We’ll fin­ish the job in style, says Lederman

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

CRICKET NEIL Lederman is con­fi­dent Lon­don Mac­cabi Vale will claim their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Chess Val­ley League pro­mo­tion af­ter an im­pres­sive 89-run vic­tory over North Mymms.

Lederman was “sur­prised” LMV were asked to bat first by a pre­vi­ously un­beaten North Mymms team, but open­ers Mark Lan­dau and Joseph Green­wall Cohen took to the task with rel­ish.

Lan­dau smashed 12 runs from the first over and the pair added 50 runs in nine overs. Green­wall Cohen’s de­par­ture saw Adam Brand join the ac­tion and, af­ter a cou­ple of early scares, he cut loose in typ­i­cal fashion, adding 97 runs in 17 overs with Lan­dau (75) who made his top score since join­ing from MAL.

A score close to 300 looked on the cards as LMV moved on to 164 from 27 overs, but a mid-order col­lapse was halted by use­ful con­tri­bu­tions from Grant Rein­gold and Ben­jamin Lederman, with Brand even­tu­ally fall­ing for 73 as LMV closed on 267.

North Mymms’s Herts Pre­mier opener tucked into the An­drew Green­wall-Cohen, but a dev­as­tat­ing spell from Ben­jamin Lederman kept LMV in charge.

Fresh from get­ting four wick­ets against the same club for Radlett the pre­vi­ous day, Lederman bowled his best spell of the sea­son, al­low­ing Green­wall Cohen to ben­e­fit with the first wicket, with Joseph Green­wall Cohen pouch­ing a catch at mid-off. Two more quick wick­ets fell, with An­drew Green­wal­lCo­hen and Rein­gold cap­i­tal­is­ing.

Joseph Green­wall - Cohen-joined the at­tack and was re­warded with

two wick­ets in as many balls, with Jonny Gould and wick­et­keeper Rus­sell Corin show­ing a safe pair of hands, in­clud­ing the North Mymms opener who fell for an ef­fort­less 77.

Brand bowled with great con­trol and guile, go­ing for only 21 off his nine overs. He capped an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance with a well-judged catch run­ning back­wards off Ben Lederman, who was brought back to clean up the tail as the vis­i­tors were dis­missed off the last ball of the in­nings.

Lederman said: “There was a great all-round dis­play in the field, es­pe­cially from Adam Spooner and Grant Rein­gold.

“We never took our foot of the pedal and put a lot of pres­sure on all the Mymms top-order.

“Lan­dau, Joseph Green­wall Cohen and Brand did an ex­cel­lent job set­ting such a plat­form and Ben­jamin Lederman showed us that, when he tries, he is un­playable at this level.

“If we can beat St. John’s Wood, we’ll take another huge step for­ward for the fu­ture strength of this club.”


MAL all-rounder Yoav Lebens was among the wick­ets against Kens­ing­ton & Chelsea, but a poor bat­ting per­for­mance dented their Mid­dle­sex League hopes

Adam Brand

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