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Maccabi Sunday League cricket round-up

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2009

Southgate & Belmont & Edgware 2nd played out a draw in the Maccabi Sunday League. Needing two to win off the last ball, Southgate’s sixth wicket pair scampered a single to leave the sides level on 215. Clive Hart (75) and Ashley Smokler (69) were the star men of the Southgate innings. Stephen Altmann-Richer (45), Warren Averbuch (37) and Harvey Samuels (37) impressed for BECC.


Andy Ram into last four at US Open

By Danny Caro, September 9, 2009

Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi have reached the semi-finals of the men’s doubles at the US Open at Flushing Meadow.

The fifth seeds came from a set down to knock out second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-7, 6-4, 6-0 in the quarter-finals.

The pair line up against thirds seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles in the last four.

Shahar Peer bowed out at the third round stage in the ladies singles. She went down 7-5, 6-1 against sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.


London Lions in HSCL pole position

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2009

A Matt Stock double and one from Daniel Levenfiche gave London Lions a 3-1 win over Hertford Heath to send them clear at the top of the Herts Senior County League.

Lions opened the scoring after 16 seconds and ran out worthy winners to make it 16 from 18 points.

Manager Tony Gold was forced to make several changes, including a new back four, to the starting line-up that had defeated Mill End the week before.

The Rowley Lane club had Danny Berg, Aron Barnes, Michael Sacks and Guy Morris unavailable and the in-form Lee Cash.


MSFL week one review

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2009

There were goals galore on the opening weekend of the JC MSFL season.

Daniel Levenfiche, last season’s Player of the Year, scored four times at defending champions North West Neasden A hammered Glenthorne United A 5-0. Danny Cohen claimed the other.

Joint-manager Daniel Fox told JC Sport: “It’s good to start the season with a win, and that's exactly what we did. The team played well and we were confident that, even though it was goalless at half time, when we got the first the floodgates would open.”


Shulton joins Pinner

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2009

Team GB star Scott Shulton has joined the coaching team at Pinner JFC.

The Ebbsfleet United midfielder will be responsible for developing the club’s Under 16 and 18 squads.

As an energetic box-to-box midfielder, Shulton began his career at Watford before joining Wycombe Wanderers at the age of 12. He signed professional forms at Adams Park in 2008 and spent part of his learning curve on loan at Hendon during the 2007-08 season.


MSFL forum: Have your say

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2009

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Lions hit Wood for six

September 7, 2009

London Maccabi Lions showed great resilience to to secure a 6-3 away win in the first qualifying group for to 2009/10 campaign.

The Lions started strongly and some great passing and moving, which was a feature of the whole performance, secured an early goal as Alex Randall picked up the ball in midfield from a Benjy Cowan pass and fired home low and hard into the far corner.


Israel win Euro cricket crown

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2009

Israel are the European Division Three champions after a dramatic last day in Spain when the hosts collapsed to defeat.

A Spain victory over Isle of Man at Sporting Alfas would have given them the championship but, after bowling out the Manxmen for 211, they were dismissed for 111. It could not have worked out any better for Israel.


Israel's World Cup dream shattered

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2009

Israel manager Dror Kashtan conceded defeat in his attempt to steer Israel to next year's World Cup finals after they were beaten by Latvia in Ramat Gan on Saturday night.

A second half header from Kaspars Gorkss left Israel's hopes in tatters. They remain fourth in Group 2 with three games left, starting with Luxembourg at home on Wednesday. Qualification is still possible, but their fate is out of their hands.

The decisive strike maintained Latvia's qualification hopes on a night when group leaders Greece were beaten by Switzerland.


US Open update

By Simon Griver, September 3, 2009

There were mixed fortunes for Israel's two leading tennis stars in the first round of the US Open.

Shahar Peer, who has slipped to 64 in the WTA rankings, recovered her best form to beat 32nd seed Agnes Szavay.

Peer, who last year crashed out in the first round at Flushing Meadow, swept past the young Hungarian 6-2, 6-2.

Peer was scheduled to play Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro (35) in the second round.