The 20th Maccabiah Games opened with a hard-fought draw for the open football team, a win for the cricket team, plus a mixed bag of results on the tennis court…
Australia 1 GB 1
Tommy Smith headed in a free-kick to give GB the lead, though Australia deservedly earned a share of the points.
Captain Mitch Hahn said: “We started off very nervous, as you can expect with a young side, but we grew in the game ad had the better chances.”
They next take on US on Sunday morning (KO 7am UK time)
Marc Reinhold 87, Adam Brand 51
Ben Lederman 5-15, Steven Reingold 3-31
GB won by 85 runs
Preliminary Group A:
Canada 2 GB 2
Benjamin Flet beat Matias Lubieniecki 6-0, 6-4.
Joshua Hennes lost to Daniel Lerman 6-0,6-2
Jamie Osrin beat Semi Bahar 6-1,6-2
GB 6 Italy 2
Israel 1 GB 1