Clinical Cohen puts South in seventh heaven
CRICKET A match-winning knock from David Cohen lifted South Manchester to third in the Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League with a sevenwicket success over Salford Blue Jays.
Josh Henry and Rafi Dines got Salford off to a steady start, but they could not put away some initial tight South bowling.HenrysoonfelltoDavidCohenwhile Josh Oehley accounted for Wineberg moments later. That brought Mohammad Arif to the crease and he took the South attack to task. South’s bowling and fielding quickly fell apart as he and Dansky added valuable runs.
When Dansky fell for a patient 39, it brought the big-hitting Imtiaz Ahmed t o t he crease and together they flailed the South attack to all parts. Arif finally fell for an excellent 70, being one of Oehley’s three victims.
Some late-order hitting from Usman Ali took Salford’s total to a formidable 214-6 by the close, with extras adding another 26 to the total.
South started their reply well with RabinovitzandAkivaLiebermanputting on 52 for the first wicket before Rabinovitz (28) lofted a catch to Shahin.
That brought the in-form Simon Jeffries to the crease and he and Lieberman (58) put on 85 for the second wicket before Lieberman was trapped in front by Qasim. South were going well and at the half-way point, had reached 116. Cohen then took up the mantle and despatched the Salford bowling around the ground in an unbeaten 55, which included 10 fours and a six.
Jeffries fell for 30, but Oehley saw them home with some big-hitting with three overs to spare to boost their Division Three promotion hopes.
Binny Feinmesser’s maiden half century could not stop MAL from going down to their first defeat of the Middlesex Sunday League season.
Feinmesser’s patient 50 helped MAL register 126, but Punjab Warriors eased home by six wickets.
There was also disappointment for Belmont & Edgware