Cricket: Premier Division title chasers Berkswell have star quality

Darren Maddy on the Berkswell CC balcony after scoring his first century for the club
Darren Maddy on the Berkswell CC balcony after scoring his first century for the club

Warwickshire legend and ex-England cricketer Darren Maddy takes to the field for Berkswell Cricket Club at Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common in a fixture that gets underway at midday today (Saturday 16th August).

 

Darren joins Warwickshire cricketers past and present, including skipper Dominic Ostler, Nick James and 21 year old former Heart of England School pupil Tom Milnes. Berkswell are currently sitting in 2nd place in the world-renowned Birmingham League Premier Division with 6 games to go. Tomorrow’s visitors are 3rd placed Barnt Green. Match day visitors are welcome free of charge and welcome to come and use bar, which will be open from 12:30pm:

 

Birmingham & District Premier League – Premier Division

Berkswell v Barnt Green

Premier Division League table
Premier Division League table

It’s 2nd plays 3rd with six game remaining in the title race for the world-renowned Birmingham League Premier Division – the oldest and one of the most prestigious club cricket leagues in the world – one which attracts players from around the UK and from overseas.

 

Today’s Berkswell squad contains two international cricketers, in Darren Maddy and Pakistani Tanveer Ahmed, in addition to a host of other county cricketers past and present.

 

Berkswell’s XI to face Worcestershire side Barnt Green:

 

  • Mark Best (Warwickshire Academy
  • James Neale
  • Nick James (ex-Warwickshire and Glamorgan
  • Darren Maddy (ex-England/Leics/Warwickshire)
  • Tom Milnes (Warwickshire)
  • Dominic Ostler (Captain and ex-Warwickshire)
  • Tanveer Ahmed (Pakistan)
  • Phil Neale
  • Chris Cheslin
  • Dave Brignull (ex-Leicestershire)
  • Mohammed Ahmed
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    Darren Maddy
    Darren Maddy

     

    Dominic Ostler
    Dominic Ostler

     

    Nick James
    Nick James

     

    Tom Milnes
    Tom Milnes

     

    Venue: The Lant, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7GE
    Starts: Midday
    Format: 50 overs per side

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Balsall Common Festival – Saturday 20th September 2014

    Balsall Common Festvial takes place at The Lant on Saturday 20th September 2014
    Balsall Common Festvial takes place at The Lant on Saturday 20th September 2014

    Berkswell’s ground will also be the host site for this year’s Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 20th September. 50 stalls, 2 outdoor stages with a wide range of music and entertainment:

     

    Balsall Common Festival – Preview