Cricket: Berkswell unveil Pakistani International against reigning Champions

Berkswell players entering the fray at their Meeting House Lane home.
Berkswell players entering the fray at their Meeting House Lane home.

Third placed Berkswell entertain Birmingham & District League Premier Division Champions Shrewsbury at Meeting House Lane tomorrow with the help of new signing, Pakistan international bowler Tanvir Ahmed. Berkswell skipper and Warwickshire batting legend Dominic Ostler, delighted with last week’s result chasing down a challenging victory total at Walmley, now sees a greater degree of completeness to his squad:

 

“With our Warwickshire all-rounder Tom Milnes unavailable so far this season, we’ve all felt we’re perhaps a bowler light in the seam bowling department and the arrival of Tanvir gives us a real boost.”

 

“As reigning Champions we know Shrewsbury will be tough opposition so we’re delighted to have Tanvir on board and a win tomorrow could be huge for us a club.”

 

Tanvir Ahmed has represented Pakistan in Test Match cricket and One Day Internationals, in a career which has seen him claim over 500 scalps in first-class cricket with his medium-fast bowling.

 

Both tomorrow’s squads contain a number of current and former professional cricketers, all on show at The Lant on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common tomorrow from midday. Visitors are welcome on match days free of charge.

 

Ye Olde Saracens Head Man of the Match Award

 

Ye Olde Saracens Head's garden entrance
Ye Olde Saracens Head’s garden entrance

Berkswell’s 1st XI compete amongst themselves at all their home games for the Ye Olde Saracens Head Man of the Match Award, the winner of which claims a three course meal for two.