SL Tel Aviv secure T20 final spot

Sri Lanka Tel Aviv comfortably defeated Be'er Sheva by eight wickets in the Negev on Saturday, remaining undefeated through the round robin stage and securing their place in the Division 1 T20 final. Sri Lanka Jerusalem, who eased past Ra'anana at Hadar Yosef on Saturday, can secure their place in the final with a win over Lod Rangers this coming Saturday. Rangers' final hopes were crushed by Young Ashdod, who handed them a huge 92-run defeat in Ashdod on Saturday Shmuel Moses (97) and Raymond Aston (72*) led the home side to 208, before the visitors managed just 116 in reply.

In Division 2 action, Petah Tikva's Saturday double header in Lod started superbly with a 136-run win over Lod, before tiring in the heat to lose their second game to Young Sri Lanka by eight wickets. The win puts the Lankans in poll position to qualify for the Division 2 final from the Northern Group, although Tel Aviv, with two matches this Friday to play, including against the table leaders, are still in the hunt. Lions Be'er Sheva defeated Kiryat Gat by eight wickets in the Southern Group, keeping their hopes of a final spot alive as well