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Lustigman named as Maccabi GB Futsal manager

August 5, 2010

Adam Lustigman has been named manager and Paul Shamplina player/coach of the Maccabi GB Futsal side for next summer's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Lustigman has coached and managed teams at Faithfold for 20 years, and set up the current Faithfold Masters team. He now coaches for Excel and London Lions.

"I'm very excited to be managing at my first Games,' he said. "We expect the competition for places to be very strong and hope to bring some medals home with us."


Lightning triumph at Manchester tournament

August 5, 2010

South Lightning beat a Barbarians side by 33 wickets to win the NJCL Super Sixes tournament in Manchester on Sunday.

The sides met in the final after finishing in the top two places of a league also featuring teams from Bury and Leeds.

The Barbarians, comprising players from several clubs, had no answer to the superb batting prowess of South's Jonny Lieberman, who was undefeated on 27, and captain Steve Glicher, who retired on 31 off just 12 balls.


Danielle’s jump start in Barcelona

By Alex Carson, August 5, 2010

Danielle Frenkel, 22, set a new women's high jump record for Israel in its debut at the European Athletics Championship in Barcelona

She cleared the bar at 1.92m in the qualifying round advancing her to the final where she managed to clear only 1.85m followed by three failed attempts at 1.89m, handing victory to Croatia's Blanka Vlasic, reaching 2.03m.

Frenkel remains optimistic and happy with her overall performance, despite not being victorious in the finals and finishing 12th and last place.


Europa League round-up

By Danny Caro, July 30, 2010

A first half strike from Vladimer Dvalishvili steered Maccabi Haifa past Dinamo Minsk in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Maccabi Tel Aviv scored a crucial away goal in a 2-1 defeat against Olympiacos.

Haris Medunjanin gave the Israelis a shock 18th minute lead but the Greeks struck back with goals midway through the second half from Dennis Rommedahl and sub Jaouad Zairi turnings things around.

Both return legs are on August 5.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.