An all-Patel England side takes on team with three Patels

It was an all-Patel team coming out for the DYS here last week and not only the players but also the scorers and the club secretary were Patels!

"The openers are Patel and Patel, followed by Patel, Patel, Patel, Patel, Patel, Patel, Patel, Patel and Patel. And the names of both their scorers? You've guessed it - Patel," reported the 'Daily Mirror'.

The team aged from 18 to mid-30s play in West Yorkshire's Dewsbury District League Section B, and turned out an all-Patel side for the first time against Warwick last week.

Yunus Patel, who plays for the Young Stars, is also the club secretary.

"We should change the name to Patel XI but the Dewsbury Young Stars' name has been going for so long we will keep it," he quipped.

"A lot of our team originates from India but none of the players are related and it's just a coincidence," he said.

As if only to add to the already long list, the Warwicks also had fielded three Patels in their team that day.

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