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Sahar axed from Israel squad

By Simon Griver, September 29, 2010

Ben Sahar was a surprise omission when Israel named a 26-man squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers at home to Croatia on October 9 and away to Greece on October 12.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker failed to impress manager Luis Fernandez last month and was substituted in Israel’s first two matches.


MAL finish on a high

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

MAL finished their 2010 season in style with a win off the final ball against South Loughton CC at Old Camdenians on Sunday.

On a blustery rainy day, it was probably only due to the fact that it was the final day of the season that the game was completed at all.

South Loughton won the toss and chose to bat, and were quickly in trouble, as Anthony Cowan found some early swing to bowl Battle for 1 and Shearer for 0, leaving the score at 7-2.


Comment: Innings isn't over for multi-clubs

By Benedict Bermange, September 28, 2010

At the start of the season, the future of Jewish cricket looked bleak after the collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League. We asked some of the stalwarts of the game for their thoughts on the concept of a super-club. With the season virtually over, Benedict Bermange, a cricket statistician for Sky Sports, believes that clubs should remain separate.


Faithfold up and running

September 28, 2010

Faithfold secured their first points of the Maccabi Masters League season with an impressive 3-0 win over South Mancs A in Division One. Strikes from Russell Rich, Gary Good and Jonny Mack lifted the Superhoops to second in the table.


Euro mission for new Maccabi golf chair

September 28, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed Stephen Schindler as its Golf Chair ahead of next year's 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Having represented Maccabi GB at the recent Maccabi Transatlantic Cup, Schindler will also spearhead the golf challenge for the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

Schindler said, "My hopes and expectations are to organise and fundraise for the most competitive teams in all golfing categories ever taken by Team GB in golf. I want to take a team to both these games that competes at the highest levels and enjoys the experience whilst, hopefully, bringing home some medals".


Red-hot Redbridge leave Lions in a spot of bother

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

Redbridge Jewish Care A remain the only team in the JC MSFL Premier Division with a 100 per cent record after they beat London Maccabi Lions A 2-1. Ben Sollosi and Lewis Walker were their scorers. Mike Pearson pulled one back for the Lions.

Two goals from Jacob Gold helped North London Raiders A end Faithfold A's perfect record in a 3-2 victory. Rob Sanford made it 3-0 before Paul Babai and substitute David Lederman set up a grandstand finish.


Hendon league offers football for all

September 28, 2010

A new seven-a-side Jewish football league is kicking off in Hendon on Sunday afternoons from October.

The friendly league, which is being run by Hendon United Sports Club, is open to all and designed to appeal to both children and adults who do not want to play in formal league teams.

Anyone from six upwards can make up teams, existing clubs can enter teams, or individuals can enter, in which case the league will help them form teams.


Nine-man Rovers steal the show

By James Masters, September 28, 2010

Hyde Park Rovers boss Phillip Braham has warned his hot-headed students to leave their raging antics at home following their fiery clash against Manchester Maccabi 3rds.

Rovers were reduced to nine men after having Bobby Abrahams and Jason Wise sent off during their hard-earned 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten league leaders.

Both were dismissed for two bookable offences as tempers flared in a pulsating contest which saw Martin Simons' men suffer their first defeat in six games.


Benayoun to have horse treatment for calf injury

By Simon Griver, September 28, 2010

Yossi Benayoun is set to undergo the controversial horse placenta treatment from Serbian physiotherapist Marijana Kovicevic in a bid to be fit for Israel's upcoming vital Euro 2012 qualifiers.

The Chelsea midfielder limped off in the second half of last week's Carling Cup defeat against Newcastle last week after tearing a muscle in his right calf. The initial diagnosis was that he would be out for at least three weeks, missing Israel's home game against Croatia on October 9 and visit to Greece on October 12.


Depleted Lions make their point

By Danny Caro, September 28, 2010

London Lions took a valuable point against high flying Hoddesdon Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

Andy Glynne's second-half goal ensured Lions took a point after a poor first-half performance.

Both sides were devoid of regular first team players and the game and result reflected that. Among the absentees for the Lions were top-scorer James Gershfield, Adam Stolerman, Craig Ellis, Danny Berg and Ben Ellis. Blustery conditions in Broxbourne made it difficult for both teams to find any rhythm and resulted in a scrappy affair.