PJ seeks MCC membership

HARARE - Zimbabwe wicketkeeper batsman PJ Moor left for Leeds yesterday to play in his last game for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) this weekend hoping to make a lasting impression to guarantee him full membership status.

MCC, founded in 1787, is the world’s most active cricket club, which owns and is based at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

They are the sole authority on the Laws of Cricket since the Lord’s foundation in 1814 and best described by their former president Plum Warner as “a private club with a public function”.

MCC have 23 000 members around the world.

“I was invited to join MCC last year so I have played a few games for them. This is my last one as a probationer and hopefully I will be accepted as a member. It’s a big honour for me and will be back to Zimbabwe straight after this match,” Moor told the Daily News.

“I have done ok so far. This is my first game for them this year, I was only granted a small window by ZC but it’s been good, it’s a great experience.”

The 25-year-old right hander made his Zimbabwe Test debut in the second match against New Zealand at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo early this month.

The Mid West Rhinos cricketer made scores of 71 and one in his two innings during the match the Black Caps won by 254 runs.

Recently, Moor was named captain of the Zimbabwe development side to face a Sri Lankan development team in a series comprising a four-day game and three one-day matches early next month.

“It was a massive honour to make my Test debut for my country, something I have dreamt about since I was a child. It was also nice to score a few runs, it’s just a pity about the end result,” Moor said.

“However, I thought we were very competitive. Regarding the development side — it will be a good challenge, I have always enjoyed captaining sides and this particular job will be a good opportunity to play alongside some of the potential future Zimbabwe players.”

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.