Sport news

Katz returns to Team GB table tennis

June 3, 2010

Dov Katz will spearhead Team GB's table tennis challenge at next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The Maccabi stalwart will manage the team and co-chair the sport alongside Lee Vandermolen.

Stephen Gooblar (Junior manager), Eli Baraty (head coach) and Jade Blasse (Assistant-coach) also have key roles. Mel Davidson, the national Maccabi GB table tennis chair, will join the management team as an advisor.


MSFL Rep team stripped of cup and manager sacked

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

● Rep Team boss sacked after fielding ineligible players● His players are told to give back the cup and medals
● The league is fined and warned about its conduct

The MSFL Rep Team's recent London Inter-Cup success has been wiped from the record books after they were found guilty of fielding ineligible players in the final and ordered to return the trophy.

As revealed on May 21, MSFL chairman David Wolff reported the Rep team after Sam Sloma and Aron Barnes played in the 3-2 victory. Prior to the decision, the MSFL management committee dismissed Jamie Cole as Rep team manager.


Danny Caro's Teams of the Season

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

It's been another long, hard season but we got there in the end. London Lions, North West Neasden A and London Maccabi Lions were the top dogs down south, while up north, Haroldeans and Oakhill Lions added silverware to their trophy cabinets.

The managers have made their nominations, now JC Sports Editor Danny Caro unveils his JC Teams of the Season.

1. Danny Berliner (London Lions/MSFL Rep Team/Hendon United)
2. Daniel Cole (London Lions/NW Neasden)
3. Alex Kaye (Oakhill Lions)
4. Jonny Ellis (London Lions/MSFL Rep team/ NW Neasden)


Grant confirmed as West Ham manager

June 3, 2010

West Ham this morning confirmed the appointment of Avram Grant on a four-year contract, subject to being granted a work permit.

As reported, Grant, the former Israel and Chelsea manager, will join the club fresh from leading Portsmouth to the FA Cup final. He was unable to save them from relegation after they went into administration and incurred a nine-point deduction.

Ahead of being officially unveiled later this month, Grant said: “I am proud and honoured to be the manager of West Ham. It will be an exciting challenge and I am ready to do my best.


Maccabi GB unveils female football committee

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed a new committee aimed at developing junior girls and women’s football.

Brad Solomon will chair the commit with Dr Tamar Koch named vice-chairman. They will help prepare the squads over the next three years including the 2011 European Maccabi Games and 2013 Maccabiah.

The pair have been sets a series of aims and objectives to build a platform for GB’s medal push.


New coach for Barnet

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2010

Michael Stone has been appointed first team coach at Barnet.

Stone, 31, has joined from Rushden and Diamonds where he was assistant-manager to Justin Edinburgh.

Stone joins the Bees, who narrowly avoided relegation from League Two, having helped Rushden reach the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Blue Square Premier.

Prior to his spell at Rushden, he was managed Wingate & Finchley and coached the GB squad at the European Maccabi Games in Rome.


Free-scoring Vale claim another big win

June 1, 2010

A fantastic batting and bowling display saw London Maccabi Vale 1st dispatch Finchley in the Middlesex Sunday League by 223 runs in an absolute mauling at Rowley Lane


Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010


London Maccabi Vale 1st 337-3 Daniel Becker 132, Adam Brand 81, Richard Black 72, Scott Gerard 42

Finchley 114 Saul Weitzman 5-29, Rafi Polatinsky 3-12

LMV won by 223 runs


Southgate Synagogue 165-9 Richard Mitchell 32 not out, Jonathan Feigenbaum 3-22

Belmont & Edgware 166-4 Cliff Horowitz 65 not out, Jonathan Feigenbaum 31

BECC won by 6 wickets


Leeds Maccabi 134-6 Jonny Wineberg 33

Salford 135-6 Elliot Koffman 37, Jonny Wineberg 4-38

Salford beat leeds by 4 wickets


MAL cruise home

June 1, 2010

Clapton Falcon CC 43 (12 overs) Mark Landau 8-23, Yoav Lebens 2-17
MAL CC 44-1 (10.4 overs) Landau 24*

MAL won by 9 wickets

MAL produced an outstanding performance with the ball and in the field to record a nine-wicket victory over Clapton Falcon CC in a friendly at Old Camdenians on Sunday.

Clapton won the toss and elected to bat on an excellent looking track. There was little evidence of the carnage to come as the openers took the score to 16 before Yoav Lebens produced an excellent inswinger to bowl Junaid for 6.


BECC set up Manchester trip

June 1, 2010

Southgate 165-9 Richard Mitchell 32*; Jonny Feigenbaum 3-22
BECC 1st 166-4 Cliff Horowitz 65*, Jonny Feigenbaum 31, Jonny Evans 21*

BECC won by 6 wickets

Belmont & Edgware set up a trip to Manchester with a Maccabi National Knockout Cup quarter-final victory over Southgate Synagogue.

Deputising for Ashley Connick as BECC captain, Jonathan Evans lost the toss to Richard Mitchell who elected to bat. Warren Averbuch (1-30) bowled a hostile opening spell, picking up a wicket thanks to a sharp catch in the gully by Cliff Horowitz.