Games We Play: Israel defeats Croatia

Cricket: Israel ends European T20 Championships with victory, still relegated; Golf: Rollin’ ’em in for Rolex.

cricket yefet hagavkar_311 (photo credit: CricketEurope)
cricket yefet hagavkar_311
(photo credit: CricketEurope)
Cricket: Israel defeats Croatia, still relegated
Israel ended their European T20 Championships with a victory, defeating Croatia by 86 runs in Jersey this morning, but the game had little relevance with Saturday’s 43-run defeat to Gibraltar having already condemned Israel to relegation from the top tier of European cricket.
Captain Herschel Gutman (50) led the way for Israel with a good half century and contributions all the way down down the order took the score on to 172 for six in its twenty overs, easily the team’s highest score in the tournament.
Eliezer Samson then returned excellent bowling figures of four for 11 as the Croatians were dismissed for just 86, giving Israel the most comfortable of wins, and ensure Israel at least didn’t finish last in the 12- nation event.
Denmark and Italy reached the final, with both nations booking places in the qualifying tournament, which will be held later this year in Dubai for the 2012 T20 World Cup.
Golf: Rollin’ ’em in for Rolex
The Ga’ash Golf Club hosted its annual tournament sponsored by Rolex last week with more than a hundred golfers participated in the better ball stableford 75- percent handicap competition played over nine holes.
Three groups finished at the top with 22 stableford points and the results had to be determined on the countout system.
First place went to Rafi Shelef and Nimrod Eyal, followed by Chen Dagan and Inon Zadok, while in third place was the pairing of Gil Bianco and Itzik Eidelman.
Ga’ash’s pro staff held an exhibition game with the Israeli Economy Headquarters against children from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
In other news, at the 13th European Maccabi Games held in Austria, the Israeli senior’s men golf team won the gold medal and the senior ladies golf team won the bronze.