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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.


Peer reaches Stuttgart semis

By Simon Griver, May 6, 2010

Shahar Peer's clay court season got off to a flying start with two victories over top 10 players as she reached the semi-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Following a four-week break from the WTA circuit, Peer played some of the most impressive tennis of her career as she beat the world No. 8 Agnieska Radwanska of Poland in three sets. She followed it up with an even more impressive straight sets win over No. 3 Dinara Safina of Russia in the quarter final.


Hendon Hawks romp home

May 6, 2010

Hendon Hawks A Under 10's romped to victory in a top of the table clash against HMH White.

After a goalless first half, the Hawks went goal crazy, netting seven times in the second period to run out 7-2 winners.

Having created ample opportunities with quick passing into feet and plenty of movement off the ball, the Hawks came out for the second half determined to grab the win and immediately went in front, courtesy of David Amor who was on hand to tap the ball into the back of the net at the back post.


Lions ready for title showdown

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were dealt a blow after they were held 1-1 by Sandridge Rovers in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

A first-half strike from midfielder Daniel Stanton put the Lions ahead but they were left to rue missed chances as Rovers equalised after 75 minutes.

James Gershfield and Dean Nyman spurned chances to kill the game off.

Lions manager Tony Gold said: “Sandridge is always a difficult place to go. We played well on a terrible pitch in what was our seventh match in 14 days.


Lions Under 9s win cup

May 4, 2010

It was a case of third time lucky for London Maccabi Lions Under 9s as they beat Panathainakos to win the Watford Friendly League Cup.

Beaten by Panathainakos twice in the league this season, the Lions were grateful to the efforts of groundstaff at Everett Rovers who worked wonders to enable the game to go ahead after torrential rain.

Both teams were marched to the pitch in true final style and the game started in a fast and ferocious pace with Lions keeper Hadley Shapps being forced into an early good save by the Panathainakos striker.


Manchester Maccabi beat Bury

May 4, 2010

Manchester Maccabi moved into the second round of the Maccabi GB National Knockout Cup after beating Bury & Whitefield by 30 runs.

Good work with the new ball from Josh Rose restricted Maccabi to 6-2. Simon Jeffries (25) held the innings together but good work from Mason and Schogger, who also chipped in with two wickets apiece in economical spells, frustrated Maccabi.


London Lions reserves win cup

May 4, 2010

London Lions' County League reserve side put another piece of silverware in the Rowley Lane cabinet when they came from behind to win a pulsating County Cup final.

Jon Green and Dan Jacobs have assembled a side combining a superb mix of youth and experience - the likes of captain Tim Becker and ex-Charlton star Paul Linger the guiding lights for a crop graduates from their Under 18 set up, with no fewer than six teenagers making it into this final squad.


Team GB name 17-man squad for EMFT defence

May 4, 2010

Maccabi GB will take a 17-man Open Football squad to defend the European Maccabi Football Trophy in Spain later this month.

The young squad will be led by Phil Peters and Jamie Slavin.

Open Football Squad is:

Dan Lee (Redbridge)
Jerome Marks (Woodford Wanderers)
Joel Lassman (Brady Maccabi)
Laurence Judah (FC Team)
Lewis Blitz (NL Raiders)
Jeff Gotch (Montana Boca Utd)
Joe Cohen (Faithfold)
Jonny Kay (UJS Norstar)
Nick Woolf (NL Raiders)
Adam Posner (NL Raiders)
Jamie Freed (UJS Norstar)
David Green (King Solomon)
Ziggy Lichman (Southgate Harmen)


Benayoun contemplates future away from Anfield

May 4, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has admitted that his Liverpool future is far from certain.

The Reds have turned down to approaches for Israel captain from CSKA Moscow, the second a £9m offer, in January, but with uncertainty hanging over the future of manager Rafa Benitez, Benayoun has now confessed that he does not know if he will still be at Anfield next season.

With Liverpool failing to secure a top four finish, and consequently missing out of Champions League football in season 2010/11, Benayoun said: "It's very difficult to speak now about next season.