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Vale 2nd edge home

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Haryom - 150 Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40

LMV 2nd XI 151-9 Nigel Rothband 93

LMV 2nd XI finally got their first league win of the season with an extremely close victory over Haryom at Rowley Lane.

LMV won the toss and with a team consisting of nine Bowlers, a Batter and a Keeper, duly inserted Haryom. Jonathan Freedman opened up with an extremely accurate spell and was soon rewarded with an early wicket clean bowling Sid.

Daniel Cohen at the other end was struggling a little and after four overs was replaced by his Junior Maccabiah cohort Andrew Greenwall Cohen.


BECC edge home

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Wealdstone Corinthians 160-9 Restan 3-18
BECC 1st 161-9 (Abrahams 65*, Evans 32

Belmont & Edgware 1sts maintained their 100 per cent record in all matches this season with a friendly victory over Wealdstone Corinthians.

This was a fixture at short notice, as the captain of original opponents Waltham Central CC was involved in a motor accident on Friday night and was in intensive care on Saturday. The thoughts of BECC are with his family and friends.


MAL well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Middlesex Sunday Cricket League Division 3

MAL 215 (39.1 overs) Y Lebens 92, M Aziz 31, Niam 5-28

Harrow St Mary's 216/5 (35 overs) Aitken 63, Soosay 56, Kandia 33*, Klinger 3-51, Wise 1-25, Landau 1-59

MAL produced a woeful performance to collapse to a five-wicket defeat against Harrow St Mary's, dropping eight straightforward catches in the process.


Cricket scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010



London Maccabi Vale 1st 224-9 Adam Brand 74, Mark Bott 38, Danny Caro 30

Wycombe House 177 Ryan Kangisser 3-37

LMV won by 47 runs


MAL 215 Yoav Lebens 92, Mark Aziz 31

Harrow St Mary's 216-5 Michael Klinger 3-51

MAL lost by 5 wickets

Haryom 150 Jonathan Freedman 3-22, Simon Renshaw 3-40

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI 151-9 Nigel Rothband 93

LMV won by 1 wicket



Barnet 161 Richard Carlowe 32, Richard Berman 30, Danny Myers 4-16


Injured Foreman loses world boxing crown

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Yuri Foreman lost his WBA Light Middleweight title on a ninth-round TKO against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

The student rabbi suffered a bizarre injury after slipping twice on a wet canvass in the 7th round. The fall caused Foreman, 29, to twist his right knee, which was already in a brace from a previous injury. With only one leg to stand on, Foreman became a sitting duck and was unable to demonstrate his usual speed and mobility against Puerto Rican Cotto.


Keterman lifts NW Neasden

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

A four-goal blast from TJ Keterman helped North West Neasden B clinch the runners-up spot in Division One after they demolished Brady Maccabi 8-1.

Needing a draw to finish behind champions North London Raiders A, Keterman put Neasden ahead early on. Lee Platt levelled things up with a sublime strike from 35 yards but Keterman soon restored Neasden's advantage, completing a first-half hat-trick. Bradley Sharpe, Ryan Sher, Alex Bowman, Nicky Skone and Keterman completed the rout.

NWN joint-manager Sammy Carr said: "We blew the league ourselves but are now back where we belong."


Neasden and Lions to battle it out for player of the year

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

This week's big football announcement saw Fabio Capello name his 23-man squad that will fly the flag in South Africa. Well, on Monday, it's the turn of the JC MSFL who will crown its Player of the Year at the end of season awards.

Although there are usually one or two surprises, it would be a major shock if someone from double winners North West Neasden A did not win the big prize, although there are a couple of strong contenders from London Maccabi Lions A.


MSFL Rep team stripped of cup and manager sacked

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

● Rep Team boss sacked after fielding ineligible players● His players are told to give back the cup and medals
● The league is fined and warned about its conduct

The MSFL Rep Team's recent London Inter-Cup success has been wiped from the record books after they were found guilty of fielding ineligible players in the final and ordered to return the trophy.

As revealed on May 21, MSFL chairman David Wolff reported the Rep team after Sam Sloma and Aron Barnes played in the 3-2 victory. Prior to the decision, the MSFL management committee dismissed Jamie Cole as Rep team manager.


Danny Caro's Teams of the Season

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2010

It's been another long, hard season but we got there in the end. London Lions, North West Neasden A and London Maccabi Lions were the top dogs down south, while up north, Haroldeans and Oakhill Lions added silverware to their trophy cabinets.

The managers have made their nominations, now JC Sports Editor Danny Caro unveils his JC Teams of the Season.

1. Danny Berliner (London Lions/MSFL Rep Team/Hendon United)
2. Daniel Cole (London Lions/NW Neasden)
3. Alex Kaye (Oakhill Lions)
4. Jonny Ellis (London Lions/MSFL Rep team/ NW Neasden)


Maccabi GB unveils female football committee

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2010

Maccabi GB have appointed a new committee aimed at developing junior girls and women’s football.

Brad Solomon will chair the commit with Dr Tamar Koch named vice-chairman. They will help prepare the squads over the next three years including the 2011 European Maccabi Games and 2013 Maccabiah.

The pair have been sets a series of aims and objectives to build a platform for GB’s medal push.


New coach for Barnet

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2010

Michael Stone has been appointed first team coach at Barnet.

Stone, 31, has joined from Rushden and Diamonds where he was assistant-manager to Justin Edinburgh.

Stone joins the Bees, who narrowly avoided relegation from League Two, having helped Rushden reach the playoffs after finishing fourth in the Blue Square Premier.

Prior to his spell at Rushden, he was managed Wingate & Finchley and coached the GB squad at the European Maccabi Games in Rome.


Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010


London Maccabi Vale 1st 337-3 Daniel Becker 132, Adam Brand 81, Richard Black 72, Scott Gerard 42

Finchley 114 Saul Weitzman 5-29, Rafi Polatinsky 3-12

LMV won by 223 runs


Southgate Synagogue 165-9 Richard Mitchell 32 not out, Jonathan Feigenbaum 3-22

Belmont & Edgware 166-4 Cliff Horowitz 65 not out, Jonathan Feigenbaum 31

BECC won by 6 wickets


Leeds Maccabi 134-6 Jonny Wineberg 33

Salford 135-6 Elliot Koffman 37, Jonny Wineberg 4-38

Salford beat leeds by 4 wickets


Cole dismissed as MSFL Rep team manager

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

The JC MSFL Management Committee have dismissed Rep Team manager Jamie Cole after they admitted to fielding ineligible players in the recent London Inter-League Cup final.

As reported on May 14, a day after the final, League chairman David Wolff reported the team to the organisers after Sam Sloma and Aron Barnes played despite failing to meet the criteria to play in the competition.


Team GB claim double gold at EMFT

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

Four goals from Woodford Wanderers striker Jerome Marks helped Team GB successfully retain the Open football trophy at the European Maccabi Games as they finished the competition with a 100 per cent record after beating Costa Del Sol 7-3 in their final match.

North London Raiders pair Adam Posner and Nicky Woolf were also on target along with FC Team's Laurence Judah.

North London Raiders hotshot Nicky Woolf hit the winner as Team GB maintained their perfect start with a 1-0 win over Madrid.


Peer knocked out by Williams

By Danny Caro, June 1, 2010

Shahar Peer’s run at the French Open was halted at the fourth round stage by top seed Serena Williams.

Having accounted for qualifiers Nuria Llagostera Vives and Bethanie Mattek, Peer caused one of the upsets of the competition when she eliminated 13th seed Marion Bartoli in straight sets in the third round, but she was unable to repeat her heroics against the 2002 winner.

Peer was beaten 6-2, 6-2 in 57 minutes at Roland Garros. Seeded 18, Peer, 23, was not helped by four double faults and 21 unforced errors.


Team GB beat Germany in EMFT opener

By Danny Caro, May 28, 2010

Team GB beat Germany in EMFT opener

Maccabi GB kicked off their EMFT campaign with an important 2-0 victory over the much fancied Germany.

In a match full of controversy, Team GB thought they had taken the lead 10 minutes in when Nick Stern had a header disallowed from an Adam Posner corner.


Peer recovers to reach round three at French Open

By Danny Caro, May 28, 2010

Shahar Peer has reached the third round of the French Open after coming from a set down to beat American qualifier Bethanie Mattek.

Seeded 18 at Roland Garros, Peer made a sluggish start, going down 6-3 in the opener.

The Israeli powered back to win the next two sets for the loss of one game, breaking Mattek’s serve seven times.

Tougher opposition is expected in the next round with Peer facing 13th seed Marion Bartoli or Olivia Sanchez


Team of the week: 27th May 2010

By Danny Caro, May 27, 2010


Gold: Lions win is career highlight

By Danny Caro, May 27, 2010

Tony Gold the London Lions manager, has described winning the Herts Senior County League Premier Division as pinnacle of his career.

Arguably the most successful figure in Jewish football, both as a player and manager, Gold, 38, will take the Lions into the South Midlands League Division One for the first time.

Having finished runners-up last season, Gold praised his players for going one better in a season where they overcame a fixture pile-up and lost just two league games all season.


Team GB looking for some new heroes to reign in Spain

By Danny Caro, May 27, 2010

The Team GB squad looks in good shape to defend their European Maccabi Games Football Trophy in Spain this weekend.

Managed by UJS Norstar A's Phil Peters and his assistant Jamie Slavin, GB looked in top shape in two warm-up friendlies this week. Nicky Woolf was the star. The North London Raiders striker hit four against UJS Norstar and five against London Maccabi Lions B. Jeff Gotch, Mitch Lassman, Jerome Marks (2) and Laurence Judah, Joel Lassman and skipper Lewis Blitz also registered.