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Basger wins MSFL Player of the Year

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

London Maccabi Lions earned a win double at the JC MSFL end of season awards on Monday night with two players scooping the top individual awards.

Defender Louis Basger won Player of the Year while midfielder Yoav Lebens claimed the Young Player title.

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Manchester Maccabi reach NJCL T20 semis

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

Manchester Maccabi beat Bury & Whitefield by seven wickets to reach the last four of the Northern Jewish Cricket League Twenty20 Cup.

The holders were drawn to play Bury for the second time in cup ties this season. Due to fixture congestion, the game was played midweek and it was home side Bury who won the important toss meaning they would avoid batting in the poor light later on.

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Vale stay in charge

June 7, 2010

Middx Sunday League Division Two

London Maccabi Vale 1st 2249 Adam Brand 74, Mark Bott 38, Danny Caro 30

Wycombe House 177 Ryan Kangisser 3-37

LMV won by 47 runs

London Maccabi Vale 1st moved a step closer to promotion from Middlesex Sunday League Division Two after claiming a 47-run victory over Wycombe House.

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Vale 2nd edge home

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Haryom - 150 Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40

LMV 2nd XI 151-9 Nigel Rothband 93

LMV 2nd XI finally got their first league win of the season with an extremely close victory over Haryom at Rowley Lane.

LMV won the toss and with a team consisting of nine Bowlers, a Batter and a Keeper, duly inserted Haryom. Jonathan Freedman opened up with an extremely accurate spell and was soon rewarded with an early wicket clean bowling Sid.

Daniel Cohen at the other end was struggling a little and after four overs was replaced by his Junior Maccabiah cohort Andrew Greenwall Cohen.

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BECC edge home

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Wealdstone Corinthians 160-9 Restan 3-18
BECC 1st 161-9 (Abrahams 65*, Evans 32

Belmont & Edgware 1sts maintained their 100 per cent record in all matches this season with a friendly victory over Wealdstone Corinthians.

This was a fixture at short notice, as the captain of original opponents Waltham Central CC was involved in a motor accident on Friday night and was in intensive care on Saturday. The thoughts of BECC are with his family and friends.

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MAL well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division 3

MAL 215 (39.1 overs) Y Lebens 92, M Aziz 31, Niam 5-28

Harrow St Mary's 216/5 (35 overs) Aitken 63, Soosay 56, Kandia 33*, Klinger 3-51, Wise 1-25, Landau 1-59

MAL produced a woeful performance to collapse to a five-wicket defeat against Harrow St Mary's, dropping eight straightforward catches in the process.

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Cricket scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE

DIVISION 2

London Maccabi Vale 1st 224-9 Adam Brand 74, Mark Bott 38, Danny Caro 30

Wycombe House 177 Ryan Kangisser 3-37

LMV won by 47 runs

DIVISION 3

MAL 215 Yoav Lebens 92, Mark Aziz 31

Harrow St Mary's 216-5 Michael Klinger 3-51

MAL lost by 5 wickets

Haryom 150 Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI 151-9 Nigel Rothband 93

LMV won by 1 wicket

MACCABI NATIONAL KNOCKOUT CUP

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Barnet 161 Richard Carlowe 32, Richard Berman 30, Danny Myers 4-16

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Injured Foreman loses world boxing crown

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Yuri Foreman lost his WBA Light Middleweight title on a ninth-round TKO against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

The student rabbi suffered a bizarre injury after slipping twice on a wet canvass in the 7th round. The fall caused Foreman, 29, to twist his right knee, which was already in a brace from a previous injury. With only one leg to stand on, Foreman became a sitting duck and was unable to demonstrate his usual speed and mobility against Puerto Rican Cotto.

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Foreman to defend boxing title

By Mike Sinclair, June 3, 2010

Yuri Foreman, the world boxing champion student rabbi, will be following in the footsteps of the legends when he makes the first defence of his WBA light-middleweight title against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium tomorrow.

It will be the first fight there since Muhammad Ali retained his heavyweight crown against Ken Norton in 1976.

The fight comes 11 months after Foreman beat Daniel Santos on points in Las Vegas to become the first observant Jew to win a world boxing title for 70 years.

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Peer set to be 'best ever' Israeli tennis player

By Simon Griver, June 3, 2010

Shahar Peer is set to become the highest-ever ranked Israeli tennis player after reaching the fourth round of the French Open.

A straight-sets defeat against top seed Serena Williams could not dampen a week where Peer will move up to 14 in the WTA rankings, surpassing Anna Smashnova's best ranking of 15, and her own career high of 15 achieved in January 2007.

Seeded 18, Peer played superb tennis to beat 13th seed Marion Bartoli 7-6, 6-2 in the third round but could not repeat the performance against Williams who won 6-2, 6-2 in 67 minutes.

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