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South land NJCL hat-trick

July 30, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi retained the NJCL crown for the third consecutive season after easing to a nine-wicket victory in the title-decider against Manchester Maccabi.

Fresh from their victory at the NJCL Twenty20 last week, South skipper Steven Glicher had no hesitation in putting Maccabi into bat.

The decision paid dividends as Maccabi had no answer to the pace of Akiva Lieberman (3-11) and the guile of David Glick (4-13).

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Eyal: Kayal is sure to be one of the Bhoys

By Simon Griver, July 30, 2010

Former Celtic star Eyal Berkovic has backed Biram Kayal to build a successful career at Celtic Park.

The 22-year-old Israeli flew to Glasgow earlier this week and has agreed a four-year deal worth £350,000 a year, subject to a medical and a work permit. Celtic will pay Maccabi Haifa £1.25 million for the defensive midfielder.

Berkovic said: "Biram will fit Celtic like a glove and be very suited to the game over there. He is a very gifted technical player but also a very aggressive player.

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Munich victims snubbed

July 30, 2010

Israel's IOC delegate has confirmed there will not be a memorial for the Munich massacre victims at the opening ceremony of London 2012.

Alex Gilady, who is also a member of the IOC's London 2012 Co-ordination Committee, did confirm, however, that the Israel Olympic Committee will be hosting a reception to mark the 40th anniversary in which 11 of the Israeli Olympic delegation were killed during the 1972 Munich Games.

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Telcher to teach Peer new tricks

July 30, 2010

Shahar Peer will work with Pete Sampras' old coach Elliot Telcher over the next month.

One of the most successful Jewish players, Telcher, 51, is a former world No. 5, who retired in 1982.

During the 1990s, Telcher coached the then world No. 1 Pete Sampras.

He will instruct Peer until after the US Open, when the pair will decide if the partnership is working.

Seeded six at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, Peer came from behind to beat Daniel Hantuchova of Slovakia in the first round.

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Wolpe inspires Chigwell

July 29, 2010

CRICKET A superb knock of 75 from guest player Benny Wolpe helped Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue claim a 69-run victory over Belmont & Edgware 2nd.

A partnership of 45 in eight overs between stand-in Chigwell captain Matt Murray (31) and Nigel Katseph set up a solid base. Wolpe and Nigel Katseph (36 not out) turned the screw with a partnership of 147 as Chigwell closed on 197.

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Landau treated like a Lord for the day

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2010

Mark Landau had the experience of a lifetime after helping the Lord's Taverners celebrate 60 years on the main square at Lord's.

The MAL vice-captain was originally due to take part in the Hit for 60 event that was postponed due to a sponsorship shortfall.

Landau, 31, raised £500 to take part in a Diamond Jubilee eight-a-side competition.

Changing in the visitors' dressing room, Landau's team, Taverners Talent, were joined by Vince Wells, the former England and Kent batsman, and Chris White, the highly-regarded rugby referee.

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Bronze for Mills

July 29, 2010

Israel's Noam Mills took bronze at the senior European Championships in Leipzig. Competing in the women's epee, Mills produced her best result of the season and career best as a senior.

A good first round with three victories out of five fights positioned her for a decisive 15-7 win over the Ukraine's Ksenija Panteleyeva at the start of direct elimination, followed by a 12-10 win on time against Anna Sivkova of Russia in the last-32 stage. Two more good wins saw the Mills, 25, facing world No.13 Imke Duplitzer of Germany, to whom she went out 15-8. Duplitzer went on to take gold.

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Nakash on course

July 29, 2010

Ran Nakash, the unbeaten Israeli cruiserweight, moved a step closer to a world title shot after outpointing Victor Barragan over 10 hard rounds to claim his 25th straight professional victory.

Nakash, taken the distance for only the sixth time, took the decision by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94 over Barragan, a late replacement, at The Arena in Philadelphia.

The 32-year-old Haifa fighter is now being lined up to fight American Bobby Gunn, who has twice challenged for world titles.

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Southgate strikes it rich

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2010

football The format for JC MSFL season 2010/11 was confirmed at the league AGM.

Following a restructuring of the league, Southgate Harmen A accepted a League Management Committee invitation to play in Premier Division for the first time. Hendon United B requested relegation into Division One. FC Team A and Chigwell Athletic moved into Division One, while Montana Boca United B, L'Equipe and Hendon C go into Division Two.

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Shirley shines at National Junior Bowl

July 29, 2010

Shirley won the coveted Hartsbourne Trophy at the National Junior Bowl.

The West Midlands club tied with Lee Park under the regular format of four out of six scores counting but when all six scores were taken into account, Shirley triumphed by one shot.

Lee Park took home the Potters Bar Cup as runner-up.

Organised under the auspices of the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies alighted at Shirley Golf Club,

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