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MJSL ease to victory

By David Gold, August 18, 2011

An MJSL XI beat a Manchester Maccabi XI 3-0 in a game played in memory of Darren Rose.

Jack Lee scored twice and Dave Eden added the other for the MJSL team co--managed by Fraser Saville and Neil Collins.

"The point of the exercise was to give a lot of the boys a run out and they were positive about it.


Lustigman eyes Israel bowls tour

August 18, 2011

Maccabi GB Vice President Stuart Lustigman has set his sights on launching a lawn bowls tour to Israel.

The tour party includes 17 male and ten female bowlers together with non-playing spouse totalling 36 people.

The team, which leaves next month , will face five days of stiff competition in a week long programme with a two day match against Ra'anana and further contests against Ramat Gan, H


Republic ready for revenge

August 18, 2011

Stuart Shapiro can't wait to get started when his Republic of Mancunia team take on South Manchester 2nd in the MJSL Charity shield.

Republic, who finished second last year and won the Shonn Trophy, suffered heartbreak in their final game of last season after losing out on the title to Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Shapiro is now hoping his side can go one better and hit the ground running with Sp


Big guns readyfor MJSL battle

August 18, 2011

Republic of Mancunia
Last season: Shonn Trophy winners
Finished: 2nd
Manager: Stuart Shapiro

Verdict: After the heartbreak of missing out on last season's league title, Republic are determined to go one better this year. New boss Stuart Shapiro takes over the reins with Anthony Bloch moving upstairs to oversee the running of the club.


MSFL Season Preview: Division Four

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2011

Six new teams have joined the Maccabi League for season 2011/12. Here we get the low-down on the 10 participating teams in Division Four.



Benayoun tweeting gives clue

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has taken to Twitter after being snubbed by Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas.

The Israel star was used as an 89th minute subsitute during last weekend's goalless draw against Stoke as the Blues failed to make a winning start to the new Premier League season.

The former Liverpool man looks set to be surplus to requirements under Villa-Boas and could quit Stamford Bridge after info


Pre-season friendlies round-up

By Danny Caro, August 16, 2011

Find out how MSFL teams have been preparing for the new season.

Sunday, August 28

Faithfold A 2 Montana Boca United 2
Strikes from new signing Simon Lindell and Gary Cohen saw Montana finish on level terms with Faithfold at the Hive.

Mike Pearson bagged a brace for Faithfold.



Lucky 13 for Chigwell & Hainault

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

Chigwell and Hainault defeated local rivals Nazeing Common by 13 runs thanks to an impressive bowling and fielding performance.


South edge past Maccabi in all-Jewish Manchester cricket clash

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

South Manchester defeated Manchester Maccabi by five wickets at Gatley in the Greater Manchester Amateur league.

Jonathan Lieberman, South's winning captain in Steven Glicher's absence, said: "It was a good win for us because we had a lot of players missing and we always like to do our best, especially when playing our old friends. We were very pleased to win that game."


Landau in inspirational form as MAL clinch promotion

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

Maccabi Association London won by five wickets against London Maccabi Vale to move to within one win of the Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division Two title, clinching promotion in the process.