London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club


Amersham v London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 21 Jul 2019 at TBC
London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club Lost by 31 runs

Match report London Maccabi Vale suffered their second league defeat of the season as they fell narrowly short against Amersham. Facing the league leaders, Vale were well-placed at 146-2 in their chase of 232 to secure the victory, but a game-changing spell from the opposition's Sri Lankan overseas bowler ultimately saw Vale collapse and succumb to a disappointing loss.

Bowling first, Vale would have been content at the halfway stage to restrict their hosts to a par score. Steven Allweis was in the thick of the action immediately with a fine run out in just the third over, but Vale were kept waiting until the score reached 84 for their next breakthrough.

There were three wickets for new addition Daniel Grabinar, who bowled with great control and skill, whilst Allweis and the Lederman brothers, Neil and Ben, also chipped in - but dropped catches proved costly, not least when giving Amersham's professional, who made 72, a second chance when he had scored just ten runs.

Vale's chase started in positive fashion, with Grabinar hitting two sixes as he and Adam Spooner raced to an opening stand of 55. When they both fell in quick succession, a key partnership developed between Adam Brand and Ben Lederman, with the batsmen marshalling the chase and looking in total control against Amersham's bowling.

Brand brought up his half-century off an even 50 balls, but both he and Lederman were soon on their way back to the pavilion, dismissed by the Sri Lankan overseas player, who has represented his country at Under 23 level and picked up more than 250 scalps in first-class cricket.

He went on to decimate Vale's middle order, and despite some late resistance from Joel Grabinar and Ilan Selby, the visitors were bowled out for 201 in the final over of the innings. It would have been a magnificent victory had Vale pulled it off, but they now face the prospect of having to win two of their remaining three league matches to avoid the drop this season.

Amersham Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 4w 11b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
232 (45.0 overs)
Rajapaska run out  Allweis/Clarfield 4 8 1 50.0
Rajasekaran b  B Lederman 27 41 6 65.85
Liyanapathiranage lbw  D Grabinar 72 105 13 68.57
Viney lbw  D Grabinar 3 15 20.0
Maciver ct  Allweis 53 45 6 1 117.78
Parmar ct  D Grabinar 5 5 1 100
Fleming Not Out  28 34 3 82.35
Jackson ct  N Lederman 15 19 1 78.95
S Rance Not Out  0

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steven Allweis10.0047147.004.70
Neil Lederman7.0033133.004.71
Joel Grabinar8.004400.005.50
Adam Brand2.001300.006.50
Benjamin Lederman10.0033133.003.30
Daniel Grabinar8.0043314.335.37

London Maccabi Vale Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4w 2b 5lb 
for 10 wickets

(44.4 overs)
Daniel Grabinar ct  J Rance 25 47 1 2 53.19 1
Adam Spooner lbw  S Rance 35 38 6 92.11
Adam Brand lbw  Liyanapathiranage 50 53 7 94.34 1
Benjamin Lederman ct  Liyanapathiranage 33 65 2 50.77
Josh Goldstein b  Hall 2 6 33.33
Neil Lederman ct  Liyanapathiranage 0 5 0
Sam Clarfield ct  Hall 6 10 60.0
Joel Grabinar b  Liyanapathiranage 18 22 2 81.82
Ilan Selby st  Liyanapathiranage 13 13 2 100
Steven Allweis lbw  Liyanapathiranage 0 1 0 1
Jack Davis Not Out  8 8 1 100

Amersham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Rance7.0022122.003.14
S Rance9.0138138.004.22