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MAL claim first win

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

MAL picked up their first win of the 2010 season thanks largely to a clinical display with the bat against Walthamstow CC on Sunday.

Having lost the toss and been put in to bat, some slightly wayward early bowling helped them to reach 30 off five overs, before Avishai Kestenbaum was late on a pull and tope edged to the keeper for a slightly rusty 0. Yoav Lebens joined Mark Landau and the pair set about building a platform, putting on 79 together, with Landau reaching his half century before nicking Nathan Onojaife to slip for 51.


Lawrence late shot denies Norstar B

By James Martin, April 26, 2010

Glenthorne United boss David Blitz is predicting a bright future for his side as they finished off a dramatic season for the club by grabbing a last-minute equaliser to keep alive their promotion hopes against rivals UJS Norstar B.

Facing a five-way tussle to go up from the JC MSFL Division Four, it looked like a season which has seen Glenthorne’s A team fold from the Premier League, would end in defeat for Blitz’s men, after an 82nd minute strike by Nick Benson put UJS Norstar B ahead.


Kastor finishes 18th at London Marathon

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2010

Deena Kastor finished 18th at the Virgin London Marathon. The 2006 winner had her preparations disrupted by the volanic ash travel backlog and overcame an arduous two-day journey from America via Paris.

The American marathon record holder crossed the line in 2:36:20, her slowest time for any marathon she had completed since taking up the event nine years ago.


MSFL Rep team reaches cup final

By James Martin, April 23, 2010

Jamie Cole admits that he faces a major selection headache after his patchwork JC MSFL Rep team advanced to the final of the London Inter-League Cup.

Goals by winger Ben Ellis and a wonder strike from Danny Daggers ensured a 2-0 win over the North London and South Herts League side at Brimsdown Rovers on Thursday night.

Devoid of the likes of Paul Hakim, Adam Stolerman and Daniel Stanton, Cole’s side booked their place in the final next month thanks to graft rather than skill, and a little luck - as they survived an early onslaught.


Feldman Trophy finalist are Oakhill and Haroldeans

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

Oakhill Lions and Haroldeans will contest the Feldman Trophy final after coming through their respective semi-finals in contrasting fashion.

The Lions mauled Broughton Park 8-0 with goals from Daniel Cohen (4), Jake Gilbert (3) and Alex Bloch.

A goal from Zach Goodman helped Haroldeans squeeze past Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

The final will be held at Oldham's Boundary Park on May 16.

In the league, Leeds J-New Uni added to Broughton woes with Oli Grant (5), Adam Jackson (3), Steve Garman and Simon Jackson contributing to a 10-1 win. Alex Patnik grabbed a consolation.


Casspi is a big hit in the NBA

By Simon Griver, April 22, 2010

Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi has finished his first NBA season with an impressive record.

Having become the first Israeli to play in the NBA last October, Casspi, 21, played 1,931 minutes in 77 games for the Kings, scoring 792 points. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv star punched above his weight with the seventh best record of any rookie.


David Bogen wins four Taekwon-Do medals

April 22, 2010

TAEKWON-DO David Bogen won four medals at the European Taekwon-Do Championships in Italy.

A former JFS pupil, Bogen brought home two silver and two bronze in both individual categories and team events in a competition featuring 700 participants from 29 countries. Bogen, 31, is a 5th degree black belt and an international instructor and examiner in the martial art.

Bogen said: "The competition was extremely fierce. I was up against European and World champions and am extremely proud of my medal tally."


South Manx win their cup final

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

South Manx completed a traumatic season in style as they beat last season's champions North West Neasden A 3-1 in the Premier Division.

On the verge of folding a month ago, a brace from Neasden old boy Jonny Haik plus one from Jamie Kent helped them finish the season in style against a side featuring old boys Max Shields, Elliot Stern and Ben Lampert.


Brady and Faithfold reach cup final

April 22, 2010

This year's Maccabi Masters League Henry Swerner Cup will be contested by Brady Maccabi A and Faithfold who came through their respective semi-finals.

Brady kept alive their double hopes after edging out North London Raiders 3-2 courtesy of a brace from Mark Wagman and a penalty from Nick Collins. Spencer Steinberg and Paul Herszaft struck for the Raiders.

Faithfold booked their place in the May 16 final after bypassing newly-crowned Division Two champions EDRS Stonegrove 5-2.


Jewish cricket season preview

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale have won the first silverware of the season after retaining the Maccabi Indoor six-a-side Trophy in Canary Wharf.

Led by Team GB star Saul Weitzman, LMV won all four matches in the round robin tournament.

The outdoor cricket season starts in earnest on Sunday. Ahead of their CCC trip to Beaconsfield on May 2, LMV have secured a sponsorship deal with Bank Hapoalim Private Banking worth £2,000 for the current year.

1st XI captain Adam Brand will be looking to steer the Rowley Lane team back to the top tier of the Middlesex Sunday League.