THE MAIN ARGUMENT against one club I believe is that most Jewish cricketers play for the likes of MAL, Belmont & Edgware, Southgate and Chigwell not because of the standard of cricket they are playing but because they like playing with their friends.
I feel it would not appeal to the cricketer who is not able to or is not keen to play for the first XI of this new club to be told that they are playing for the 2nd team on any Sunday when their friends, who they have played with for a number of years, are playing in the 3rd team and, of course, vice versa.
I have certainly known cricketers who have sacrificed their place in a better team just so they can play with their friends who are in the lower team.
To be under the wing of a group of selectors who pick the three or four teams that play for the club would not appeal to them.
Also to be taken in to consideration is the fact that the clubs I have mentioned have been going for a number of years and there are a number of people at each club who simply want to keep that club going, whatever the standard of cricket they are playing.