Danny Caro

The new season: Division 4 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

Six new teams have joined the Maccabi League for season 2011/12. Here we get the low-down on the 10 participating teams in Division Four.

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ATHLETIC BILBAUM

Competitions entered: MSFL Division 4 and Cyril Anekstein Cup (I think, whichever one doesn’t run the risk of having to leave London!)

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A club-by-club guide to the MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

The new MSFL season starts on September 4. You can glance through all the facts and figures about how teams are warming-up for the new season.

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP DRAW

WEEK ONE FIXTURES

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Salford Jewish go down fighting

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

A battling performance from Salford Jewish was not enough to save them from defeat against West Didsbury.

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Lions mauled in Charity Shield

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

London Lions suffered a huge reality check a week before the season starts with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Berkhamsted in the Herts Charity Cup.

Lions manager Tony Gold was without six regular first team players through injury, illness and holiday. In fact at one point the game was close to being forfeited as Lions only had eleven men with no subs.

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South Manchester retain NJCL T20 title

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

South Manchester edged past Salford to retain the NJCL T20 title in a close fought encounter.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat in damp conditions but tight bowling from brothers Akiva and Huddy Lieberman kept the scoring down. In fact Salford only managed 11 runs off the first five overs as the bowlers were on top.

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MAL 2nd edged out by Crouch End

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MAL 2nd went down by 22 runs in a well-contested friendly against Crouch End.

Michael Klinger, on his first outing as captain for MAL 2nd, lost the toss and was asked to field by the opposition captain Felix Middleton, who according to the reporter is no relation to Kate.

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Cricket scoreboard - August 7

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
MAL 195-6 (40 overs) Grant Pakter 70, Yoav Lebens 34
SKLP 184-9 (40 overs) Yoav Lebens 3-42
MAL won by 11 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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GREATER MANCHESTER AMATEUR LEAGUE

West Didsbury 230-8

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Title within touching distance for MAL

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

The destiny of this season's Middlesex Sunday League Division Two title lies in the hands of MAL after they claimed a nail-biting 11-run victory over title rivals SKLP in Northolt on Sunday.

MAL battled to a hard-fought victory despite persistent light rain for most of the day with the odd heavy shower. The game went ahead and even finished under sunny skies.

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Heath Banta withdraws from MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

With less than a month to the start of the new MSFL season, Heath Banta have withdrawn from the league – leaving it with 50 teams.

Ben Nathan, manager of the Division Three team, informed league chairman David Wolff of his decision last night.

Nathan said: "Unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion that we are not going to be able to field a team for the season.

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Haifa face Genk in Euro tie

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will play Genk over two legs to earn a place in the group phase of this season's Champions League.

Having claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night, Haifa must now overcome a team that beat Partizan in the third qualifying round in the playoff round.

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Haifa reach Champions League knockout round

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

A first-half strike from Idan Vered enabled Maccabi Haifa to book a place in Friday's Champions League Knockout round as they beat Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Israel, Haifa took only 10 minutes to extend their advantage when Vered found the net in the third qualifying round second leg.

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Hendon's new "Rolls Royce" could drive them to the top

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

The new MSFL season is gearing up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. There have been some interesting moves in the transfer market with Hendon United Sports Club this week raising the ante with the signing of GB gold medal star Ben Lauffer.

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Dean Furman: Oldham can go all the way

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Dean Furman is confident that Oldham Athletic can push for promotion in League 1.

Furman was appointed captain during the summer and he is looking forward to tomorrow's league opener at home to Sheffield United.

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Young guns boost LMV title bid

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

Excellent displays from Neil Lederman and Andrew Greenwall-Cohen helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their title charge in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Some lusty blows over the top were the highlight of Lederman's valuable innings of 63 against Finchley.

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Evans rewarded as Israel finish fifth

By Danny Caro, August 3, 2011

Josh Evans was named Most Valuable Player in the tournament as Israel finished a credible fifth at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 event in the Isle of Man.

Israel finished the competition strongly, beating Spain by 180 runs in the fifth place play-off

Having won the toss, Spain invited Israel to bat first in what were initially damp and foggy conditions.

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Stars retain NJCL Super Sixes

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Star Sixes retained the NJCL Super Sixes trophy, defeating Salford Comets in a final dominated by bat over ball.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Elliot Koffman and Jonny Wineberg made good progress, Koffman hitting Black for a huge six over long-on, but, against some accurate bowling from Star, could not find any consistently big hitting.

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Runs flow in Chigwell victory

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Chigwell & Hainault produced a fine performance to beat Belmont & Edgware on Sunday, with their batsmen piling on the runs to hit their highest total of the season.

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Joseph appointed captain of Lions A

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Ben Joseph has been appointed as new club captain of London Maccabi Lions A for 2011/12 season.

The former MSFL Young Player of the Year has been an integral member of the side for several years and the managers Malcolm Newman and Josh Newman believe the team will benefit from his leadership for the coming season.

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Israel given a grilling by Denmark

By Danny Caro, August 2, 2011

Israel face a playoff for fifth place after losing to Denmark at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 Tournament in the Isle of Man.

Following back-to-back wins over Belgium and Norway, they went down by 8 wickets against the group winners at Cronkbourne.

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Captain Tammam leads by example

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

An excellent all-round display from captain Ray Tammam helped Manchester Maccabi clinch their third victory of the campaign with a six-wicket success over Olympic in Gatley.

Beaten by the same team seven days ago, Tamman’s troops fought hard to stay in the game as Olympic moved to 110-4 at the midway point of the innings.

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