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Home comforts for Hartsbourne heroes

By James Masters, July 7, 2011

Hartsbourne made the most of home advantage as they enjoyed a stunning weekend of success at the Glancy tournament.

The hosts eased to victory in the prestigious Glancy Trophy to round off a perfect couple of days for Brian Gold's side.

The Glancy Trophy, which takes the lowest six gross scores out of the eight singles and combines them with the lowest three gross scores out of four in the f


Deano just the man for Dickov

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Dean Furman has expressed his delight at being appointed the new captain of Oldham Athletic.

Midfielder Furman, 23, was given the armband by manager Paul Dickov after Reuben Hazell left the club.

And the former Rangers and Chelsea man says he can't wait to get going after being given the role for the new season.


Masters futsal two good for Germany

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Adam Lustigman, manager of the Team GB Masters futsal squad, believes his troops can win the tournament after they made a winning start - beating Germany 2-0.

Second half strikes from Danny Schweiger, who is taking part in his 11th international Maccabi event, and newcomer Jamie Kaye earned GB a hard fought win in their opening match.


Table tennis juniors win first GB gold

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

Team GB's Junior table tennis took the first gold at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The squad - comprising Zak Zilesnick, Jack Josephs, Ben Raine and Zac Mandel - swept the board, winning their semi-finals and final by 3-0 margins.

Zilesnick got the ball rolling in the semi-final against Austria on Wednesday, beating his opponent, Klein 11-5, 12-10, 11-6.


European Maccabi Games Day 1 round-up

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

Team GB experienced mixed emotions on the opening day of the European Maccabi Games.

The Open futsal team went down 4-3 in a thriller against the much-fancied Australians.


Gershfield on fire for GB in perfect start

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

A first-half hat-trick from James Gershfield helped GB cruise to an 8-3 victory in their opening match against Belgium.

Things got off to a nightmare start when Michael Sacks was sent off after bringing an opponent down as the last defender inside the first minute.


Defeat for junior futsal team

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

Team GB's Junior futsal team suffered a 3-1 defeat in the opening match at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Captain Nathan Sollosi got GB off to a dream start with the opening goal.

Spain dominated from this point, rattling the post and putting the GB goal under incessant pressure.


European Maccabi Games: Day One preview

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2011

The 13th European Maccabi Games get under way in Vienna today.

Team GB's 220-man delegation start with a match in the junior futsal competition.

Then it is the turn of Jonny Cohen's Open futsal squad who take on highly-fancied Australia.

All eyes will be on Ben Winston's Open football squad who start their medal challenge with a game against Belgium.


Cardiff Maccabi back in the swing

By James Masters, July 5, 2011

Cardiff Maccabi returned to Sunday action with an impressive 34-run win over Pontllanfraith.

Having not played a full 40-over game on a Sunday for a number of years, Maccabi produced an impressive showing to defeat their hosts thanks to some impressive batting from Gary Israel.


MAL well beaten in friendly

By David Gold, July 4, 2011

MAL suffered a heavy defeat in a friendly against Woodford Green in south Essex.

On a pitch that looked overly dry, the home skipper won the toss and elected to bat. MAL started well, with Marc Mer and Sam Hillel bowling tight opening spells. Mer picked up the first two wickets, bowling Martin for 12 and having Leigh well held by Khurram Manzoor at extra cover for 2.