Danny Caro

London Maccabi Vale 2nds well beaten

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9
LMV lost by 71 runs

London Maccabi Vale 2nd XI were well beaten by Middlesex Sunday League Division Three title hopefuls Harrow St. Mary’s on the main square at the Walker Ground at Southgate Cricket Club.

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Cricket Scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION THREE

Belmont & Edgware 1st XI 193-8 Alex Goodman 53, Abrahams 44, G Lebens 5-34
MAL 194-3 Yoav Lebens 51, Corin 46 not out, Mark Landau 40

MAL won by 7 wickets

Harrow St Marys 251

LMV 2nd XI 180-9 Jonathan Lederman 30
LMV lost by 71 runs

Friendly

North Harrow 178-9 (35 overs) Mitchell Mayer 3-27, Gideon Mendel 3-39
Belmont & Edgware 2nd XI 182-8(34.3 overs) Jason Mann 36, Adam Goldman 26

BECC won by 2 wickets

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Doubles delight for Erlich at Queens

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

Israel’s Jonathan Erlich amd Serbia’s Novak Djokovic captured the doubles title at the AEGON Championships at Queens.

Playing together for the first time, they defeated Karol Beck & David Skoch 6-7, 6-2, 10-3 in the final.

Victory marked Djokovic’s first doubles crown on the ATP World Tour while for Erlich, it was his first doubles title since he teamed with countryman Andy Ram to win at Indian Wells in 2008.

Erlich said: “I’m very excited. I’d been waiting to win that title for a long time, for two years.

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MAL beat Belmont & Edgware by 7 wickets

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2010

MAL bounced back from their disappointing performance against Harrow St Mary's, with a seven-wicket win over Belmont & Edgware in Division Three of the Middlesex Sunday League.

Going into the game with a 100 per cent record this season, BECC skipper Ashley Connick won the toss and chose to bat at the Met Police Ground in Bushey. Openers Alex Goodman and Daniel Abrahams gave them a great start, putting away the bad balls, particularly frequent from Mark Landau, and keeping the score ticking over.

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Hold on to your hats and get ready for some Argy bargy

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

I was little more than a twinkle in my father's eye when Geoff Hurst steered England to its only World Cup victory, in 1966. A quick glance at my son's Panini Sticker Book told me that Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Germany have claimed a pair of wins in the last nine competitions, with France winning the other. If this is to follow the same pattern, then France, who qualified in highly controversial circumstances with 'Le Hand of Frog' goal by Thierry Henry, should win it.

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Foreman's wife's despair at boxing title loss

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

The wife of boxer Yuri Foreman almost came to blows with the referee after watching her husband lose his world title.

Leyla Leidecker, a former model and boxer herself, blamed ref Arthur Mercante for not stopping the fight earlier after Foreman lost his WBA Light Middleweight title on a ninth-round TKO against Miguel Cotto at the Yankee Stadium.

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It's time to get behind the boys

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2010

The waiting is finally over. The 23-man squad representing England have been putting the final touches to their preparations. Now I urge every English football fan and national journalist to get behind the boys.

Over the past few months, it appears that several members of the national press have been doing as much as they can to derail England’s chances. The question I have to ask is do they really want Fabio Capello’s men to lift the cup on July 11?

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Grant confirmed as West Ham manager

By Danny Caro, June 9, 2010

Avram Grant has secured a work permit to start work as manager of West Ham.

Mr Grant, 55, agreed a four-year contract last week to succeed Gianfranco Zola

“I’m proud and honoured to be the manager of West Ham,” said Grant, who has been on holiday with Tzofit in Austria. “It's an exciting challenge and I'm ready to do my best.”

The Israeli has already begun the task of strengthening the West Ham squad, signing German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger.

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Unlucky 13 for Manchester Maccabi colts

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

Manchester Maccabi Under 13s lost by 3 runs against Monton & Weaste.

The morning rain eased to allow Manchester Maccabi young under 13 cricketers to face their counterparts at Monton & Weaste and between the two teams served up an exciting match.

Monton chose to bat first and despite losing an early wicket when the score was on 10, motored along to 50 after just 10 overs. The wicket seemed to have little in it for the bowlers until captain Joe Lewis and Robbie Blackman removed three top order batsman.

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Basger wins MSFL Player of the Year

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

London Maccabi Lions earned a win double at the JC MSFL end of season awards on Monday night with two players scooping the top individual awards.

Defender Louis Basger won Player of the Year while midfielder Yoav Lebens claimed the Young Player title.

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Manchester Maccabi reach NJCL T20 semis

By Danny Caro, June 8, 2010

Manchester Maccabi beat Bury & Whitefield by seven wickets to reach the last four of the Northern Jewish Cricket League Twenty20 Cup.

The holders were drawn to play Bury for the second time in cup ties this season. Due to fixture congestion, the game was played midweek and it was home side Bury who won the important toss meaning they would avoid batting in the poor light later on.

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Chigwell progress in national knockout cup

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

Maccabi National Cup Preliminary Round

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

Chigwell 162-8 Stuart Kaye 30

Chigwell won by 2 wickets

Chigwell & Hainault set up a clash against against London Maccabi Vale 2nd after beating Barnet Synagogue by two wickets with five balls to spare.

In cloudy, muggy conditions, Chigwell & Hainault captain Danny Myers lost his third consecutive toss and was asked to field first against match in the replayed Maccabi National Cup qualifier round tie.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cricket scoreboard

By Danny Caro, June 7, 2010

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY CRICKET LEAGUE

DIVISION 2

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

DIVISION 3

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

MACCABI NATIONAL KNOCKOUT CUP

PRELIMINARY ROUND

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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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