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Maccabi secure three vital wins

Posted: 14-Nov-2018 by Cricket Senior

Maccabi secure three vital wins
The Maccabi Ajax Cricket Club have enjoyed one of the most successful weekends in recent memory, securing three comprehensive victories throughout all grades on Sunday.

The individual highlights included Mendi Rosenbaum (103 not out) scoring his maiden century, Sam Brygel (84) continuing his remarkable season with the bat and Corey Zielinski (4-10) marking his return to the 1 st XI in style.

The visiting Monash Tigers, led by Maccabi Cricketer Benji Gore, elected to bat first at Albert Park.

The Tigers made a solid start to their innings, with momentum changing when Gore was run out for 16.

The visitors crumbled from 1-70 to be bowled out for just 113. Zielinski did most of the damage with the ball, but received strong support from Shmuli Rosenbaum (2-9), Dov Paltiel (1-13) and Simon Fisher (1-31).

Victory never looked in doubt in the chase, with Benji Jones (38 not out), Eytan Epstein (20) and 1 st XI debutant Vinnie Page (45 not out) helping their side over the line in the 26 th over for the loss of just 2 wickets.

The win sees Maccabi move into 5th place on the ladder, being held out of a top four position on percentage.

The 2nd XI secured a memorable win after chasing down an imposing total.
Victory appeared to be assured for the side as they reduced Sacred Heart to 7-90. Sacred Heart’s lower order fought back though as the visitors posted 8-181. Eli Barr (2-5) and Joel Lewis (2-50) both claimed multiple wickets.

Mendi Rosenbaum played an extraordinary knock to help his side to a 7 wicket win, bringing up his 100 on the winning runs. He was well supported by Alon Katz (41), as the pair shared in a 103-run opening partnership.

The 3rd XI were too good for South Yarra, claiming a 56-run win.

Sam Brygel (84) led the way for his side as Maccabi posted 9-198. Nadav Moskow (28) and Alon Esterman (23) chipped in with valuable contributions.

Moskow (3-12) and Jono Baruch (3-12) were the pick of the bowlers as South Yarra were dismissed for 142.

Steve Lustig