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Songavkar ready for new test

October 29, 2010

Maccabi Ajax CC have signed Indian Jewish batsman Bensiyon Songavkar.

Songavkar, 25, who lives in Rajkot, is Maccabi’s first-ever international recruit. He will play for the 1st XI in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association’s South

Player of the tournament at last summer’s Maccabiah Games, Songavkar has played for his region Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy.

In Israel, he dominated with the bat, including scoring a memorable 50 in the final against South Africa and leading India to its first ever cricket medal at the Games.


Wrestling star Dar in demand

By James Masters, October 29, 2010

Noam Dar is a man in demand after his wrestling heroics wowed fans at the recent Maximum Impact event in Scotland.

The Israeli teen sensation underlined his status as the sport’s most exciting up and coming talent after retaining his tag-team title alongside partner Liam Thomson.

Dynamic Dar, 17, stole the show at the Magnum Centre in Irvine last week and now has a number of wrestling companies fighting for his signature.

After moving to Scotland from Tel Aviv at the age of six, Dar was trained up by the Premier British Wrestling Company where he has since made his name.


England's cricketers will boss says Moss

By James Masters, October 28, 2010

England's cricketers have been tipped to pile the misery on Australia in this winter's Ashes.

Andrew Strauss' men flew out this morning ahead of the five-match Test series which begins in Brisbane on November 25.

Australia have struggled in recent months and have slumped to fifth in the world rankings.

Former Derbyshire batsman Jon Moss, who has also represented Australia at the Maccabiah Games, has faced several of the England stars who will take on Ricky Ponting's men.


Avram Grant prepared for bidding war

By James Masters and Simon Griver, October 28, 2010

Avram Grant is ready to spark a capital bidding war by launching a raid for Israel star Itay Shechter.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker is being chased by a whole host of clubs including West Ham and London rivals Tottenham.

Shechter is keen to make the move to the Premier League in the New Year following a successful spell with Hapoel.


Gloves are off as Salita aims for redemption

By Mike Sinclair, October 28, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is set to exoricse the demons of his Amir Khan nightmare by challenging for the IBA world welterweight title.

Salita, 28, who was crushed by Bolton's Khan last December, will take on Mike Anchondo in a bid to get his career back on track.

The Brooklyn-based Jewish boxer will meet 28-year-old Anchondo, winner of 30 of his 33 fights, at Roseland Ballroom in Times Square, New York.

Salita's own company, Salita Promotions, have teamed up with Universal Boxing to stage the show and has also enlisted the services of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.


Israel hope to bloom

By Simon Griver, October 28, 2010

Israel manager Luis Fernandez has requested that his team play their next two home qualifiers at Bloomfield Stadium. The call came after the Frenchman watched the highly-charged Tel Aviv derby on Saturday night which Hapoel won. Fernandez feels the national stadium in Ramat Gan lacks atmosphere.

He also insists that Israel can still qualify for Euro finals. "I want to play our next home games against Georgia and Latvia at Bloomfield. We will take six points in those games and if we win away games we can still go through."


Super Saunders inspires Crumpsall

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

A man of the match performance from Zevi Saunders was the platform for Crumpsall’s first victory of the season.

Westdene started the basement battle strongly. After two minutes, Daniel Klappish raced onto as through ball and coolly slotted into the bottom corner.

This served as a wake up call for Crumpsall and they started to play nice passing football and winning all the 50/50s. Indeed Shya Halpern hit a post and Yossi Saunders had a goal ruled of for offside.Saunders made some excellent lung-bursting runs into the box but was thwarted by Caplin in the Westdene goal.


JC Olim League Week 3 review

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

The third week of the Israeli Anglo League took place last Saturday, where Aviv City FC journeyed south to take on the new boys Ashdod.

Ashdod, a team of young skilful French players, got off to an immediate start with a free kick that they converted for an early 1-0 advantage. Aviv City managed to respond shortly after leveling the play but this was short-lived and by half-time it was 3-1 to Ashdod.


Fogelman stars in six goal thriller

October 25, 2010

Shirley Park player-manager Dan Oade believes that his team has what it takes to go up after displaying their promotion credentials in a six-goal thriller against Jewventus at Gladstone Park.

It needed a goal 18 minutes from time to earn his team a point as Jewventus goal-poacher Richard Fogelman has tried to wrestle the initiative with a hat-trick.


Masters round up

October 25, 2010

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1, Adam Brand’s goals gave Brady A a 2-1 win over Hendon Harriers, for whom guest Jacob Namer scored.

Faithfold won the mid-table clash against South Mancs 5-1, courtesy of goals from Ben Simons (2), Nick Davis, Russell Rich and Jason Levy.

In Division 2, leaders Glenthorne beat Norstar 6-3 with Adam Lennard scoring five, whilst Bruce Brent (2) and Steve Feiger replied for Norstar.

Lions edged out South Mancs B 2-1 thanks to goals from Daryl Lazarus and Stuart Coutts.