Akiva the in­spi­ra­tion for South

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

CRICKET Akiva Lieber­man gave the Wilm­slow at­tack a bru­tal bat­ter­ing as South Manch­ester’s Greater Manch­ester Cricket League pro­mo­tion hopes gath­ered mo­men­tum with a 232-run vic­tory.

Lieber­man ar­rived at the crease with his­team­tee­teringon58-4and­pro­duced a game-chang­ing knock of 170, in­clud­ing 21 bound­aries and seven sixes to steer South to 304-7 from 40 overs.

He was ably sup­ported by Josh Oehley (34), with Loz New­man, Steven All­weis and David Co­hen mak­ing use­ful con­tri­bu­tions.

South pressed home their ad­van­tage early on with Oehley dis­miss­ing the dan­ger­ous Kazi for 23. All­weis teased the Wilm­slow bats­men with his spin tak­ing 3-26 and it was left to Dan Glicher 2-1 and Dan Paul to mop up the tail to com­plete oneof the­most­com­pre­hen­sive­vic­to­ries in South’s his­tory.

Grant Pak­ter was the star per­former as Sal­ford Blue Jays se­cured their third winof theGMACLsea­son­afterthrash­ing Foresters.

His fiery spell helpd SBJ skit­tle Foresters for a pal­try 62, with Jonny Wineberg claim­ing 3-14.

Pak­ter fin­ished un­beaten on 24 as SBJ cruised home in the 14th over.

Adam Ja­cobs was “pleased” with Bel­mont & Edg­ware’s all-round per­for­mance in the six-wicket de­feat against Graces. El­liott Mayer (31) top-scored in a to­tal of 130-6 on a test­ing pitch at Old Ly­oni­ans. Graces crawled to 42 with­out loss from 17 overs and al­though three quick­fire wick­ets from Si­mon Bra­ham gave BECC a life­line, Graces held firm to seal vic­tory in the 33rd over.

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