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Fialka and Southampton: What the fans say

By Jessica Elgot, July 1, 2009

Fans have been quick to have their say on Fialka and his Southampton bid.

The talkboards have been buzzing with our story after the Southern Daily Echo picked up on our exclusive story and posted it on their site.

Here's a selection from the fans:

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Game over for Israelis

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2009

Israeli involvement ended at Wimbledon on Tuesday after Andy Ram was eliminated in the third round of the men’s doubles.

Together with Max Mirnyi, the fourth seeds were beaten in a five-set thriller by unseeded pair Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley in a match held over from Monday.

The singles competition featured a personal best for Dudi Sela, 24. He expects to climb up the world rankings to 35 after reaching the last 16.

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Southampton deal still on, insists Fialka

By Exclusive by Danny Caro, July 1, 2009

The Pinnacle group remain locked in talks with the Football League as they look to buy Southampton, the JC understands.

The Football League ruled that Pinnacle - which includes ex-Saints player Matt Le Tissier - must waive any right to appeal against a 10 point deduction after their parent company entered administration.

Pinnacle, who reportedly settled outstanding players' wages, in the region of £500,000 last week, saw its period of exclusivity as bidders end on 19 June without agreement being reached as the takeover bid stalled over the 10-point issue.

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Shock setback as South slayed by Maccabi

June 30, 2009

Cup holders Bury and Whitefield will play Manchester Maccabi in the NJCL Cup Final on September 6.

Manchester produced the shock of the season to deny unbeaten league leaders South Manchester the cup for another season. A victory by 31 runs saw Maccabi to their first final.

Opening pair Anthony Gellman (29) and Simon Jeffries (34) did most of the damage, putting on 82 for Maccabi’s first wicket. With Akiva Lieberman grabbing 3-37 runs, Maccabi set South a target of 160 to progress.

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NJCL seen off by Heatons

June 30, 2009

A Northern Jewish Cricket (NJCL) Combined team from the Salford and Sedgley clubs took on the Heatons Muslims Community Trust (HMCT) in a friendly fixture on Sunday.

After clearing standing water from the pitch, a reduced 25 over a side match was played in a jovial atmosphere with both teams enjoying the spirit of the other.

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MAL club together for Camp Simcha

June 30, 2009

MAL held their family fun day in aid of Camp Simcha on Sunday, at Mill Hill Village Sports Club.

The day was a resounding success with over £2000 being raised for Camp Simcha, that helps to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and other life threatening diseases. This was mainly done through a raffle as well as the sale of food on the day.

Things kicked off in style in the blistering heat with a four-team seven-a-side football tournament comprising of teams from Alei tzion, R cam, Oz V Hadar togehter with MAL.

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Nomads destroy Belmont and Edgware

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2009

Casual Nomads recorded an emphatic 10-wicket Maccabi League win against Belmont & Edgware at Shenley.

Electing to bat on a humid afternoon, Belmont & Edgware made a solid start with Phil Mayer (49) and Cliff Horowitz (31) punishing the occasional short or wide delivery.

But the Nomads bowlers maintained tight control throughout the innings, with Oscar Brodkin (3-15) and Simon Renshaw (3-30) the main destroyers as the visitors were bowled out for modest but competitive 162 in the 38th over.

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Vale go to Pot

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2009

Old Nepotists 220-7
LMV 2nd XI 179
LMV lost by 41 runs

A young London Maccabi Vale team performed admirably in a friendly against Old Nepotists.

Winning the toss and bowling first on a very damp Rowley Lane pitch, LMV took the field with 8 players 18 or under, surely one of the youngest teams ever to take the field for LMV.

Benjamin Lederman and Adam Morris, two 14-year-olds opened the bowling and despite some lusty blows from the Nepotists openers bowled a tidy opening 10 overs, with Adam gaining a well deserved wicket .

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Heroic Sela bows out against fourth seed

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2009

Dudi Sela's Wimbledon fairytale ended with a straight sets fourth round defeat against fourth seed Novak Djokovic on Court 3 on Monday afternoon.

Having beaten two seeds en route to the last 16, the brave Israeli was not outplayed by the Serb with the pair producing some entertaining rallies to keep a boisterous crowd on the edge of their seats.

In the end, Djokovic's booming serve, unerring consistency and accuracy proved decisive against a hard-working Sela.

Defeat saw Sela, 24, improve on last year's first round exit at his first Wimbledon.

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London Maccabi Vale colts review

By Jonathan Lederman, June 26, 2009

Under 13's home match versus Holtwhites Trinibus

LMV won the toss and decided to bowl first. Akiva for the day shared the bowling around to ensure everyone got involved. Despite some accurate bowling from Joshua Frey, Noah Aziz & Simeon Cohen HT looked like running up a formidable total until Rafi Kennard came on and bowled a superb spell of 3 overs for only 3 runs, taking 3 wickets in the process. Unfortunately some wayward bowling during the innings meant we gave away too many wides and no balls, which resulted in HT managing to score 115 from their 20 overs.

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