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Peer eases into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 22, 2010

Shahar Peer's quest to reach the ATP top 10 gathered momentum as she beat former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Court 5 late on Monday evening on Day One at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13, Peer was forced to wait for a court but it did not affect her performance and she prevented Ivanovic from showing the form that took her to the semi-finals at SW19 in 2007.

The Israeli Peer capitalised with a solid if unspectacular performance that earned a 6-3 6-4 passage.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

Bharat Olympians 184

London Maccabi Vale 1st 185-8 Jerome Roith 60, Paul Buxton 35

LMV won by 2 wickets

DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 194-9 Goodman 63, Averbuch 36*; Lederman 5-35
London Maccabi Vale 2nd 195-4 Nigel Rothband 53, Jeremy Harris 40

Vale won by 6 wickets.

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

Lindow CC 37

NJCL 38-3

NJCL won by 7 wickets

FRIENDLY

Newlands & Northwood 246-3 Darren Cohen 108 not out, Ben Wolpe 57, Charles Perrin 45 not out

Woodlands 215-9 Jon Mymin 3-31, Mark Roma 3-38

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Heroic Roith steers LM Vale home

June 21, 2010

A heroic innings from Jerome Roith helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their grip at the top of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Bharat Olympians at Rowley Lane.

A match that seemed lost after LMV’s first three overs of bowling and first three overs of batting was won thanks to a sensational performance from the lower order notably by Roith and Paul Buxton who together with Dan Cohen and Saul Weitzman performed heroics to turn a score of 34-5 into a matchwinning 185 for 8.

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Experience paves the way for LMV 2nds victory

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd returned to winning ways as they put Belmont & Edgware 1st to the sword, winning by six wickets in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

BECC went into the game on the back of a defeat against MAL, and they were unable to stop LMV in their second tight finish in a week at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and elected to bat first. His side got off to a strong start with an opening partnership of 60 between Alex Goodman, who went on to make 63, and Dan Abrahams.

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Feihaber makes World Cup bow

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Benny Feilhaber came off the bench to help the USA come from 0-2 down to draw against Slovenia at the World Cup on Friday afternoon.

Having missed out in the 1-1 draw against England last weekend, the former Derby County and Maccabiah star was thrown on at the start of the second half by coach Bob Bradley, replacing Robbie Findley.

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Israelis handed tough draw at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Shahar Peer’s hopes of reaching the world’s top 10 received a blow when she was given a tough first round match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13 for the grand slam, which starts on Monday, Peer will be looking to avoid her second consecutive first-round defeat following her elimination from the ATP AEGON tournament at Eastbourne.

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Newman for Redbridge at London Youth Games

June 17, 2010

TRAMPOLINING

Josh Newman has been selected to represent Redbridge at the London Youth Games in July.

Newman trialled against youngsters aged five plus and was picked with three other competitors all at national level.

Newman recently won the Under 13 E grading competition in Ipswich which should see him through to the final grade before he can compete at nationals.

Newman will be competing at the new Under 13 national C grade.

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Bruck takes gold at Veterans Championships

June 17, 2010

Roger Bruck completed his second hat-trick of victories in the Southern Counties Veterans Championships.

Having won the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon in January, Bruck went on to win the sprint, high jump and long jump in the indoor meeting at Lee Valley.

Competing in the same championships but outdoors at Ashford, Bruck repeated his victories in the same three events.

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Halter takes five golds at Middlesex Masters

June 17, 2010

Susan Halter won five gold medals at the Middlesex Masters Championship at Southbury Leisure Centre in Enfield.

Competing in the 80-84 year age group, Halter won the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle to help Camden Swiss Cottage come home first in two relays.

Halter, a former Olympian, will next be in action at the British Masters Championships in Glasgow on June 20.

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Pinner confirm deal with two clubs

June 17, 2010

Preparations for Pinner JFC's 25th anniversary season are gathering momentum after the club confirmed tie-up deals with two Football League clubs.

Having joined the club in 2001, chairman Les Conway has ensured that the club has kept pace with the leading lights of the amateur game. He set an objective to guarantee that Pinner impacted in the same way as many of its peers, and particularly from what he had seen on the non-Jewish circuit.

His philosophy is simple. "If you stand still, you'll go backwards and eventually a club like ours will be no more," he said.

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