Brilliant Brand fills his boots


Adam Brand continued his preparations for the 19th Maccabiah Games by blasting an incredible 200 not out to steer London Maccabi Vale to victory in the Middlesex Sunday League.

The Team GB captain came to the crease after 10 overs, joining opening batsman Danny Caro, and together the pair took the game away from Rajput Saraj, adding 261 for the second wicket.

Brand smashed 10 sixes and 25 boundaries in a belligerent innings and passed the 200-mark with an overthrow on the final ball of the 40th over as LMV finished on 329-3.

LMV went on to win by 199 runs, with Jonathan Freedman, Michael Ziff, Jordan Urban and Joseph Greenwall-Cohen each taking two wickets.

LMV captain Neil Lederman said: "It was a brilliant win to kickstart our Middlesex League season, showing that even though the club has put a lot of resources into the colts set-up over the last few seasons, sometimes it takes a couple of experienced players to get the job done.

"It was a great knock from our now senior statesman in the side. We can only hope he takes this form into the Chess Valley League, which we have entered for the first time this year, and on to the Maccabiah where we both hope to be bringing back a medal."

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