Maccabiah

GB cricketers pass the test of time

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Jonathan Lederman believes the future of Jewish cricket is in safe hands after Team GB’s Open and Junior squads returned from the Maccabiah with medals.

Simeon Cohen was the outstanding performer with the ball for GB Juniors. He finished with an economy rate of 1.06 as they finished the three-team competition with silver after going down to South Africa in the final.

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Maccabiah Games in brief

August 19, 2013

Israel won gold for the first time at a Maccabiah after crushing defending champions Australia 13-0 in the Men's Open final at Wingate Stadium. In the region of 2,500 witnessed history being made as Israel followed up their semi-final win over GB with a flawless performance.

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Maccabiah memories

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

"Each time the Maccabiah comes around, I am reminded of a scene in a classic film ‘Airplane’ when one of the passengers on the flight turns to the air stewardess and politely asks if she has any “light reading”. The stewardess disappears up the aisle and returns a short while later with a very small pamphlet in her hand. It is entitled ‘Famous Jewish sportspeople!’

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Masters save face against Samba boys

August 19, 2013

Team GB’s Masters 35’s brought home the senior football squad’s only medal of the 19th Maccabiah Games after winning the bronze medal match against reigning Pan-Am holders Brazil.

Under the stewardship of Dan Jacobs and Jamie Cole, the squad came through a gruelling schedule of seven matches in just 11 days.

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All's gold for GB netball juniors

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Gemma Caplan says she is proud of her history-makers after they beat Australia to win gold in the Junior Netball competition in Israel.

Team GB reached the final following convincing victories over Israel and South Africa in a double round robin competition that Australia finished with a 100 per cent record following a pair of wins over GB.

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Pollock shattered by defeat

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

David Pollock believes his Team GB Open football squad ran out of luck in Israel, despite posting a special message at the Wailing Wall before the competition.

Pollock arrived in Israel confident of leading a team to a third consecutive gold medal after masterminding the Masters 45+ to victory four years ago and assisting Ben Winston’s title-winning side at the 2011 European Maccabi Games.

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Maccabiah 2013: Q&A with David Pinnick

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2013

Team Manager David Pinnick tells Danny Caro about his experiences of the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

How would you describe Team GB's 19th Maccabiah experience?

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Maccabiah 2013: Q&A with David Kyte

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2013

The 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel was a resounding success for Team GB. Here, Danny Caro speaks to Head of Delegation David Kyte about the experience.

How would you describe Team GB's 19th Maccabiah experience?
"As team MGB yet again had an outstanding Maccabiah with Jerusalem as a sporting centre adding to the whole experience for so many."

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Maccabiah 2013 review: GB Junior Cricket

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2013

Team GB took silver at the 19th Maccabiah Games after succumbing to defending champions South Africa in a three-team tournament.

Here is the match-by-match breakdown from tour manager Mark Landau.

Team GB vs Israel (at Hadar Yosef 1 - July 19)
Israel 74 (33.1 overs)
Team GB 75/3 (15 overs)
Team GB won by 7 wickets

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Wonderful Weitzman steers GB to bronze

August 2, 2013

An inspired spell of bowling from Saul Weitzman guided Team GB to bronze in the Open Cricket competition following a heated third place playoff match against India in Lod.

Having claimed back-to-back victories over Canada and Australia, GB had just missed out on a place in the final on run-rate after five of the six teams finished level on 12 points.

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