My sporting highlights of 2013 (in a nutshell!)

2013 was jam-packed with Jewish sporting highlights – even if none made it on to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show. Here’s my A-Z of the teams and individuals who had the X-factor

A
Or Aviram – becomes first Israeli to win Ten Pin Bowling World Championship

B
David Bernstein - steps down as FA chairman

C
Ricky Curtis – won the coveted National Scratch Golf Competition

D
Jake Doffman – joins Norstar London Raiders from Brixton Old Boys and helps them finish the year on top of the MGBSFL

E
Ellie Edwards – three medals and MVP at 19th Maccabiah Games

F
Dean Furman – joins Doncaster Rovers, stars for South Africa at Africa Nations Cup and wins John Dymant Senior Sportsperson of the Year

G
Tony Gold – led London Lions to the SSML title but later steps down

H
Shachar Head – double world-record holder and world champion in powerlifting

I
Ian Tussie – wins my MGBSFL Character of the Year award

J
Jewventus – leaves Maccabi League and are replaced by Jewdinese

K
Josh Kennet – joins Wingate & Finchley

L
London Lions – Spartan South Midlands League Division One champions
Elise Lazarus – Sam Bulka Young Sportsperson of the Year and UK no. 1 U15

M
Gal Mekel – NBA team Dallas Mavericks

N
Josh Newman – double U15 GB trampolining champion

O
Josh Oehley – star performer for Manchester Cricket Club

P
Josh Paris – wins first ATP points

Q
Quentin Fox – continues to officiate with distinction in MGBSFL

R
Joshua Roukin – World Champion at International Karate Union

S
Scott Spurling – helped England win U20 World Cup

T
Team Maccabi GB - won medals galore at the 19th Maccabiah Games and JCC Games

U
Will Ufland -– chipped in with vital goals for high-flying Norstar London Raiders C

V
London Maccabi Vale – promoted in first season in Chess Valley League

W
David Wolff – completes 49 years as chairman of the MGBSFL

X
X-rated - the moment a Redbridge player was poked in the eye by a linesman’s flag

Y
Darren Yarlett – leaves London Lions to take up coaching role at Wingate & Finchley

Z
Ben Zloof – the AC Mill Hill marksman is one of the hottest properties in the lower echelons of the MGBSFL

    Last updated: 11:50am, January 7 2014