The Jewish Chronicle

Blasebalk given new lease of life

- BY JC REPORTER

CRICKET BELMONT & Edgware (BECC) stalwart Michael Blasebalk has spoken of his relief about returning to playing following a serious illness.

Blasebalk returned to action for the Chess

Valley League

Division Five team just two weeks after abdominal surgery.

The wicketkeep­erbatsman marked his comeback by becoming only third BECC player to reach 2,000 runs for the club, claiming to be “only the third player to achieve this landmark”.

Blasebalk joined BECC in 1995 and has gone on to make 200 appearance­s for the club. He captained them for 10 seasons and was also chairman for two. Blasebalk also holds the club record for catches (60).

“When it comes to Jewish cricket nowadays, I don’t think there are many players that have played as many games, especially for just one club,” said Blasebalk.

“But none of this would have been possible without the prayers and support of my friends and family.” Michael Blasebalk

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