08/05/04 – Cricket – Ostler’s Berkswell Debut Washed Out

Anonymous writes “On Sat 1 May, Warwickshire star Dominic Ostler turned out for his first game in Berkswell colours, only to see his first knock cut short by rain.

Berkswell batted first on a damp track not suited to batting. Yet for a brief spell Ostler made batting look a breeze, playing some ominous looking drives. Alas, Dominic was cut short in his prime when the rain moved in to cut short Berkswell’s promising start.

Club captain Patrick Milnes, said,

“It’s a shame, because of all the rain we’ve had this wasn’t even a good batting track but Dom made it look like he was batting on a road.”

If this is a sign of things to come Berkswell are in for an exciting season.

29/04/04 – Your Village Hall Needs You!

darkness writes “Your Village Hall Needs You! The Village Hall is in urgent need of funds in order to be able to carry out phase one of a refurbishment programme which includes new toilets and the installation of a disabled toilet and mother and baby facilities. Without public help closure is a possibility, can you help?

Contact Paula Clarkson on 01676 534206 to make your pledge or suggest new ideas. Read the entire article explaining the plight of the Village hall in the Village Hall Features. [article edited on 03/01/06 to update contact details – CB]