division One side Graces, after the previous week's opposition cancelled.

New captain Michael Blasebalk won the toss and decided to bat. On 39-1, opener Jeremy Freeman (30) was joined by Simon Durban (34) and together they moved the score to 77-2. Captain Blasebalk (12), Richie Weinburg (21) and Nick McCleod (12) all helped move the score on. Unfortunately new member Michael Ziff ran out of partners in the 38th over and finished on 12 not out, with the score on 156.


Salford edge past Sedgley

May 5, 2009

On an overcast, blustery day, Salford met Sedgley Park at Woodbank Park in Stockport for their second match of the season. After winning the toss, Salford elected to bowl on the newly laid strip that was holding a lot of moisture. Salford captain Daniel Paul opened the bowling with some accurate deliveries and, with Alex Woolfstein partnering him they set about bowling a tight line to restrict Sedgley openers Davidi Neumann and Michael Pfeffer.


Permenator destroys Edmonton

May 5, 2009

Friendly: LMV 2nd 200, Edmonton 155. LMV won by 45 runs

After some discussion about which Edmonton team we would be playing we ended up with the right result in both senses as we got our season off to a winning start against their Sunday 2nd team. Having been hit round the park for over 300 in our last visit it was good to be on the smaller pitch, against the right standard team!

Having won 75 per cent of tosses last season, normal service was resumed as captain Jonathan Lederman lost the toss and LMV were asked to bat.


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!”