Danny Caro

Grand sham

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Shahar Peer struggled to fight back the tears as her terrible run of form continued with a shock first-round defeat in the ladies singles.

Seeded 22, Peer started well, winning the first set 7-5 against Ksenia Pervak (89) but the Russian raised her game in her first appearance at SW19, to win 7-5, 6-4.

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New season will test Redbridge

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Redbridge Jewish Care A's double celebrations have only just finished but it appears that they already face an uphill battle to retain the JC MSFL Premier Division next season.

Last week I revealed that striker Daran Bern, the Maccabi League Player of the Year, is leaving to join a team of non-Jewish friends, which he informed manager Sam McCarthy about after the team's victory in the JC Cyril

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Lions cubs conquer Europe

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

London Maccabi Lions won the Under 11 competition at the Jom Ha Voetbal event in Amsterdam.

In a tournament featuring teams from across Europe and Israel, the Lions progressed undefeated, winning three matches and drawing another before crushing Dutch side RP Rennende Rabbis 4-0 in the final.

Sam Brummer (4), Sam Morgan (2), Jack Richards (2), JoJo Jaffe and Oliver Starr were the marksmen f

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The Metropolitan Tournament

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Hartsbourne retained The Metropolitan Tournament after edging out host club Coombe Hill. Here is the pick of the action. Photos: Marc Morris

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Brave Sela goes down fighting at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Israel's involvement in the singles competition at Wimbledon ended in near-darkness on Wednesday evening as wild card Dudi Sela was beaten by 15th seed Gilles Simon of France.

For Sela, it was the end of a brilliant run that had seen him win 16 consecutive matches. He went down after putting on a brave and battling performance.

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Franks heroics in vain for Maccabi

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

Ray Tammam, captain of Manchester Maccabi, praised bowler Daniel Franks following his team's defeat against leaders Ashton Allstars in the Greater Manchester Amateur League.

Franks put in a demon spell, claiming five-wickets, including a hat-trick, to dismiss Ashton for 79 and become the first Maccabi player that has taken five wickets since Tammam three years ago

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South Manchester fall short

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

An under-strength South Manchester just failed to overhaul West Didsbury in a close fought encounter in the Greater Manchester Amateur League.

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Maccabi National Knockout semi-final preview

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

The Maccabi Cricket National Knockout Cup semi-finals take place in London on Sunday. The first sees a repeat of last year's final with holders London Maccabi Vale travelling to Parmiters to take on Belmont & Edgware 1st.

BECC will be looking to kick-start their season after a disappointing start against an LMV side who secured their place with a five-wicket win over BECC's 2nd

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Chigwell & Hainault win Ronnie Shapiro Cup

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

The Ronnie Shapiro Cup, competed annually between Southgate and Chigwell & Hainault, is heading back to Essex after many years of dominance by Southgate after a nail-biting finish at World's End Lane.

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Cricket scoreboard - June 19

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2011

Middlesex Sunday League Division Two

MAL 220-8 (40 overs) Yoav Lebens 51, Ryan Pakter 33
Finchley 35 (20.3 overs) Yoav Lebens 5-12
MAL won by 185 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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LMV 2nd 245 Adam Brand 142

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Sela cruises into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2011

Dudi Sela breezed into the second round at Wimbledon following a straight sets victory over Frederico Gil of Portugal.

Wild card Sela claimed his 16th straight victory with an imperious display on Court 8.

He completed a confident performance 6-4, 6-1, 6-4, before the rain came.

His victory came hot on the heels of Shahar Peer's exit.

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Player of the Year Bern to leave MSFL

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Just minutes after being named Maccabi League Player of the Year, Daran Bern dropped a bombshell on his Redbridge Jewish Care teammates - by telling them that he is leaving Jewish football.

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Player of the Year Bern to leave MSFL

By Danny Caro, June 17, 2011

Just minutes after being named Maccabi League Player of the Year, Daran Bern dropped a bombshell on his Redbridge Jewish Care teammates - by telling them that he is leaving Jewish football. Playing in his first full season in the league, Bern, 24, tormented defences as the east Londoners clinched their first league and cup double.

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Lustigman: "In it to win it"

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

Adam Lustigman, player-manager of WHAFC, is quietly confident that his 15-man squad can turn heads at the Jom Ha Voetbal competition in Amsterdam on Sunday.

The 19-team event sees WHAFC, which stands for We Hate Arsenal Football Club, line-up in a four-team group alongside Joods Zorg Circ, Circumcisers and Troostwijk.

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Vienna will be like no other European Games, says Kyte

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

Next month's European Maccabi Games in Vienna will be more than just about sport, according to David Kyte.

As head of the Organising Committee for Team GB, Kyte outlined the historical importance of an event where he is committed to providing the best possible Maccabi experience to the British squad.

GB will send its largest-ever delegation to a Euro Games, the biggest event on the Jewish sp

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Nice job for a Jewish boy, but not the sweaty handshakes

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

The past few days have reminded me that there is still so much to be proud about Jewish football. As a product, it is knocked all too often, but the message is clear. It is far from dead in the water and I can tell you that the passion, demand and appetite is still there.

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JC MSFL Awards

By Danny Caro, June 15, 2011

There was silverware galore at the JC MSFL end of season awards, which doubled up with the Maccabi Masters presentation. Photos: Marc Morris

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Bern wins top MSFL accolade

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

Daran Bern has been named JC MSFL Player of the Season.

Bern, 24, was a key figure as Redbridge Jewish Care A claimed the Premier Division title for the first time before going on to seal the double with victory in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final against Hendon.

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Wineberg heroics in vain for Salford

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

A career-best 6-45 from Jonny Wineburg was not enough as Salford Jewish CC suffered a 74-run defeat in a rain-affected match against West Didsbury.

An early wicket from Alex Goodman soon put West Didsbury on the back foot and they continued to find runs hard to come by the impressive Wineberg taking wickets at regular interval.

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Maccabi Junior Football League end of season report

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

MJFL league chairman Laurence Thorne looks back on the season.

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