Cricket: Former England cricketer to take to field for Berkswell


Warwickshire cricketer and former county captain Darren Maddy travels with Berkswell’s first team to face early Premier Division pacesetters Himley in Staffordshire tomorrow. The former England player joins a Berkswell side in need of a win after a sluggish start and two defeats in the opening brace of fixtures, including what turned into a bit of a thumping at West Bromwich last weekend.


Berkswell’s Saturday 1st XI is sponsored by Leamington-based firm Tyler Packaging Ltd and their line-up also includes former Warwickshire batting legend Dominic Ostler and exciting Warwickshire Under 16 batsman Abdul Khan.


The full starting line-up is:


James Neale
Darren Maddy (Warwickshire)
Tom Lewis
Mohammed Akhlaq
Dominic Ostler (Captain)
Phil Neale (Vice-captain and wicketkeeper)
Chris Cheslin
Abdul Khan
Stevie Parker
Imran Arif
Aditya Rai


Berkswell’s 1s XI will face Worcestershire side Barnt Green at home the following Saturday.