Berkswell’s cricketers take on Attock this evening at Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, in the first round of the Birmingham and District Premier League’s 20 over knockout competition. Berkswell’s Premier Division side will be favourites to overcome their 2nd Division visitors from Moseley, although upsets are not uncommon in the 20 over format.
Balsall Common retailer Sweet Memories is gearing up for the Queen’s Jubilee in a big way as they prepare for their participation in the Lions Garden Fete and Party in the Park on Tuesday 5th June on Meeting House Lane.
In addition to the range of traditional sweets for which they are best known, they will also be selling candy floss, toffee apples and fresh-blend Mr Whippy, alongside locally produced Henley Ice Creams.
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Balsall Common’s Matt Clinton beat off a number of professional cyclists to claim a remarkable 2nd place after an 8-month road racing hiatus to an end at the West Midlands Road Race Championships in Bridgnorth.
The Mike Vaughan Cycles found himself lining up for 5 laps of the 17 mile circuit with several professional riders topping the start-sheet. The 86 mile contest was more than double the length of any races Matt had done this year in his first foray away from time-trial racing for some time.
Trevor Jordan reports on an interesting week for Berkswell Cricket Club, which began with a valuable fighting draw on Saturday after being outplayed for much of the game by an impressive Barnt Green outfit in the Birmingham Premier Division. This was followed by an emphatic victory in the Coventry Cup against Bablake Old Boys, then defeat at the hands of Leamington in the National Knockout Cup on Wednesday:
Birmingham Premier League
Berkswell 107/6 v Barnt Green 189/8
On a cold and dank day at Meeting House Lane, a fine seventh wicket stand of 68 by Chris Cheslin (20 not out) and Jonathan Coleman (38 not out) ensured Berkswell maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League.
A talented all-girl streetdance team from Animated Dance Academy is lining up to perform at the Balsall Common Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday 5th June. The academy, which trains girls aged from 6 years to 20 at the Heart of England School’s Dance Studio, has a talented team who have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, The Clothes Show Live and at the UDO Streetdance event.