Danny Caro

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With less than a month to the start of the new MSFL season, Heath Banta have withdrawn from the league – leaving it with 50 teams.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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Young guns boost LMV's title charge

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

Impressive performances from Neil Lederman and Andrew Greenwall-Cohen helped London Maccabi Vale 1st maintain their title charge with a hard fought victory over Finchley.

Missing several regulars for this Middlesex Sunday League Division One clash, LMV won the toss and elected to bat first, confident that their strong bowling line-up would be able to defend most scores.

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Barnet end Mill Hill hoodoo

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

A terrific team performance helped Barnet Synagogue overcome their counterparts from Mill Hill.

Having lost to their opponents for the last two years, Barnet drew first blood when Mike Stone held his nerve to take a high catch.

An exceptional spell (5-15) from Adam Ellis helped Barnet keep Mill Hill on the back foot. He was well supported by Noah Lipschitz (2-7), Phil Ellis and Stone.

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Israel handed tough World Cup draw

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

Israel face a tough challenge to reach the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Luis Fernandez's troops have been drawn against top seeds Portugal, Russia, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.

Fernandez was in Rio de Janeiro for the draw on Saturday night. He refused to comment directly on the draw, instead preferring to look ahead to the team's crunch Euro 2012 qualifiers.

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Cricket scoreboard - July 31

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

ICC EUROPEAN UNDER 19 DIVISION TWO TOURNAMENT

Israel 195-9 (50 overs) J Evans 65, R Schachat 38, W Shafiq 4-35
Belgium 124 (29 overs) R Sehmi 42, S Kristi 5-23
Israel won by 71 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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Norway 120 (33 overs) R Schachat 3-30

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MAL edged out by Edmonton

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

MAL were beaten by two wickets in an entertaining friendly that featured centuries on both teams against Edmonton CC.

Played on a blisteringly hot summer's day, two evenly-matched sides slugged it out, with the game coming down to the last over, with all three results possible.

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Double delight for Israel Under 19s

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2011

Israel completed back-to-back victories at the ICC European Under 19 Division 2 Tournament in the Isle of Man.

Play started late at King William's College on Sunday, but it was the only game not to see a reduction in overs.

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Double delight for Tel Aviv

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2011

Strikes from Omri Kende, Toto Tamuz, Omar Damari and Elroy Cohen steered Hapoel Tel Aviv to a 4-0 victory over Vaduz in the Europa League.

Kende opened the scoring midway through the first half with Israel striker Tamuz doubled Hapoel's advantage in first-half stoppage time.

Damari made it 3-0 four minutes into the second half with substitute Cohen netting 19 minutes after coming on.

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It may have begun in tiers but ...it'll end in tears

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2011

The Manchester Jewish Soccer League is set to scrap its plan to run a new two-tier system after Westdene manager Steve Davis pulled out both his teams.

The league had planned to introduce a second division but having discovered that Westdene 1st and 2nd were designated to the bottom group, Davis withdrew the club.

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