This year’s LJRC’s intra communal synagogue six-a-side cricket tournament raised over £2,400 for Leeds Mencap and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association.
The idyllic backdrop of Harewood House set the scene for a lazy summer day’s cricket as nearly 200 spectators were treated to some sparkling play from all four participating teams – UHC Cougars, BHH Hawks, Sinai Sharks and Etz Chaim Eagles.
The event, opened by Sue and Alan Baker, raised over £2,400 which was divided between Leeds Mencap and the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA).
HSFA honorary president Heinz Skyte thanked organisers Dan Kaufman, Richard Levin and Simon Williams.
He said: “This will be a considerable contribution to our major current project, the establishment of a Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre in the north of England, set in the campus of Huddersfield University.”
BHH Hawks lifted the coveted trophy after a nail-biting final with last year’s winners Sinai Sharks. Adam Kaminsky hit the winning runs.
Colin Abrahams was awarded the Stowe Family batsman of the tournament trophy while Benji Goldberg scooped the Lester Morrill bowler of the tournament trophy. Andrew Abendstern picked up the Silverman fielder of the tournament trophy and Richard Levin presented the Ronnie Levin trophy to Alex Abrams BHH Hawks captain.