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Fabulous Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, has been given a contract extension following Israel's victory over Latvia which kept alive their Euro 2012 qualification hopes.

First-half strikes from captain Yossi Benayoun and defender Tal Ben Haim kept Israel in contention for next year's finals with a 2-1 success in Riga.

Victory for the top two mean that Israel remain in third place in Group F, a po


Chigwell & Hainault conquer BECC 2nds

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2011

Chigwell & Hainault claimed a 24-run victory in a friendly against Belmont & Edgware 2nds.

The east Londoners got off to a bad start after being reduced to 17-2, but a stand of over 200 by Rose and Lloyd Dudridge took the game away for BECC.


Cricket scoreboard

June 6, 2011


London Maccabi Vale 1st 281-8 (40 overs) Adam Brand 112, Martin Schultz 50, Alex Haffner 48

MTSCC 264-8 (40 overs) Joseph Greenwall-Cohen 3-49

LMV won by 17 runs




Brand leads LM Vale to victory

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

A century from Adam Brand helped London Maccabi Vale 1st register a 17-run win over Middlesex Tamils in Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Captain Brand decided to bat first on a cold and damp day at Rowley Lane.


Lipsky and Dellacqua capture grand slam title

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

American Scott Lipsky and Australian Casey Dellacqua have won the French Open mixed doubles title.

The unseeded pair surprised top seeds and defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic in a three set thriller.

Lipsky, 29, held serve throughout and produced some crucial volleys in the decisive set.


MAL 2nd well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

MAL 2nd suffered an eight-wicket defeat in a friendly against Hampstead.

Hampstead elected to field on what looked to be a decent but used track.

Opening bowler Bradley was getting good carry and beat the bat regularly. Avi Gelley was the first man out after a mix-up with Daniel Susser saw him run out.


MAL too strong for LM Vale 2nd

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2011

MAL moved into the top two of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League second division with a comprehensive six-wicket win over local rivals London Maccabi Vale on Sunday.


Ben Haim keeps Israel in contention

By Danny Caro, June 5, 2011

A penalty from Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim keep alive Israel's Euro 2012 qualification hopes after they beat Latvia 2-1 in Riga on Saturday evening.

Israel forged ahead after 17 minutes when captain Yossi Benayoun finished off an excellent passing move with a powerful drive.


Latvia game is critical, says coach Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 2, 2011

Luis Fernandez has described tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier in Latvia as win or bust.

Israel go into the match lying third in Group F. They trail leaders Greece by a point and are level on points with second-placed Croatia, having played a game more than both their rivals.


Lipsky hits top form

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

Scott Lipsky was the surprise package at the French Open after excelling in both doubles' competitions at Roland Garros.

New Yorker Lipsky, 29, teamed up with Casey Dellacqua to reach the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

Lipsky and Rajeev Ram were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the men's doubles. They bowed out in three sets against fourth seeds Michael Llodra and Henad Zimonjic