Once upon a time …in the UK
Cricket was organised by Lazarus Rattos and apart from arranging outside fixtures, he also had a Sunday League to compete for the Sunil Gavaskar shield. Teams comprised of club members residing in the South East counties of England. The keen spirit and enthusiasm of the teams to win the shield were incredible…you would have thought “The Ashes” were at stake! To Kent’s disappointment, Croydon won the shield. As always the spouses were very supportive in providing scrumptious teas and snacks, the taste being all the sweeter for the winning team!
Football saw Errol Colaco devote a lot of his time to form a team that would compete in the Kent Sunday League. Our good football players were not forthcoming; nevertheless, we had a lot of tournaments, among them 7a-sides. Tough referring stopped many a punch up! And friendship was resumed over a pint or two at the bar.