Player profile: Michael Ziff

Belmont & Edgware

August 13, 2009
Photo: Ben Angel

Photo: Ben Angel

Age: 56 (just)
Lives: Leeds/London
Occupation: Retailer
Team supported: Yorkshire
Role: Bowler
Nickname: Ziffy
Previous clubs: Casual Nomads and New Rover, Leeds
Status: Married to Debby with three boys — Sam, Henry, Alex
Likes: Leeds United, commitment, passion and determination, visiting Israel
Dislikes: Arsenal, Chelsea, laziness and untidiness
Cricket hero: Fred Trueman
Favourite ground: to play: Headingley, to watch: Lords
Favourite kosher restaurant: Reubens
Tea-time favourite: Smoked salmon bagel and two apples
Favourites holiday destination: India
Favourite film: The Godfather
Favourite car: Corsa
Actual car: Daimler
Big match preparation: Warm-ups and a jog around the pitch
Dream date: Celine Dion
Career highlight: Maccabi Bowler of the Year 2007
Best figures: 6-15 vs MAL in 2007
Most embarrassing moment (playing cricket): Being hit for 26 in one over by Abdul Razzaq in front of a lot of people who knew me
Claims to fame: Been in the business, charity and sports sections of the Jewish Chronicle
One wish: Would love more members of the community to be involved in cricket, older members to become umpires; a national Jewish schools, synagogue and charity Twenty20 competition.
Motto: What doesn’t get done today won’t get done tomorrow

Last updated: 4:53pm, August 13 2009