Well said, they are a tad like South Yarra, happy to be superstars in an inferior competition
Given I play for South Yarra I would like to respond, as the superstars comment is way off the mark.
We primarily left the VTCA due to a player exodus, member preferences not to be travelling down the Nepean every other weekend and a distinct lack of umpires at South B2 level. We couldn't compete in the VTCA anymore, and didn't necessarily want to, so we had to look at what was best for the club.
Since moving to the MCA, yes we have won a couple of flags and are generally up the top end of the ladder (which is always nice), but more importantly our members are happier, we have grown as a club (to 7 grades this season) and we have two umpires for every grade each week. And whilst the standard isn't as good as the VTCA (which I thoroughly enjoyed playing in for 3 seasons), it is improving every season.
I think the fact that Parkville District, Maccabi and Youlden Parkville all followed suit in following years shows that the MCA must be doing something right in trying to cater for the needs of modern-day park cricketers with busy lives, which is something to aim for. And Carnegie cetainly shouldn't be knocked for seeking to do the same.