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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.

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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.

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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.

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Red-hot Lieberman inspires South Manchester

By David Gold, July 4, 2011

South Manchester Sports Club defeated Salford Jewish by five wickets to spare thanks to another inspired performance from Akiva Lieberman in the Greater Manchester Amateur League.

South sent their opponents in to bat first, but Salford found themselves up against some testing bowling from Lieberman and Josh Oehley, and they struggled to build up a convincing tally.

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Belmont & Edgware claim first league success

By Danny Caro, July 4, 2011

Excellent displays from Ashley Connick, Simon Taylor, Rafi Addlestone and Richie Wienburg helped Belmont & Edgware 1st claim their first success of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Two season.

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Schultz inspires LMV victory

By Danny Caro, July 4, 2011

A half century from the evergreen Martin Schultz inspired a depleted London Maccabi Vale 1s to a 43-run victory over Bharat Olympians in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Playing with only three recognised batsmen, LMV, who were missing record run-scorer Adam Brand showed character and determination to maintain their title hopes.

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Cricket scoreboard - July 3

By Danny Caro, July 4, 2011

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
London Maccabi Vale 1st 173 (35 overs) Martin Schultz 62
Bharat Olympians 130 (32.3 overs)
LMV won by 43 runs

DIVISION TWO
Kensington and Chelsea 141 Ashley Connick 4-10
Belmont & Edgware 1st Simon Taylor 142 39
BECC won by 4 wickets

FRIENDLIES
Woodford Green CC 246-9 (40 overs)
MAL 127 (35 overs) Grant Pakter 60 not out

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LMV colts crush Totteridge Millhillians

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2011

Kate Moss has chosen to wear a dress by disgraced designer John London Maccabi Vale Under 15s cruised to an emphatic victory over Totteridge Millhillians.

Skipper Simeon Cohen lost the toss but LMV were surprised to find themselves invited to bat first on a glorious evening at a sunlit Rowley Lane.

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Erlich and Peer reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2011

Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer have reached the last eight of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

The unseeded pair overcame Brits Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae in a gripping contest on Thursday afternoon.

Erlich and Peer won the first set 6-4 but they found themselves 4-1 down in the second as Fleming and Rae mounted a comeback.

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Furman: It will be sweet 16

By James Masters, June 30, 2011

Dean Furman is hoping his stellar season with Oldham Athletic will rub off on Team GB's Under 16 side ahead of the European Maccabi Games.

Furman, a former Chelsea trainee, joined Barnet coach Michael Stone to offer advice to the 18-strong squad during a training session.

The Under 16 side face a tough task to come out on top, with teams from Spain, Germany, Denmark and Austria all hoping to

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