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HAMPTON in Arden was the place to be on Tuesday night for the Vicars versus Imams cricket match.

HAMPTON in Arden was the place to be on Tuesday night for the Vicars versus Imams cricket match.

On a glorious evening a large crowd of spectators gathered at the clubhouse to watch this hotly contested match featuring local religious leaders from both the christian and muslim faiths.

So what, one might say. Well, in this modern age when our secular leaders - our politicians - are universally vilified, it was heartening to see religious leaders setting a positive and harmonious example.

Many say there’s a moral vacuum at the heart of power in this country at the moment and last night it claimed yet another government scalp; a Treasury minister too busy trying to avoid paying taxes than setting a positive example.

Elsewhere on the news we had Romanians drummed out of their homes in Northern Ireland - hardly the sign of a modern, tolerant, 21st Century society.

But back to Tuesday night and two faiths which can agree to disagree but still live and play in harmony together.

For the record, the Imams picked up the trophy, but the real winner was the borough of Solihull and peace.

 

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