Michael Gove digging in at Edgware

By Leon Symons, October 28, 2010

Education Secretary Michael Gove donned a hard hat on Monday to dig the first piece of earth for the Edgware Jewish Primary School building.

Mr Gove also reaffirmed his and the government's support for Jewish education, saying: "This government is committed to ensuring that every Jewish child who would like a Jewish education receives one. We will do everything that we can to help Jewish faith schools grow."


Mourner upset at 'run down' cemetery

By Robyn Rosen, October 7, 2010

A mourner has spoken of her shock at the state of Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery after visiting her granddaughter's grave.

Fiona Siegal went to the cemetery last week to visit the grave of her granddaughter who passed away four years ago, aged four.

"I was shocked to see how run down and neglected the whole place has been allowed to become," she said.

"The graves were overgrown with weeds and no effort had been made to tidy up paths and spaces between lines of gravestones. The earth was bumpy and uneven and it was difficult to reach the graveside because of this.


M&S drop their lingerie as Succah ad sparks offence

By Leon Symons, September 21, 2010

An advertisement for women's underwear placed next to a shop selling equipment for Succot in Edgware, north-west London, is to be replaced.

The hoarding showed a scantily-clad woman advertising underwear for Marks &Spencer and was situated directly above an outlet of a temporary Sukkah Mart store, at the corner of Edgwarebury Lane and Station Road.

Na'ama Heller, the shop's manager, said: "We opened last week and the advertisement appeared over the weekend right next to the shop.


Stormin Norman on fire

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2010

This season has been very sporting for batsmen and bowlers cricket-wise. A few dry, hot weeks have been combined with some very wet ones.

But nothing could not stop Norman Marine, anything but a fair-weather bowler, from almost putting himself into the history books after another demon spell.

Representing Old Cholmeleians 2nd, 'Stormin' Norman terrorised the batsmen of Potters Bar 3rd. He played the lead role, finishing with figures of 8.2-4-7-6 as Bar were dismissed for a paltry 23 in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League.


Palester retires

August 19, 2010

Ronnie Palester, one of the stalwarts of Jewish cricket, is retiring after more than 40 years of playing and involvement in administration.

Palester, 70, founded Belmont Synagogue CC, where over the years he captained all four XIs. He is the current manager of Barnet Synagogue CC and also serves as President of Belmont & Edgware.

A former wicketkeeper-batsman, Palester of Barnet retired five years ago. His best performance saw him claim four catches and three stumpings in one match.


New boys MAL secure promotion

August 19, 2010

MAL clinched promotion to Division Two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League with a clinical display against Belmont & Edgware 1sts.

BECC skipper Ashley Connick elected to bat on a damp and green track but the decision backfired when he was trapped plumb in front by an inswinger from Mark Landau. Josh Burke picked up the second wicket - producing a snorter that clipped the top of Warren Averbuch's off stump.


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MAL and Vale 2nd battle for final spot

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2010

Four becomes two on Sunday as South Manchester Maccabi, Belmont & Edgware, MAL and London Maccabi Vale 2nd battle it out for a place in the final of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup.

The north-south semi-final between South and BECC looks set to be a battle between the South bowlers and the BECC batters. With home advantage, South skipper Steven Glicher is looking forward to releasing his attacking trio of Akiva Lieberman, Avrom Topperman and David Glick, who between them have played a big part in South winning the NJCL league and T20 double.


Newlands & Northwood scare against Chigwell

August 5, 2010

Newlands & Northwood accumulated 194 from their 35 overs against Chigwell, including a fine 43 from Ben Wolpe.

They seemed set for a comprehensive victory as Chigwell slumped to 11-7, but were given a scare as Mike Myers and Kevin Sinclair put on a century partnership. However, Chigwell ended up 61 runs short.

Among other friendlies on Sunday, Belmont & Edgware 1sts (135-8) went down by three wickets to Olympians.


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