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BECC's flying start to cricket season

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2010

An unbeaten 38 from Joel Phillips steered Belmont & Edgware to victory as they beat Haryom in the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three.

Electing to bowl first, Gideon Restan and Mike Prager kept things tight with Restan taking one for 12 in an opening spell of five overs. Neil Myeroff (1-20) maintained the solid start but it was Stuart Davis (4-24) who was chief destroyer. Phillips chipped in with 2-17 at the death at Haryom were dismissed for 138.

Simon Durban (26), Warren Averbuch (32), batting with a runner laid the platform for Phillips to see the job through.


Oakhill win Shonn Trophy

May 7, 2010

Two goals from Jake Gilbert helped Oakhill Lions win the Shonn Trophy after beating Manchester Maccabi 3rd 3-1 on Thursday night.

An exciting final was not decided until the last few minutes at Salford City FC’s Moor Lane ground.

Maccabi went close with several corners and a couple of half chances in the opening exchanges, but it was Oakhill, who had perhaps played the better football, that looked most likely to get the breakthrough and they broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Gilbert was left unmarked and volleyed home spectacularly from 10 yards.


MSFL manager calls for chairman to quit

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

The Maccabi League was plunged into turmoil after its longest-serving manager called for chairman David Wolff to resign after his team were fined and lost points over a match that was not played because of a double-booking.

Justin Rockberger, the manager of first division Camden Park, is set to appeal to the London FA over a £100 fine and demand that the team's match against Brady Maccabi be replayed.


Bull clinches it for London Maccabi Lions

May 6, 2010

An extra time strike from Dylan Bull helped London Maccabi Lions Under Nine's clinch the Watford Friendly League Cup after a thrilling 2-1 win over Panathinaikos.

Captain Joey Gold put the Lions ahead deep into the second half but Panathainakos, who had beaten the Lions twice this season, replied with virtually the last kick of normal time.

With keeper Hadley Shapps producing heroics at one end, it was left to Bull to convert a Joe Leslie cross at the far post to spark wild celebrations.


Oakhill pay the penalty in cup defeat

May 6, 2010

Republic of Mancunia will meet Broughton Park in the Tony Cohen Memorial Cup final after beating Oakhill Lions on penalties.

The teams were locked 2-2 after extra time in the semi-final. Darren Loofe and Paul Basger netted for Republic. Oakhill's goals came via Daniel Cohen and an own goal.

South Manchester Maccabi 2nd's won the top of the table clash in the Joan Collins Premier Division, beating Haroldeans 2-1.

Howard Hymanson and Simon Mattison struck for South. Bobby Abrams replied. South lie two points ahead of the Merseysiders who have a game in hand.


Hendon through to semi-final

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Hendon United A will play Faithfold A in the Peter Morrison Trophy semi-final on Sunday after thumping Premier Division rivals Redbridge Jewish Care A 5-2.

The JC League Cup runners-up were indebted to goals from Ben Kon (2), Avidan Last, Avishai Last and Dovid Korman. Danny Hakimi and Lewis Walker netted for RJC.

North West Neasden A boosted double hopes with a 2-0 victory over Cyril Anekstein Cup winners London Maccabi Lions A. Tony Keterman and James Gershfield were the scorers.


Murrell late show frustrates Neasden

By James Martin, May 6, 2010

Southgate Harmen blew the Division One promotion race wide open as a late wonder strike from Ben Murrell saw them leapfrog Neasden in the race for promotion.

Neasden had only themselves to blame as they failed to build on a good start given to them by leading scorer Ryan Sher. They paid the penalty as goals by Craig Phillips and Murrell means Harmen can go four points clear in second if they beat Oakwood on Sunday.


Belmont offer free youth membership

May 6, 2010

Belmont & Edgware Belmont & Edgware Cricket Club are looking forward to the new season following some large structural changes. A new committee, new sponsor, new partnership agreement and a new caterer will support the clubs activities.

They have signed a two-year deal with Lawrence Grant Accountants, enabling the club to continue developing and allowing players of all abilities to enjoy their sport.


What is the future for London Jewish cricket?

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2010

Can the Maccabi League be revamped or has it run it's course?

Derrick Sheldon


Barnet Syngogue footballers gear up

May 6, 2010

Barnet Synagogue are going from strength to strength. Managed by Ronnie Palester, they have 16 matches scheduled including a Maccabi GB National Knockout Cup preliminary round tie against Chigwell.

Playing home games at Copthall in Mill Hill, the team features a blend of youth and experience, including opener David Freeman, aged 71.