Clin­i­cal Co­hen puts South in sev­enth heaven

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY JC RE­PORTER

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

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