London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club


Watford Town CC v London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 04 Jun 2017 at 1pm
London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club Won by six wickets

Match report London Maccabi Vale produced a thrilling victory away to Watford Town to maintain their perfect start to life in Division Two of the Chess Valley League.

A magnificent unbeaten partnership of 152 between Ben Kohler and Adam Spooner guided Vale from a perilous position to what was ultimately a comfortable six-wicket triumph, with almost fourteen overs to spare.

Chasing a target of 199 to win, Vale were in trouble early on. The top four batsmen in the order had all departed, leaving Watford Town sniffing an early finish with the score at 50-4.

However, Kohler and Spooner then came together to wrestle control back and guide LMV over the finishing line, both youngsters displaying mature heads that belied their relative youth.

Spooner was composure personified in making a chanceless 56 not out, his finest innings for the club.

Kohler combined punishment and common sense in equal measure, deflating the home side's bowlers with his intelligent batting. He finished with 78 not out, made from just 63 balls and featuring ten fours and two huge sixes.

Earlier in the day, Vale had delivered a strong all-round bowling display to limit Watford Town to below 200.

Steven Allweis (1-33) produced what is quickly becoming his trademark, grabbing a wicket in the first over of the innings to get Vale off to a flyer.

The Reingold brothers, Steven (1-24) and Grant (1-31), bowled with great control, never allowing the home side's batsmen off the leash - and Benjamin Lederman then picked up the rewards.

He took 6-32 to dismantle the Watford Town batting line-up, who were unable to cope with his array of non-spinning deliveries.

Lederman's haul and a much-improved fielding effort from LMV restrained the home side to a well under-par total - and despite an early wobble, cool heads from Kohler and Spooner saw Vale home, and made it two wins from two in the league this season.

Watford Town CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
199 (37.1 overs)
  b  Allweis 0
  lbw  B Lederman 16
  ct  S Reingold 20
  ct  B Lederman 13
  b  B Lederman 30
  ct  G Reingold 20
  lbw  B Lederman 0
  Not Out  17
  ct  B Lederman 2
  b  Aremband 4
  ct  B Lederman 25

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steven Allweis8.0133133.004.13
Steven Reingold7.0124124.003.43
Rafi Saville4.002500.006.25
Benjamin Lederman9.103265.333.49
Grant Reingold7.0031131.004.43
Jonti Aremband2.0029129.0014.50

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 7w 7b 8lb 
for 4 wickets
Steven Reingold Bowled  0 6 0 1
Alex Haffner Caught  5 16 1 31.25
Grant Reingold Caught  26 30 6 86.67
Benjamin Lederman Bowled  11 11 2 100 1
Ben Kohler Not Out  78 63 10 2 123.81 1
Adam Spooner Not Out  56 68 9 82.35
Jon Galloway   1
Neil Lederman   1
Rafi Saville  
Steven Allweis  
Jonti Aremband  

Watford Town CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy