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Israeli teams impress in European competitions

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2016

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem remain on course to reach the Europa League playoffs following encouraging results in the latest round of qualifiers on Thursday night.

An excellent solo effort from Tal Ben Haim inside the first 10 minutes set them up for a 3-1 victory over Pandurii.

The Israeli international beat his marker before placing a clever lob into the net.


League increases to 34 teams for season 2016/17

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2016

The new MGBSFL season will kick off on September 11 with 34 teams, it was confirmed at a meeting last night.

A total of 32 teams finished last season and an increased number will line-up with the three division league.

Ten teams will battle it out for glory in the Premier Division, while 12 sides will contest divisions one and two.


Salford Blue Jays tame Fighting Lions

July 25, 2016

Salford Blue Jays slipped off the top of the Last Man Stands competition despite registering their fourth win in a row.

However, the match against Fighting Lions at Parrs Wood was on a knife-edge until the final over. Indy Samra continued his fine form with the bat, scoring another impressive half century off 33 balls including an outrageous 'flamingo' shot for six.


Jacobs and Berlofsky guide Belmont & Edgware to 121-run victory

July 25, 2016

BECC won by 121 runs

Excellent performances from Adam Jacobs and Stephen Berlofsky inspired Belmont and Edgware CC to a 121-run success in a friendly match against Hayes.


London Maccabi Vale leapfrog Wembley after 8-wicket victory

July 25, 2016

WEMBLEY CC 240-8 (45 overs)
LONDON MACCABI VALE 241-2 (36.1 overs)
LMV won by 8 wickets

London Maccabi Vale recorded their fourth victory in five Chess Valley League matches to brush aside Wembley thanks to a powerful batting performance.


Beitar and Tel Aviv progress in Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2016

There were mixed emotions for Israeli clubs in the second qualifying round of Europa League qualifying matches as Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv progressed, but Maccabi Haifa tumbled out.

A first-half double from Omer Atzily sent Beitar through, in a game they went on to lose 3-2 against Omonia.


Team Israel set for big boat debut

By Simon Griver, July 22, 2016

The Isle of Wight will host its first ever Israeli sailing team this weekend, as Team Israel joins the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands to compete for the Commodores' Cup.


Greenwall-Cohen inspires LMV to Bessborough win

July 22, 2016

London Maccabi Vake’s 1st XI registered their third consecutive win in the Chess Valley League following a hard-fought vic-tory over Bessborough.

Joseph Greenwall-Cohen starred with the ball, with his five-wicket haul restrict-ing the visitors to 105.


Nachshon makes his mark in 800m rankings

By Brian Sacks, July 22, 2016

GILAD Nachshon, 12, moved to third in the UK U13 800m rankings when recording 2:15.11 at the latest Watford Open Graded Meeting.

Fellow Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Biny Bloom, in his last race as a 12-year-old, also improved his time to 2:23.35.

Roger Bruck, 77, gained two victories in the Inter Area Masters competition at Solihull.


Kurrant’s crop of stars

July 22, 2016

JON Kurrant insists the future looks bright for Profutsal London after he recognised the academy’s outstanding achievers at an awards night.

Academy chief Kurrant praised the efforts of the junior teams who run from U10 to 16 and thanked the players for their “commitment, development and desire to learn”.