Rampant Lieberman puts Salford to the sword
CRICKET A superb innings from Akiva Lieberman inspired promotionchasing South Manchester to a crushing 185-run victory over Salford.
South lost Shai Rabinovitz cheaply, but then took complete control of the match as a 230-run partnership between Steven Allweis and Lieberman guided them to 242 before the fall of the next wicket.
Lieberman was in imperious form and struck 19 fours and six sixes in an unbeaten 158 as the Salford bowlers could do nothing but watch as he completely dominated the attack.
Allweis took on the supporting role and hit four fours in his 56 before falling to Wynick. Some late hitting from Mike Filson and Dan Lieberman saw South reach an 292–5 off their 40 overs. Only Salford’s Pakter (1-38) came away with respectable figures.
Salford fared little better with the bat. This time it was Allweis the bowler who caused all sorts of problems. His 4-14 put Salford on the back foot and Lieberman chipped in with a couple of wickets.
It was only the big hitting Lee Olsberg (25) who managed to keep South at bay for a short period, but Dan Paul took the final wicket to end Salford’s resistance on 107.
Adam Jacobs praised his Belmont & Edgware team for a “fantastic effort” as they won a high-scoring encounter against Chigwell Synagogue.
Youngsters Benjamin Feigenbaum and Sam Feigenbaum played their part, with Benjamin claiming a run-out and Sam his first wicket for the club as Chigwell reached 218-7 off 35 overs.
Elliott Mayer continued his rich vein of form with a match-winning 91, including a 59-run partnership with Steven Altmann-Richer. Alex Katseph finally broke through Mayer’s defences and it was left to Jacobs to hit the winning boundary off Danny Myers.
Jacobs said: “Our spirits never dropped in the field and we dragged them back with some disciplined death bowling.
“To chase such an imposing target with more than seven overs to spare must be regarded as a highlight of recent years.”
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