Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Sri Lanka Tel Aviv move top

    Sri Lanka Tel Aviv moved top of the Division One table with a sixth win in seven matches, defeating Lod Rangers by 59 runs in Lod on Saturday.

    Batting first the Sri Lankan Tel Aviv middle order, led by Menaka (51) helped rebuild the innings of Rangers had picked up two early wickets.

    241 was always going to be a challenging target for the home side, and although they made a decent start, with all five of the top five batsmen reaching double figures, none were able to build on their starts, and with the lower folding without much fight, Rangers finished all out for 182.

    Sri Lanka Jerusalem's title hopes were dented as they fell one run short of their 163-run target against Ra'anana at Hadar Yosef, who managed to keep alive their hopes of a top four finish.

    A season which has already seen a tied match and a number of other very close finishes can now add a last-ball one-run finish to the records. Josh Evans (45) finally found some form for Ra'anana, who stumbled their way to 163 all out, Manju taking four for 30 for Jeruslaem.

    Probably a par score, Ra'anana needed early wickets to put their opponents under pressure, and despite a couple of dropped catches, Matt Hoffmann did pick up two early wickets. Evans and then picked up the crucial wicket of the hard-hitting Gayan (30), and although Manju (24) and Samith (42) rebuilt, the run rate continued to climb.

    Hoffmann returned for a final spell to claim both, leaving the new batsmen to knock off the final few runs required.

    Starting the final over needing 10 to tie which would have been enough for a win having lost less wickets, Hoffmann held his nerve, conceded only nine, to ensure his team the narrowest of wins.

    In Division Two, Be'er Sheva defeated Dimona C by 79 runs in Dimona.

Galleries

Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B

Monday, December 5, 2016
Scrabble FC vs Oakwood B
Sport news

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test

Danny Caro

Beer Sheva ready for Saints test
Sport news

London Lions - best team in the land

Danny Caro

Thursday, December 1, 2016

London Lions - best team in the land
Sport news

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4

Danny Caro

JC Team of the Week - the contenders: Nov 4
Sport news

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body

Stan Rose

Israeli cyclists praised by governing body
Sport news

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview

Danny Caro

Super Soccer Sunday week 13 preview
Sport news

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November

Danny Caro

Danny Caro's Monthly Awards: November
Sport news

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test

Danny Caro

Friday, December 2, 2016

Goldstein relishing Home Nations Test
Sport news

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...

Danny Caro

Danny Caro's Division 1 Team of the Week: Novem...