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Franks heroics in vain for Maccabi

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

Ray Tammam, captain of Manchester Maccabi, praised bowler Daniel Franks following his team's defeat against leaders Ashton Allstars in the Greater Manchester Amateur League.

Franks put in a demon spell, claiming five-wickets, including a hat-trick, to dismiss Ashton for 79 and become the first Maccabi player that has taken five wickets since Tammam three years ago

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South Manchester fall short

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

An under-strength South Manchester just failed to overhaul West Didsbury in a close fought encounter in the Greater Manchester Amateur League.

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Maccabi National Knockout semi-final preview

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

The Maccabi Cricket National Knockout Cup semi-finals take place in London on Sunday. The first sees a repeat of last year's final with holders London Maccabi Vale travelling to Parmiters to take on Belmont & Edgware 1st.

BECC will be looking to kick-start their season after a disappointing start against an LMV side who secured their place with a five-wicket win over BECC's 2nd

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Chigwell & Hainault win Ronnie Shapiro Cup

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

The Ronnie Shapiro Cup, competed annually between Southgate and Chigwell & Hainault, is heading back to Essex after many years of dominance by Southgate after a nail-biting finish at World's End Lane.

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Cricket scoreboard - June 19

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

Middlesex Sunday League Division Two

MAL 220-8 (40 overs) Yoav Lebens 51, Ryan Pakter 33
Finchley 35 (20.3 overs) Yoav Lebens 5-12
MAL won by 185 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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LMV 2nd 245 Adam Brand 142

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Haifa to face Bosnians in Champions League

June 21, 2011

Maccabi Haifa have been drawn against Bosnian champions FK Borac Banja Luka in the Champions League qualifers.

The Greens must come through three qualifying rounds as they look to make the group stage for the second time in three years.

In season 2009/10, Haifa became the first team to go through the groups phase without scoring a goal or taking a point.

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Sela cruises into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2011

Dudi Sela breezed into the second round at Wimbledon following a straight sets victory over Frederico Gil of Portugal.

Wild card Sela claimed his 16th straight victory with an imperious display on Court 8.

He completed a confident performance 6-4, 6-1, 6-4, before the rain came.

His victory came hot on the heels of Shahar Peer's exit.

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Peer crashes out of Wimbledon

June 20, 2011

Shahar Peer has crashed out of Wimbledon.

Seeded 22, the Israeli won the first set 7-5 but after picking up a shoulder injury in the second, she had no answer to the power and precision of Ksenia Pervak, going down 6-4, 6-4 on Court 8 on the opening day.

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Israel spy Jonathan Pollard banned from father's funeral

By Anna Slater, June 20, 2011

A Facebook campaign to free Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from a US prison apparently sent the White House switchboard into meltdown on Sunday.

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Brutal Brand tortures Wycombe House

June 20, 2011

A brutal innings knock from Adam Brand helped London Maccabi Vale 2nd wrap up a first league victory of the season as they overpowered Wycombe House by 57 runs.

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