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I'm no blast from the past, says Tal

By Darren Witcoop, July 17, 2014

Tal Ben Haim admits he jumped at the chance of heading back to England after joining Charlton on a one-year deal.

The Israel defender made Charlton his eighth club after a decade with the likes of Bolton, Chelsea, Manchester City and QPR.

Ben Haim, who has won 71 international caps, returns to the Championship after a short stint in Belgium with Standard Liege.


Aleh goes overboard

July 17, 2014

Olympic champion Jo Aleh experienced heartbreak on the final day of the 470-class competition in Athens.

Lying second going into the closing medal race, Aleh and Olivia Powrie capsized at the European Championships and had to settle for bronze after a mistake at the first mark cost them dearly in an event which carried double points.


Danny Caro's Division Two review

By Danny Caro, July 16, 2014

The race for the Division Two title went right to the wire, but in the end the team who were the model of consistency from September to May came out smelling of roses.

League record: Pl. 18, W. 15, D. 3, L. 0, F. 68, A. 21, Pts. 48
Players of the season: David Esterkin, Nicky Woolf
Best buy: Andrew McMaster


Maccabi win Champions League opener

July 16, 2014

Maccabi Tel Aviv remain on course for the Champions League group stages following a narrow victory in their opening match of the competition.

A 64-minute diving header from Rade Prica earned Maccabi victory against Andorran champions Santa Coloma in the second qualifying round first leg which was switched from Tel Aviv due to the hostilities in the region.


Kirkham prepares South for new season

July 16, 2014

South Manchester’s first pre-season training began on Sunday at their state of the art South Centre in Gatley.

The session was led by ex-pro and new first-team coach Paul Kirkham who follows in the footsteps of some greats such as David Tussie, Wally Roberts and Andy Cohen. Kirkham will be assisted by Club Captain Michael Stratton and Player Liaison Officer/Social Secretary Toby Levy.


Southgate stroll past BECC

July 15, 2014

Belmont & Edgware went down by 66 runs in a friendly against Southgate.

BECC were made to field first on a very hot day, but they made a flying start as Adam Jacobs continued with his rich vein of form by taking a wicket in his second over - clean bowling the Southgate opener.


Glancy success for Dyrham Park

July 14, 2014

Dyrham Park were toasting Glancy Trophy success for the first time after sweeping the board at the 76th annual tournament in Liverpool.

Winners of The Metropolitan a fortnight ago, Dyrham won the 18-team competition that featured the top players from the Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies in the UK and Ireland.


Ben Haim joins Charlton

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2014

Tal Ben Haim has returned to England after joining Charlton Athletic.

The experienced Israeli international defender agreed a one-year deal with the Championship side, managed by Bob Pieters.

Ben Haim, 32, has also played for Bolton, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Manchester City, Sunderland, West Ham and QPR.

Charlton start their league campaign at Brentford on August 9.


Cricket scoreboard: July 13

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2014

Here are the latest results from matches involving Jewish clubs.

London Maccabi Vale 201 Adam Solomons 35, Neil Lederman 35
Mill Hill Village 202-8
LMV lost by 2 wickets


Salford 214-6
South Manchester 217-3 Akiva Lieberman 58, David Cohen 55, Simon Jeffries 30


Smouldering South up to third

July 14, 2014

South Manchester climbed to third in the Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League Division Three with a seven-wicket success over Salford Blue Jays.

South won the toss in the battle of the "Jewish" sides and asked Salford to bat. Josh Henry and Rafi Dines got Salford off to a steady start, but they could not put away some initial tight South bowling.