Vale ousted in Stan­dard

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

LON­DON Mac­cabi Vale 1st bowed out of the Evening Stan­dard Chal­lenge Tro­phy af­ter los­ing their first round clash against Kneb­worth by six wick­ets. Last sea­son’s Stu­art Neils Cup na­tional win­ners failed to de­fend a to­tal of 210-8.

Bel­mont&Edg­ware1st madeaw­in­ning start on their re­turn to the Mid­dle­sex Sun­day League Di­vi­sion One. They dis­missed Bharat Olympians for a pal­try 92 at Par­miters with cap­tain Richie Wien­burg (5-32) the chief tor­men­tor. The South African legspin­ner capped a fine dis­play by claim­ing a hat-trick and was ably sup­ported by Saul Weitz­man, Gavin Di­a­mond, Ed­ward Davis, Neil Myeroff and Stu­art Davis.

For­mer Aus­tralian Mac­cabiah star Bron­son Rit­ter­man (49) and Daniel Dur­ban eased BECC past the win­ning tar­get for the loss of one wicket. The pair cut lose with a se­ries of sixes as BECC won in 20 overs.

There were open­ing day wins for New­lands & North­wood, MAL and South­gate in the Bar­ratts Mac­cabi Sun­day Cricket League.

MAL pulled off the re­sult of the day with a dra­matic nine-wicket win against de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Ca­sual No­mads. Hav­ing elected to bat first, No­mads set off in search of a good score with Brett Si­mon scor­ing a breezy 67. The de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons col­lapsed from 100-3 to 131 with ex­cel­lent field­ing and catch­ing com­ple­mented by fine spells from Mark Lan­dau (4-17), and Grant Traub (3-7).

MAL eased home for the loss of one wicket with four overs to spare with un­beaten pair Tony Wise (47) and Lan­dau (44) get­ting the sea­son off to a fly­ing start.

New boys Barnet re­ceived a warm wel­come from New­lands and North­wood at Dur­rants OMT with the home side amass­ing 223-8. Vet­eran open­ing bats­man Benny Wolpe (114) hit the first cen­tury of the new Mac­cabi sea­son. In re­ply Barnet came up well short limp­ing to just 69.

S o u t h g a t e made easy work o f a d e p l e t e d Bel­mont & Edg­ware 2nd. Led by Michael Blase­balk (36), the vis­i­tors strug­gled early on be­fore push­ing to­wards the hun­dred mark. A late or­der col­lapse started by the ex­cel­lent bowl­ing of Ray Bean (5-33) and son Paul Bean (3-22) halted the charge with BECC mak­ing just 130. Keith Aizen adding 31.

The South­gate in­nings fal­tered for the most part with Lee Stu­art man­ag­ing 29 but with his demise, the home side looked in trou­ble at 65-4. Cap­tain Richard Mitchell hit a flu­ent 22 be­fore be­ing caught at slip by which time on 19 were re­quired and the home side got home with 14 overs to spare.

Fifer: Richie Wien­burg

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