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Confident Goodman on the up

By Brian Sacks, August 4, 2011

Richard Goodman, 18, trimmed his 1,500m PB to 3:45.66 in the qualifying round at the Aviva Senior World Trials in Birmingham.

His performance demonstrated his renewed confidence and raised him to fourth in the UK Under 20 rankings for the distance.

Goodman said: "Although, as the fastest non-qualifier, I just missed out on the final, I wasn't disappointed at all in my performance.

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Gordon set for a major landmark

By Daniel Lightman, August 4, 2011

No Test cricketer has scored a century in years. Several – including such immortals of the game as Wilfred Rhodes, 95, SF Barnes, 94, and Sir Donald Bradman, 92 – succumbed in the nervous nineties. So this coming Saturday will mark a major landmark: The South African medium-pace bowler of the 1930s, Norman Gordon, will celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Young guns boost LMV title bid

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Excellent displays from Neil Lederman and Andrew Greenwall-Cohen helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their title charge in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Some lusty blows over the top were the highlight of Lederman's valuable innings of 63 against Finchley.

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National challenge

August 4, 2011

The National Scratch competition is being reinstated by the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies after a gap of six years.

The tournament, which will be hosted by Abridge Golf & Country Club on September 5, is open to all Jewish male golfers with a handicap of nine or less.

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'Fantastic response' for JRDA

By David Gold, August 4, 2011

The Jewish Racing Drivers Association (JRDA) will be officially launched on September 11 at an event hosted by Lotus Silverstone during the Le Mans Series and Intercontinental Cup.

The JRDA announced earlier this year that they were forming an organisation which they hope will find a Jewish Formula 1 champion within five years, and they have attracted attention from the US and Europe.

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Evans rewarded as Israel finish fifth

By Danny Caro, August 3, 2011

Josh Evans was named Most Valuable Player in the tournament as Israel finished a credible fifth at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 event in the Isle of Man.

Israel finished the competition strongly, beating Spain by 180 runs in the fifth place play-off

Having won the toss, Spain invited Israel to bat first in what were initially damp and foggy conditions.

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Stars retain NJCL Super Sixes

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Star Sixes retained the NJCL Super Sixes trophy, defeating Salford Comets in a final dominated by bat over ball.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Elliot Koffman and Jonny Wineberg made good progress, Koffman hitting Black for a huge six over long-on, but, against some accurate bowling from Star, could not find any consistently big hitting.

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Runs flow in Chigwell victory

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Chigwell & Hainault produced a fine performance to beat Belmont & Edgware on Sunday, with their batsmen piling on the runs to hit their highest total of the season.

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Joseph appointed captain of Lions A

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Ben Joseph has been appointed as new club captain of London Maccabi Lions A for 2011/12 season.

The former MSFL Young Player of the Year has been an integral member of the side for several years and the managers Malcolm Newman and Josh Newman believe the team will benefit from his leadership for the coming season.

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Israel given a grilling by Denmark

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Israel face a playoff for fifth place after losing to Denmark at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 Tournament in the Isle of Man.

Following back-to-back wins over Belgium and Norway, they went down by 8 wickets against the group winners at Cronkbourne.

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