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MACC turn heat up on East Malvern

Posted: 06-Nov-2011 by Cricket Senior

Nathan Rothschild bowling in the 3rd XI against South Yarra

PHOTO GALLERY: 3rd XI in action against South Yarra 05/11/11
2nd XI Team Song v East Malvern

Darren Bloch

Maccabi Ajax’s First XI made it three wins in a row on Saturday as they comfortably surpassed East Malvern’s total of 93.

Play resumed on day two in warm conditions with Maccabi requiring only one more wicket before beginning their run chase on a hard, flat pitch. When that occurred within the first half hour of the day, the First’s batsmen got underway courtesy of Cameron Angus (19) and Dave Majtlis. Some lusty hitting in the middle order from Mark Shnider (20) and David Fayman (15), together with Majtlis’s 48 not out, helped the Firsts reach 5/123 declared.

With 23 overs still left in the day, the Firsts restricted East Malvern to 4/61, setting the tone for the rest of the club’s teams to post memorable wins over the weekend.
The Second XI pulled off a remarkable outright win on day two of their match against East Malvern.

After resuming on 1/12 with a target of 157, Maccabi were bowled out for 83. Second XI captain Simon Morawetz top scored for the away team with 29. The hosts went into their second innings with the bat missing a number of players and Maccabi’s bowlers took full advantage.

J.J. Zimmet capped off a stunning individual effort as he claimed five wickets for two runs off five overs, finishing with match figures of 11/22.

Maccabi went on to bowl out an under strength East Malvern for 16 which set themselves an outright victory target of 91 off the remaining 19 overs. Jeff Nadelman rolled back the years as he smashed four sixes on his way to 57 guiding Maccabi to 5/93 and a memorable win.

In the Third XI fixture against South Yarra at Como Park West, South Yarra resumed on day two 2/9 chasing Maccabi’s 174.

Nathan Rothschild (4/23) spearheaded Maccabi’s bowling attack as South Yarra were dismissed for 98. In the Third’s second innings, Ben Fisher (12) and skipper Jeremy Seigel (15) put on 24 for the second wicket partnership before an enormous collapse unfolded.

Maccabi lost eight wickets for eight runs and were all out for 40. The hosts were in with a shout of a reverse outright win, requiring 117 off the remaining 19 overs.

That didn’t eventuate and South Yarra finished on 7/63 at the close of play. Rothschild continued to impress selectors with second innings figures of 5/40. It was the Third XI’s first victory since December 19th 2009.

In their Round 5 clash against TTS Green at Gary Smorgon Oval 9, The Silver Arc 4th XI batted first and set their opponents a target of 120. Josh Jones was the chief destroyer for the home side, finishing with figures of 5/20 to restrict TTS Green to just 57.

It’s been an exciting start to the season for the club with the unveiling of new nets and a digital scoreboard, the appointment of a training coordinator and now all four teams posting wins in one weekend.


  • 1st XI: MACC 5/123 (D.Majtlis 48 not out; M.Shnider 20; C.Angus 19) def East Malvern 93 (D.Majtlis 3/16; A. Lubitz 2/19) and 4/61
  • 2nd XI: MACC 83 (S.Morawetz 29; A. Goldberg 18) and 5/93 (J.Nadelman 57; G.Gelbart 26) def East Malvern 157 (JJ.Zimmet 6/20; D. Sneider 2/36) and 7/16 (JJ.Zimmet 5/2; G. Gelbart 2/14)
  • 3rd XI: MACC 174 (B.Fisher 73; J.Balbin 24; S. Brygel 19) and 40 (J.Seigel 15; B. Fisher 12) def South Yarra 9/85 (N.Rothschild 4/23; A. Klein 2/12) and 7/63 (N.Rothschild 5/40; A. Klein 2/16)
  • Silver Arc 4th XI: MACC 120 (E. Adelist 28 D. Wein 19) def TTS Green 57 (J. Jones 5/20 S Lipschitz 2/10)
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