Eitan is pure gold as he catches out South Africa

LEEDS-based Eitan Litvin was instrumental in delivering Team GB’s first-ever gold medal in cricket at the Maccabiah Games.

The 22-year-old won the man-of-the-match award, courtesy of his exceptional wicket-keeping, helping the team defeat South Africa by more than 25 runs.

“I made two important catches during the game, both of which were difficult chances,” Eitan told Sportsworld.

“The first one went very high and it was swirling about in the wind which made it extremely tough — even more so because of the time I had to think about it.

“It may have only been in the air five or six seconds but I kept thinking ‘I need to catch this’.

“The second catch, meanwhile, was pure reaction — a full stretch dive with one hand.

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