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New team for Maccabi GB basketball

July 1, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed Marc Diner and Craig Harris to take charge of developing basketball at next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna and looking further forwards, the 19th Maccabiah Games.

They have both competed at numerous Maccabiot, including last year where Diner was Chair of basketball and Harris managed the boys squad. Harris has also led teams to games in North America.

Maccabi GB are looking to recruit youngsters aged 11 and over to play with the objective of representing Team GB at the EMG and the 2013 Maccabiah Games. Trials take place on July 11.

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The JC team of the year

July 1, 2010

After a long, hard season, London Lions, North West Neasden A and London Maccabi Lions were the top dogs down south, while up north, Haroldeans and Oakhill Lions added silverware to their trophy cabinets. But it is London Lions who dominate Danny Caro's team of the year.

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Wimbledon interview: Ester Goldfeld

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2010

Celebrating her 17th birthday on American Independence Day, there was always going to be something special about wonder kid Ester Goldfeld.

The American this week reached the round of 32 at Wimbledon on her debut in the girls junior competition. Goldfeld accounted for Brit Katy Dunne 6-4, 6-2 in the first round but went down 6-4, 6-4 to Clothilde di Bernarde of France, despite gaining a better first serve percentage and serving more aces than her opponent in a match that last just over an hour.

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Hasmonean wins schools Twenty20

July 1, 2010

Hasmonean won the annual Jewish Inter-Schools Twenty20 tournament in Bushey.

At the tournament organised by Belmont and Edgware Cricket Club, an innings of 56 from David Ullman steered Hasmonean to victory in the opener against King Solomon. Hasmonean posted 135-9 with the East Londoners replying with 87-9.

JFS beat Immanuel College by six wickets in the other semi-final. Joel Sinclair's 28 helped Immanuel score 114-5. Joshua Shafer top-scored with 49 in the JFS reply.

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Israel Tennis hits back at player critics

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, July 1, 2010

As the last Israeli tumbled out at Wimbledon, a senior official at the Israel Tennis Centre has hit back at the claims of Dudi Sela who blasted the state of the Israeli game and the way it is run.

Sela crashed out in the opening round of the men's singles while Shahar Peer was eliminated in round two of the ladies competition. Andy Ram was the only Israeli involved in week two at the All England Tennis Club but he was eliminated from the men's doubles and mixed doubles on Monday.

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Argentina's defender gears up for Germany clash

July 1, 2010

Argentina defender Walter Samuel hopes to do what England could not: beat Germany.

The Inter Milan star, who has a Jewish mother, is set to return for tomorrow's quarter-final in Cape Town.

Samuel, 32, has not played since suffering a hamstring strain during the 4-1 group stage win over South Korea.

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GB Maccabiah duo step down

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2010

Darryl Lee and Adam Solomons have resigned from their posts on the GB Maccabiah and European Organising Committee.

Lee was chairman and Solomons vice-chairman of both the European and Maccabiah Games GB football teams as well as for the Pan American and Australia Games. Appointed last November, the pair stepped down due to work commitments, although Lee will remain on the Maccabiah Organising Committee in an advisory capacity.

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Maccabi GB appoints basketball management team

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed Marc Diner and Craig Harris to take charge of developing basketball at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna and looking further forwards, the Maccabiah Games in 2013.

Diner and Harris have both competed at numerous Maccabiot including last year’s Games where Marc was Chair of basketball and Craig managed the boys’ basketball squad. Craig has also led teams to the JCC Maccabi Games in North America.

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LMV 2 reach cup semi-finals

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2010

London Maccabi Vale 2nd breezed into the semi-finals of the Maccabi National Knockout Cup after defeating Chigwell by nine wickets.

Chigwell won the toss and decided to bat in beautiful sunny conditions at Rowley Lane. Simon Renshaw continued his excellent form with an early wicket, which was soon followed up at the other end as Jonathan ‘The Vet’ Lederman held onto an excellent catch in the slips off Adam Morris's bowling (1-20 from six overs).

Andrew Greenwall Cohen took over from Morris and produced another brilliant display of miserly bowling, take 1-9 from his eight overs.

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Israelis ousted at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2010

Israeli involvement at Wimbledon ended on Monday when Andy Ram was eliminated from the men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Seeded eight with Austrian partner Julian Knowle, Ram was beaten in round three of the men’s doubles by 11th seeds Marcel Granollers and Tommy Robredo of Spain. They went down 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

A few hours later, Ram and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina were beaten in straight sets by Kim Clijsters and Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-2.

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