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In a busy weekend of local cricket league matches, Aby Daniels starred with
seven wickets as Neve Yonatan extended its lead atop the Division 1 table with
an 81-run victory over Sri Lanka Tel Aviv, while Young Ashdod enjoyed an
impressive opening game 30-run win over Ra’anana.
As well, Lions Lod was
held to a third straight draw, this time against Lod Rangers, and in Division 2,
Kiryat Gat was far too strong for Lod, winning by 157 runs after declaring their
innings closed on 267 for nine.
In other action, Beersheba defeated Petah
Tikva by four wickets, and Lions Beersheba won a low-scoring contest away
against Dimona C. In another Division 2 T20 match played on Friday, Tel Aviv
beat Ra’anana 2 by 31 runs, despite a hat-trick from Anthony Harris (3 for
Asked to bat in Ashdod on Friday, Young Ashdod were reduced to 38
for 4, unable to play the swing generated with the new ball by Amitabh
However, a 61-run fifth wicket stand between Rimon Nagawker (49)
and Kapila Yasaratne (13) put the innings back on track, before Yaniv Razpurker
scored a patient 53 en route to being last man out with the score on
Left with 37 overs to achieve its target, Ra’anana started brightly
enough, Daniel Hyman (46) in particularly good form, adding 49 for the second
wicket with Sandeep Hans (18).
However with the score on 98, Hyman
chipped a catch to long-off, the first of a procession of Ra’anana batsmen to
gift away their wickets with poor shot selection, and it was all over from