AGAINST

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - NEIL MYEROFF Neil Myeroff (MAL and for­mer chair­man of Bel­mont & Edg­ware)

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.

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