London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club


London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 2nd XI v Haryom on Sun 06 Jun 2010 at 13.30
London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club Won By 1 wicket

Match report Haryom - 150 All Out (Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40, Andrew Greenwall Cohen 2-8)

LMV 2nd XI – 151-9 (Nigel “Ronnie” Rothband 93)

LMV 2nd XI finally got their 1st league win of the season with an extremely close “Squeaky Bum Time” victory over Haryom at Rowley Lane.

LMV won the toss and with a team consisting of 9 Bowlers, 1 Batter and 1 Keeper, duly inserted Haryom. Jonathan Freedman opened up with an extremely accurate spell and was soon rewarded with an early wicket clean bowling Sid. Daniel Cohen at the other end was struggling a little (not in the talking department though) and after 4 overs was replaced by his Junior Maccabiah, cohort Andrew Greenwall Cohen. AGC produced a superb spell of accurate bowling of 7 overs 2 maidens, 8 runs and 2 wickets. Simon Renshaw took over from Freedy and despite some extremely unfortunate edges that went to the boundary took 3-40 in an excellent 8 over spell; in addition he also took a superbly judged running catch on the long on boundary. Freedy came back for a second spell and took 2 further wickets to finish with 3-22 from 7 overs and with Captain Jonathan Lederman taking the final wicket, Haryom had been dismissed for 150, which on a lightning fast outfield was well below a par score.

The downside of bowling first at Rowley Lane is that the wicket can sometimes get a bit low in the second half of the match, and with the LMV batting not at its strongest, even this score was always going to be a challenge, and so it proved.

Maccabiah veteran Nigel Rothband opened up with Mark Spanjar and some accurate bowling from Ash, who bowled 4 consecutive maidens, kept the run rate down. A change of bowling at the other end led to a breakthrough as Spanjar & Benjamin Lederman fell in quick succession to Manoj. However Rothband was now starting to open up and he and Dan Caplan added 31 together before Caplan became Manoj’s 3rd victim, with the score at 61-3. Rothband was by this time in serious pain having “done a groin”, and was also suffering having Benjamin Lederman as his “runner”. Despite this he and Leders snr started to take the initiative away from the Haryom bowling adding 41 together, including Rothband reaching a well deserved 50, before a gozunder did for Leders, 102-4.

It soon became 105-5 when Daniel Cohen’s batting at the wicket wasn’t quite up to his talking about his batting off the wicket, as he was clean bowled requiring only the minimum of ink usage by the scorer to put a neat round circle next to his name. This brought our bowling star AGC to the crease, he and Rothband added 27 taking the score to 132 before AGC was bowled. 4 wickets remaining 19 runs required, Nigel still at the crease but now in real discomfort. More discomfort followed as his son Harry was bowled with only 1 run added to the score, 3 wickets left 18 required, none of the crowd were leaving early from this match!

A superb shot over wide mid on by Nigel took him to 93 and the sore to 138, but next ball he is caught, having previously been dropped twice in quick succession, bringing to an end a really outstanding inning and robbing him of what would have been a well deserved ton. 2 wickets left 13 to win. 2 runs later and Simon Renshaw is cleaned bowled (8 LMV batsman cleaned bowled), brings Adam Morris to the wicket to join Jonathan Freedman. Morris facing, 5 wides to take the score to 145. Next over a nerveless 4 by Freedman, imperiously smashing the ball through cover off a no ball, brings the score level. Next ball a dubious leg side wide gives LMV victory by 1 wicket. The crowd go crazy, no the crowd go home.

A great win, only made possible by a brilliant Nigel Rothband performance.

Many thanks to Brendon for umpiring at the business end for the whole match and to TeeCee for scoring. Thanks also to Marta and Velina for a fantastic tea.

Next stop, Southgate for another league match, this time against Harrow St Mary’s

Haryom Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
150 (0.0 overs)

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jonathan Freedman7.022237.333.14
Dan Cohen4.003000.007.50
Andrew Greenwall Cohen7.04824.001.14
Simon Renshaw8.0140313.335.00
Adam Morris4.0031131.007.75
Jonathan Lederman3.3017117.004.86

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets
Nigel Rothband Caught  93 1
Mark Spanjar Bowled  6
Benjamin Lederman Bowled  2
Daniel Caplan Bowled  12
Jonathan Lederman Bowled  14 2
Dan Cohen Bowled  2
Andrew Greenwall Cohen Bowled  7
Harry Rothband Bowled  0
Jonathan Freedman Not Out  4
Simon Renshaw Bowled  0 2
Adam Morris Not Out  0

Haryom Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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