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GB announce Euro Games table tennis squad

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

Maccabi GB have selected their table tennis squad ahead of next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Spearheaded by team manager Dov Katz, co-chair of the Maccabi GB international table tennis committee, the delegation features the cream of English Jewish table tennis talent with an array of highly-ranked England stars included.

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BECC 1sts well beaten

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

Belmont & Edgware 1st were unable to build on last week’s memorable cup victory as MAL ran out victors by eight wickets to confirm promotion from Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

The match started rather more successfully than it ended for BECC who were decimated by injury and lack of availability. Captain Ashley Connick won the toss, a rare occurrence in recent months. Although wanting to bowl, having only seven players at the designated start time necessitated a bat.

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BECC 2nd edged out

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

BECC 2nd XI had an interesting fixture against a team captained by none other than BECC's very own Steven Altmann-Richer.

Although he soon departed, for a low score, Crossed-Keys CC amassed 167-7 in their 30 overs.

Particular mention must go to Jack Mendel and Ben Tilley, both of whom bowled brilliantly, with each being rewarded with a brace of wickets. Goldman, Jeffries and Horowitz each chipped in with a wicket, with all the bowlers being well-supported in the field with some good catches, particularly by Jacobs and Goldman.

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Mixed fortunes for London Maccabi Vale

August 16, 2010

Newly crowned Division Two champions London Maccabi Vale 1st maintained their unbeaten Middlesex Sunday League record after recording a 108-run victory over SKPP.

Sent in to bat, LMV made full use of the 40 overs with captain Adam Brand (71) continuing his purple patch. Opener Danny Caro (30) anchored the innings with Mark Bott blasting his way to an unbeaten 46.

The wicket did not improve in the second innings as SKPP were dismissed for 127. Saul Weitzman (4-22) was the pick of the bowlers with Ryan Kangisser claiming 3-44.

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Cricket scoreboard

August 16, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

London Maccabi Vale 1st 235-7 Adam Brand 71, Mark Bott 46 not out, Danny Caro 30

SKPP 127 Saul Weitzman 4-22, Ryan Kangisser 3-44

LMV won by 108 runs

LMV are champions

DIVISION THREE

BECC 1st 83 Grant Traub 4-10

MAL 87-2 Mark Landau 56 not out

MAL won by 8 wickets

MAL are promoted

REPRESENTATIVE MATCH

NJCL Reps 112-9

Ladybridge 100 all out

NJCL Rep side beat Ladybridge by 12 runs

NJCL TWENTY20 MATCH

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MAL clinch promotion

By Danny Caro, August 16, 2010

MAL clinched promotion to Division Two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League with a clinical display against Belmont & Edgware 1sts.

With the pitch at Camdenians looking green and damp, it was somewhat surprising that BECC skipper Ashley Connick elected to bat on winning the toss. He and fellow opener Alex Goodman played steadily enough before Mark Landau trapped Connick LBW in front with an inswinger.

Josh Burke picked up the second wicket - having bowled some hostile stuff at both batsmen he produced a snorter that clipped the top of Averbuch's off stump.

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Golden wonders: GB kids in American gold rush

August 12, 2010

Great Britain's 'Golden Generation' swept all before them at the JCC Maccabi Games after an all-conquering performance in the United States.

The 36-strong squad won an incredible 99 medals including 47 golds following a hugely successful tournament in Denver.

The Track and Field team achieved a record haul of 24 golds as every member returned home with a medal.

Abbi Pinnick led the Swimming squad to success as each competitor managed a place on the podium after collecting 36 medals between them.

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Gold blast gives Lions extra bite

August 12, 2010

Tony Gold has told his London Lions he will not tolerate another defensive horror show following the opening day draw at Bedford.

Despite taking a two-goal lead inside the first 12 minutes, the Lions were unable to make the most of their advantage and needed a late equaliser from James Gershfield to rescue a point.

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Shahar Peer training with Navratilova coach for US Open

By Simon Griver, August 12, 2010

Shahar Peer has enlisted the help of Martina Navratilova's former coach ahead of her US Open campaign later this month.

The 23-year-old Israeli began training last week with Craig Kardon, a top coach who has also previously worked with Jennifer Capriati and most recently Anna Ivanovic.

Kardon will begin working permanently with Peer after the US Open if the partnership proves productive. Peer's declared target is to reach the world's top ten.

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Avram Grant: 'at home' at West Ham

By James Masters, August 12, 2010

Avram Grant has revealed that he feels right at home in London's East End ahead of West Ham's opening Premier League game of the season.

The former Israel coach, who replaced Gianfranco Zola at Upton Park last month, begins his reign with a trip to managerless Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Hammers endured a wretched season fighting against relegation last time around but Grant is adamant the feel-good factor surrounding the club has given everyone a newfound confidence.

"Life is very good and I feel as if I have been here at Upton Park for many years," he said.

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