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Swing king Kuber starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Teenage prodigy Marc Kuber has enjoyed a successful period on the golf course.

Kuber, 17, finished runner-up in the Ashford Manor Junior Open, missing out by one shot. He said: “I played pretty averagely but nonetheless, that was a nice start to the season.”

Playing in the Johnson Better Ball tournament at Hendon Golf Club, together with his partner, Kuber beat Walker Cup player Luke Goddard 5 and 4, running out victors on the 14th to claim his second win in three years.

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Matt finish for Pinner

April 23, 2009

Matt Lubel and Alex Trup were on target as Pinner JFC drew 2-2 against Herons Youth in the Watford Friendly League Under 16 Yellow Division.

Joel Shaw (3) and Lewis Decker could not stop Pinner Under 15s going down to a 6-4 defeat at Oxhey Jets White in the WFL Yellow Division.

Goals from James Doffman and Daniel Nikolopulos earned London Maccabi Lions a 2-1 win over Nascott Wood Rangers in the WFL Under 13 Division.

LML Under 12s are in the final of the WFL Spring Cup after beating St Albans 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Ethan Herman, Ben Myers and Teddie Levenfiche.

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Power play and Twenty20 vision, Manchester is the place to be

April 23, 2009

Defending league and Twenty20 champions South Manchester Maccabi, Bury and Whitefield and Manchester Maccabi look set to be the teams to beat as the 2009 Northern Jewish Cricket League season gets under way on Sunday.

Six clubs will contest the league with a famous name from the past rejoining. Salford Jewish Cricket Club, which disbanded in 2002 after winning four consecutive Harry Cowan Cups and the double in 2000, have been reformed by Robert Marks, son of former Salford captain, David, and Daniel Paul.

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Glorious Glenthorne reach the last eight

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Goals from Lewis Walker and Ben Solossi took Glenthorne United A into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after they beat Glasgow Maccabi 2-0 in Scotland.

Boss Ian Cohen said: “This was an immense performance. I was excited by the commitment of every player in what was a mature display that bodes well for the future.”

Goals from David Dinkin (2), Louis Basger and Dan Green saw holders London Maccabi Lions A reach the semi-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after beating Montana Boca United A 4-2. Andy Binstock (2) replied.

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Peer will go to Morocco

By Simon Griver, April 23, 2009

Shahar Peer will represent Israel in the Federation Cup World Group II playoff in Estonia this weekend before flying to Fes where she will become the first ever Israeli to play in Morocco.

Defeat for Israel in Estonia, after they narrowly lost to Ukraine earlier this year, will result in relegation to the European regional zone. Estonia will be strong favourites with Kaia Kanepi (19) and Ani Maret (111) high ranked than Peer (53) and Tzipi Obziler (228).

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It’s official: refs are getting younger

By Danny Caro, April 23, 2009

Elliott Kaye has become the top Jewish official after accepting an invitation to officiate in the Football League next season. At just 23, he will also become one of the youngest on the circuit.

In his final year of a Business Studies degree at Leeds University, Kaye has been working his way up the refereeing ladder for the past nine years and he is confident that his ambition can be matched by performances on the field of play.

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Chapman is on course

April 23, 2009

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2012 Olympics hopeful Rosie Chapman has returned to the UK following a gruelling three-month training camp in Palma, Spain.

Training with two-time Olympic medallist Joe Glanfield and Mark Rushell, Chapman has improved her fitness and started an Olympic Development squad camp in Stokes Bay.

She is now focusing on two weekends of world and European qualifiers before returning to Spain for another Development squad camp prior to the Princess Sofia Regatta.

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Gerrard hails brave Yossi

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2009

Steven Gerrard hailed the bravery of Israel captain Yossi Benayoun after his double kept Liverpool in the Premier League title race in Tuesday night’s 4-4 draw against Arsenal.

A thrilling contest saw Arsenal take a first-half lead before two goals in 11 minutes at the start of the second half from Fernando Torres and Benayoun, a diving header, put Liverpool ahead.

Andrei Arshavin scored twice in quick succession to put Arsenal 3-2 up before Torres levelled again. Arshavin looked to have sealed the points before Benayoun tapped home deep into stoppage time.

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Youngsters to gatecrash Maccabi open

By Danny Caro, April 21, 2009

This weekend sees the annual Maccabi GB Open Table Tennis Championships taking place at the new Harefield Sports Academy with up to 100 players competing for various categories of title.

This key event in the Jewish sporting calendar caters for all standards, ages and genders but ultimately on the day all eyes will be focused on the cornucopia of highly-rated and talented players in the men's open category of which many are nationally ranked and in some cases inside England's top 100.

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Crumpsall set up cup double whammy

April 21, 2009

Crumpsall will meet Westdene 1st in the Feldman Trophy final after both sides won high-scoring semi-finals in extra time.

Crumpsall beat South Manchester Maccabi 2nd by the odd-goal in seven with Uri Stienberg (3) and Matt Jacobs on target. Darryl Leigh, Jonny Pressman and Andrew Levy replied.

This gives Crumpsall two final appearances within the space of five days in May.

Westdene beat league champions Leeds JNF J-Uni 5-3 with Daniel Amram (2), Dan Selwyn, Yochai Zorno and Jordan Gold on target. Josh Rubin , Alex Hirschman and Anthony Hayman replied.

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