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Harrow late show stifles Belmont

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

Belmont & Edgware were beaten by 50 runs as Harrow St. Mary’s maintained their unbeaten record with a 50-run victory.

HSM arrived at the Met Police Ground an hour late and after winning the toss, Belmont & Edgware captain Ashley Connick invited them to bat first.

In a match reduced to 35 overs a side, Daniel Geey and Warren Averbuch opened the bowling, before Neil Myeroff and Connick took over to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs.

Myeroff was miserly as ever, conceding only 20 from his seven overs and picking up two wickets, whilst Connick, bowling off-spin, took 3-36.

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Niman inspires Salford

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2010

A decisive burst from stalwart Andrew Niman helped Salford end Manchester Maccabi’s 20-match unbeaten run as they claimed a 39-run victory in the NJCL.

On a cold and breezy day at Scholes Field in Cheadle, Salford captain Josh Henry lost the toss to Ray Tammam and Salford were invited to bat first. Andrew Niman opened with Glynn and the two mixed attack and defence to good effect, making 12 and 8 respectively.

Young pace bowlers Daniel Franks and Ashley Landes both looked good however, taking three wickets each as Salford struggled to 56-6 at the break.

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Benayoun completes Chelsea switch

By Simon Griver, July 2, 2010

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun joined Premier League champions Chelsea on a four-year deal on Friday.

Benayoun, 30, was at Stamford Bridge on Thursday where he had a personal meeting with club owner Roman Abramovich before agreeing a contract.

The Israeli will reportedly earn £70,000 a week and Chelsea will pay Liverpool an estimated £6.5 million transfer fee.

Benayoun told Chelsea's website: "I am very excited to come to a club like Chelsea, it is a big club and I think it is a dream for every player."

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Yuri Foreman squares up to John Duddy

By Mike Sinclair, July 1, 2010

Yuri Foreman is being lined up to fight Irishman John Duddy at Madison Square Garden when he recovers from his recent knee surgery.

It is a make-or-break fight for the world title aspirations of Foreman and Duddy, who are both based in New York.

Foreman lost his WBA light-middleweight world title to Miguel Cotto on June 5 while Belfast-born Duddy was clearly outpointed by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr - son of the Mexican legend of the same name - at the San Antonio Alamodome last weekend.

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Second meet for Jewish Golf

July 1, 2010

The Association of Jewish Golf & Societies held the second meeting of its current calendar at Moor Allerton when the Northern Junior bowl featured six teams representing all the clubs and societies affiliated to the Association other than the London Clubs and Sussex Jewish Golf Society

The first element of the competition was played on Saturday with the Shirley pairing of Joe Norton and Ellie Berwick winning the four-ball better ball format with a score of 62

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JC award for athletic achievement

July 1, 2010

The race is on to find the community's top track and field starlets.

Together with athletics correspondent Brian Sacks, we are looking for the top young athletes as we launch the JC Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement.

Daniel, the late son of Brian, died aged 27. A passionate athlete, he ran seven London Marathons, raising thousands of pounds for British Emunah.

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Student Ziff's Triathlon win

By Brian Sacks, July 1, 2010

Birmingham medical student Oliver Ziff, 21, has won the British Universities Triathlon Championships in Sheffield.

Ziff, 21, from Leeds, retained the title he won as a freshman last year.

He said: "I wasn't totally happy with my performance in the 1,500m swim, and I benefitted from the mistake of two swimmers who had broken away but then lost 10 seconds by going slightly off course.

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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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