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Rich City are good for soccer

By Martin Samuel, June 11, 2009

There are a number of people who do not like parvenu Manchester City. They resent the sudden wealth, the vaulting ambition, the presumption in their attempt to join the Premier League elite. Me?

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Ten Pin Bowling: Striking gold

June 11, 2009

F.R.E.D won the Maccabi GB Tenpin Bowling League. The team, comprising brothers Paul and Michael Loberman and cousin Jamie, finished on 359 points to take the 13-team competition.

StrikeSplitSpare, the father and son pairing of Teddy and Robbie Littner, were runners-up on 317.5 points with SLB’s Tony Sharpstone and Maurice Baum third with 307 points

For more details, go to www.maccabibowling.com.

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Ten Pin Bowling: Striking gold

June 11, 2009

F.R.E.D won the Maccabi GB Tenpin Bowling League. The team, comprising brothers Paul and Michael Loberman and cousin Jamie, finished on 359 points to take the 13-team competition.

StrikeSplitSpare, the father and son pairing of Teddy and Robbie Littner, were runners-up on 317.5 points with SLB’s Tony Sharpstone and Maurice Baum third with 307 points

For more details, go to www.maccabibowling.com.

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The future’s rosy for Olympic hero Rose

June 11, 2009

Fresh from his success at the Special Olympics, Ross Rose, 8, has set his sights on competing at the 2012 Games in London.

A dramatic rise to the top has surprised the youngster who started riding at Penniwells Rising for the Disabled Association aged two.
Rose, who has autism, almost quit the discipline last year but his parents, Janet and Stewart, persuaded him to continue. Inspired by the GB Paralympic equestrian team competing in Beijing, he entered the Regional RDA Dressage in Dartford and victory cemented his passage into next month’s National RDA competition in Gloucestershire.

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Vale of honour for Black

June 11, 2009

A superb century from Maccabiah-bound Richard Black steered London Maccabi Vale 2nd to their second victory in Middlesex Sunday League Division Three in a 114-run win over West Middlesex.

LMV were close to calling the fixture off after poor availability left them with only seven players available. Black received a late call-up after his cup match for Stanmore was rained off so they arrived with eight.

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Sir Bobby will lead GB squad

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2009

World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton will lead Team GB’s squad into the opening ceremony at the 18th Maccabiah Games next month.

The Manchester United legend, 71, will be Great Britain ’s special guest and will travel to Israel with wife, Lady Norma and fellow United director Mike Edelson and his wife, Jacky.

He will attend a number of Maccabiah events. The visit will culminate with him leading the British delegation into the Ramat Gan Stadium in front of 40,000 people before taking his seat in the Presidential box alongside the Prime Minister and President of Israel.

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Black century inspires LMV

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2009

A superb century from Maccabiah-bound Richard Black steered London Maccabi Vale 2nd to their first victory of the Middlesex Sunday League Division Three in a 114-run win over West Middlesex.

LMV were close to calling the fixture off after poor availability left them with only seven available players. Black received a late call-up after his cup match for Stanmore was rained off.

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Klinger in the A-team

By Dan Goldberg, June 4, 2009

Prolific batsman Michael Klinger has been selected to represent Australia A for the first time.

Klinger, 28, will play two four-day matches against Pakistan in July.

The selection comes shortly after the South Australian star won the 2009 State Player of the Year award after scoring more than 1,600 runs.

“My dream is to play Test cricket for Australia,” said Klinger. “But this is definitely a stepping stone to where I want to get to.”

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GB set to face the boys from Brazil

By Danny Caro, June 4, 2009

Manager Jonathan Kestenbaum claims that this week’s Maccabiah Games open football draw was the toughest Team GB could get after they were placed alongside Brazil, Russia and Canada.

Originally, GB, the competition’s fifth seeds, had been placed alongside favourites Israel, Argentina and Sweden but the withdrawal of Holland resulted in the groups being redrawn.

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Oldham Utd

June 4, 2009

Oldham Athletic will offer a trial to the best junior player from Australian club Maccabi Hakoah playing in the Youth Development League team.

YDL chairman Jon Marcuson told the Australian Jewish News: “This is the most exciting thing to happen to Maccabi-Hakoah FC. ”We chose Oldham deliberately. We think it is a good place for players coming through. It gives them a fair chance to break in and from there, anything’s possible.”

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