Ram­pant Lieber­man puts Sal­ford to the sword

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT -

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.”

Daniel Field fired a cen­tury for Sus­sex in the BCEW T20 quar­ter-fi­nal against Metro. The for­mer Mac­cabi GB Sports­man of the Year hit 14 bound­aries and one six in a 38-ball 103. The match ended in a tie af­ter Field was run out off the fi­nal ball of a match for vis­ually im­paired play­ers.

Lon­don Mac­cabi Vale un­der­nine’s ended their sea­son with nar­row de­feats against Winch­more Hill and South­gate Ade­laide

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