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Maccabi Vale deal with Israeli firm

June 17, 2010

London Maccabi Vale's three-year plan received a timely boost after they clinched a deal with Israel's largest financier, Bank Hapoalim Private Banking.

Based at Rowley Lane, LMV, who share the ground with London Maccabi Lions FC, recently unveiled plans to include an outdoor net and covers.

Speaking about the deal, Saul Zneimer, head of Business Development at the bank, said: "We're extremely excited to be working with Vale. They have a good development plan and are a very forward looking club.


Hartsbourne win Met golf tournament

June 17, 2010

Hartsbourne claimed the first piece of silverware of the Jewish golf season after winning the Metropolitan Golf Tournament.

Organised under the auspices of the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs & Societies, this year's tournament was held at Coombe Hill Golf Club.

Teams featuring eight men and four women battled it out from affiliated clubs in London, with Abridge, Dyrham Park, Coombe Hill, Hartsbourne and Potters Bar lining up alongside the Sussex Jewish Golf Society.

Hartsbourne's victory was confirmed after they tied with Coombe Hill.


Peer aims for top 10 finish at Wimbledon

By Simon Griver, June 17, 2010

In-form Shahar Peer goes into Wimbledon knowing that a good performance could take her into the world's top 10 for the first time.

Ranked at a career high of 14, Peer had the worst possible preparation for next week's grand slam when she tumbled out in the first round at the ATP AEGON tournament at Eastbourne to China's Zheng Jie (26).

This was Peer's first defeat in the opening round of a competition this year.


Ancelotti pressed for Benayoun signature

By Simon Griver, June 15, 2010

Reports from Israel say that Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti instructed the club’s management to reach a separate agreement with Liverpool over the signing of Yossi Benayoun.

The transfer of the Israeli to Chelsea became bogged down in the past few weeks because it was part of a more complex package designed to bring Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to Stamford Bridge as well.


Foreman vows to return to the ring

By Mike Sinclair, June 15, 2010

Yuri Foreman faces six months on the sidelines following surgery on his right knee but his surgeons have predicted he will come back an improved fighter as he bids to become a world champion again.

Foreman, the 29-year-old Brooklyn-based student rabbi, had an operation to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus this week after his leg gave way before he lost his WBA light-middleweight title to Miguel Cotto on a ninth-round stoppage at New York's New Yankee Stadium.


Benayoun agrees Chelsea switch

By Simon Griver, June 14, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has agreed a four-year contract with Chelsea.

Reports in Israel say that Chelsea and Liverpool reached a compromise transfer fee today clearing the way for Israel’s captain to move to Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League champions had a £4 million offer for midfielder rejected last month by Liverpool who were demanding £10 million.

Benayoun, 30, who is on holiday in Israel, will fly back to England later this week to undergo a medical at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.


BECC 2nd edge home

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Belmont 2nds came through in a nail-biting finish in a friendly against North Harrow.

Upon losing the toss, things started badly for BECC in the field with runs coming quickly, but once Gideon Mendel found the perfect line and length the tide turned.

Phil Mayer took a smart catch at mid-wicket to remove the dangerous opener off Mendel, who then proceeded to take two more wickets including a good catch at mid-off by newcomer Jason Mann, and one behind the stumps by Ryan Monk. Mendel ended up with 3-39.


London Maccabi Vale 2nds well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9
LMV lost by 71 runs

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI were well beaten by Middlesex Sunday League Division Three title hopefuls Harrow St. Mary’s on the main square at the Walker Ground at Southgate Cricket Club.


Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010


Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 193-8 Alex Goodman 53, Abrahams 44, G Lebens 5-34
MAL 194-3 Yoav Lebens 51, Corin 46 not out, Mark Landau 40

MAL won by 7 wickets

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9 Jonathan Lederman 30
LMV lost by 71 runs


North Harrow 178-9 (35 overs) Mitchell Mayer 3-27, Gideon Mendel 3-39
Belmont & Edgware 2nd XI 182-8(34.3 overs) Jason Mann 36, Adam Goldman 26

BECC won by 2 wickets


Doubles delight for Erlich at Queens

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Israel’s Jonathan Erlich amd Serbia’s Novak Djokovic captured the doubles title at the AEGON Championships at Queens.

Playing together for the first time, they defeated Karol Beck & David Skoch 6-7, 6-2, 10-3 in the final.

Victory marked Djokovic’s first doubles crown on the ATP World Tour while for Erlich, it was his first doubles title since he teamed with countryman Andy Ram to win at Indian Wells in 2008.

Erlich said: “I’m very excited. I’d been waiting to win that title for a long time, for two years.