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Bongart takes gold in Gateshead

By Brian Sacks, June 16, 2014

James Bongart maintained top form with gold at the British Athletics League meeting in Gateshead.

Having recently taken the Essex under-20 title, Bongart, 17, showed that he is one of the country’s top young field event athletes with a personal best throw of 54.15m in the javelin.

The performance saw the Woodford Green and Essex competitor climb to 15th in the UK under-20 rankings.

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Marks reflects on South's near miss

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2014

Jody Marks expressed disappointment after stepping down as manager of South Manchester Sports Club 1st.

The team looked destined for silverware until an injury crisis left Marks down to the bare bones and they eventually ran out of steam. South finished runners-up in the Manchester Accountants League Premier Division and were defeated in three cup semi-finals.

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Heroic Helfgott top of the class

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2014

Jessica Helgott won the Sportswoman of the Year award at JFS.

The National gymnast champion fought off the challenge of table tennis starlet Jack Josephs and water polo duo Ross Leon and Max Kohler to the prestigious accolade, presented by special guest, climber Ben Heason.

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Klinger cracks first ton of season

June 16, 2014

Michael Klinger ended his wait for a first century of the season in spectacular style by leading Gloucestershire to a nine-wicket victory over Leicestershire in the County Championship.

Klinger capitalised on a risky declaration from Leicestershire captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, who set the visitors 251 to win from 39 overs at Grace Road.

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South Manchester confirm title credentials

June 16, 2014

South Manchester CC maintained their excellent start to the season with an eight-wicket success over fellow high-flyers Ashton in the Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League.

On a damp and drizzly afternoon, South won the toss and immediately asked Ashton to take the field in this top of the table clash.

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France crowned EMFT champions

By Danny Caro, June 15, 2014

Maccabi France were crowned European Maccabi Football Trophy champions after beating Team Maccabi GB in a controversial penalty shoot-out to decide the final at Rowley Lane.

The teams were deadlocked at 1-1 at full-time, but with the visitors in a rush to return home, the final went straight to penalties.

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EMFT Day 1 review

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2014

Maccabi Germany go into Day 2 of the European Maccabi Football Trophy in great shape after claiming four points out of a possible six against the respective Team Maccabi GB sides in the Open Football competition at Rowley Lane.

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Home is where the heart is for 'fearful' Benayoun

By Simon Griver, June 12, 2014

Yossi Benayoun admits he needed a lot of convincing to return to Israel following a successful career in England.

After helping QPR cement a return to the Premier League via the playoffs, Benayoun, 34, turned down offers to stay in England as well as America to return home after signing a two-year deal worth $1m.

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Masters was the right option, says Slater

By Danny Caro, June 12, 2014

Richard Slater has described his decision to move Chigwell Athletic out of the MGBSFL and into the Maccabi Masters League as "a painful one".

One of the oldest teams in the league, Chigwell finished the 2013/14 Division One season in sixth position.

"Moving into Masters football after 13 successful seasons was a tough decision for me to make.

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Danny Caro's Premier Division review

By Danny Caro, June 12, 2014

Season 2013/14 went right to wire in the top-flight, with Hendon breaking NLR's hearts after over-coming a mammoth fixture backlog on their way to the title, capping a memorable treble-winning campaign. Danny Caro analysis the performance of the teams.

1. HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A
League record: Pl. 18, W. 15, D. 3, L. 0, F. 46, A. 10, Pts. 48

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