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Night Cricket: Thrilling matches set up pair of pulsating semis
Jerusalem Post staff
Mondays heat up at Ga’ashThe final round of league matches in the night cricket
Cup League produced some magnificent games, with each game being decided in the
last over of the match.
Telalivit won both their weekend matches,
overcoming inHasharon by 28 runs and Lions Modi’in by four runs to finish in top
spot and set up a semifinal clash with inHasharon, who surprised most by
defeating Lions Modi’in by 29 runs.
Modi’in, which boasts three current
Israeli national players (David Massil, Shai Bangera and Eshkol Solomon) came
unglued against a determined Telalivit team that set out to avenge the loss that
Lions handed to them earlier in the season.
Telalivit was struggling on
35 until the last pair of Herschel Gutman and Gras Jack put on 32 to elevate the
total to 67.
Modi’in showed why they are title contenders and took the
game to the very last over, needing 12 but managing only eight.
It was a
disappointing end to the league campaign for Lions Modi’in – who finished in
third place behind the dangerous Sri Lanka, who they will meet in the second
semi final on Saturday evening.
Simon Minitzer, Telalivit’s reliable
opening batsmen said after the victories, “the league has been
We’ve muscled our way to the top against some very good
opposition. We can see the finish line and we desperately want to get to the
final so we can win it.”
Elsewhere, in the Plate league, the much
anticipated derby between the KAT Israemploy Warriors and the Kat Israemploy
Tigers was won by the Tigers by 23 runs. A fine all-around performance from Kat
star Ron Sher and a brace of wickets by young Eli Shaw were the
This week, runaway leaders Pearl Wanderers CC play second-
place Pommeranz Juice Good Old Boys in what could be a dress rehearsal for the
PWCC captain and Israeli international cricket player Daniel Hyman
said “this is a crunch match for both teams, I hope that the PWCC team puts in
the same outstanding performances they have done in the past to keep our
unbeaten record in tact.”For more information on night cricket in
Israel, please e-mail email@example.com
Seftel, Café Rimon advance to Elite 8AYELET WARTELSKY
Hopes soared and pulses raced as the teams of the Red & Dr. Murray’s
Basketball League battled it out in the first-round of the playoffs, each trying
to earn a berth in the quarterfinals.
In the first of two heartpounding
nail-biters, Seftel beat Hamoshava 54 by the skin of their teeth in
overtime. The score was tied at 41-41 at the end of regulation, but
Seftel was ultimately able to emerge with the 43-41 OT triumph.
next thriller, Samuel Adelsberg & Co. star Benjy Ritholtz managed an
extraordinary shot to take a one-point lead over Caramel/Waterproofing Experts
with only three seconds left in the game.
However, Max Feldstein answered
with an incredible running jumper at the buzzer, giving Caramel the win,
In an upset, Avery-Nart defeated MMJ 58-48 to advance to the Elite
Likewise, Café Rimon was victorious over the Quitnesses 67-49,
earning themselves a spot in the second round.Golf:
Mondays heat up at Ga’ash
The fourth Monday’s Tour tournament was completed this week in extremely harsh
conditions at the Ga’ash Golf Club.
Employing a combined-scores
stableford format for the groups of two, all those who braved the weather were
treated to perfectly manicured course that didn’t play too
First place on the day went to Shmuel Almagor and Salo Levy on
74 stabelford points, with Eliezer Peleg and Natan Pulver a distant second, with
Nearest-to-the-pin prizes, sponsored by the Greenfield
restaurant, went to Endy Nemiroff and Yuval Harrary.
After four events,
leading the overall individual Monday’s Tour points standings is Endy Nemiroff,
on 760 points, followed by Shmuel Almagor, with 740 points.
Salo Levy is
in third place (720 points), with Alon Granot a further 20 points
back.Registration for The NATAL tournament continues in the pro shop at
the Gash Golf Club. For more information, please e-mail