Last-wicket pair save MAL in thriller


MAL played out an entertaining drawn game with their landlords, Old Camdenians, on Sunday.

Skipper Yoav Lebens won the toss and chose to field, and the Old Cams batters were soon under pressure at 7-3, with good catching in the slip cordon from Mark Landau and Jack Winton, followed up by Lebens hitting the stumps, giving the skipper the first three wickets.

Lebens and Chris Tomasewski kept the pressure on throughout their opening spells, with Michael Klinger and Neil Myeroff continuing the good work, Klinger taking the fourth wicket as the batsman shouldered arms to one that nipped back and broke a bail.

Harry Gravett rebuilt sensibly with Fisher until Gravett was bowled by Ami Wymbourne for 49, anf Fisher fell in similar fashion for 13.

Junior Maccabiah player Jack Winton picked up a wicket with his first ball for the club, bowling Jaffer for 6. Billy Gravett and Roger Gravett batted very sensibly and accelerated, with young Billy going through to 52 not out. Roger Gravett declared the innings closed on 194-7 from 47 overs.

Landau and Winton began the reply brightly, taking the score to 35 before Winton was caught and bowled for 7.

Simon Levy was LBW first ball, but Lebens and Landau steadied the ship and took the score to 63 before Lebens nicked Billy Gravett behind for 7.

Chris Tomasewski was aggressive from the outset as the fourth wicket pair added 74, both striking the ball well, and Landau going through to another half century. Tomasewski was bowled by Billy Gravett for 39, and Wymbourne bowled by Roger Gravett for 1.

Landau was eventually LBW to Billy Gravett for 66 (10 x 4, 1 x 6), and with wickets having tumbled it was down to the last pair to secure the draw. Neil Myeroff and Alan Levinson batted out more than six overs for the draw.

It was a tense finish to a game played in a great spirit.

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