Berkswell Cricket Club in Balsall Common

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Berkswell Cricket Club welcomes new friends

 

Berkswell Cricket Club is one of the top clubs in the West Midlands, situated at the Lant Sports and Community Ground on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common.

 

Berkswell offers competitive, enjoyable cricket at all levels from the age of 7, through to the semi-professional level, played on Saturdays but the 1st XI in the Premier Division of the Birmingham & District Premier League, Premier Division.

 

The 1st XI, led by Warwickshire batting legend Dominic Ostler, plays the highest level of cricket available outside the professional county circuit and contains a squad packed with current and ex-professional cricketers, including the recently retired ex-Warwickshire skipper and former England One Day International Darren Maddy.

Ex-Warwickshire and England cricketer Darren Maddy
Ex-Warwickshire and England cricketer Darren Maddy

 

The Berkswell Success Story

 

Berkswell won entry to Birmingham and District Premier League’s Premier Division for the first time after winning the Division 1 Championship in 2011 and finished in a creditable 4th position in their first season there in 2012.  The Premier Division sits at the top of a four division league, which in turn sits astride a further four county pyramid feeder system (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire).  The Birmingham League’s Premier Division is widely regarded the highest level of cricket attainable outside the county game and as a result regularly attracts famous overseas players from the Test Arena.  Famous names to have played in the Birmingham League include international stars such as Alan Donald, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram and Andrew Flower to name but a few.

 

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Berkswell Cricket Club information

 

Address: The Lant Sports & Community Centre, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7GE

 

Key Officials 2014

Club Chairman
Patrick Milnes

Club Captain
Dominic Ostler

Youth Manager
Alan Warwood

Club Secretary
James Neale

Treasurer
Paul Beaumont

Commercial
Craig Burgess
 

 

Berkswell 2014 training nights

 

Seniors – Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
Youth (7 years to U12s) – Tuesdays 6:30-8pm
Youth (U13s to U17s) – Thursdays 6:30-8pm

 

New members welcome.

 

 

Berkswell’s Youth Section

 

Berkswell CC welcomes youth cricketers from the age of 7 years upwards, where trainees enjoy access to some of the best coaches in the Midlands, courtesy of coaching consultancy Complete Cricket. Training focuses on a wide range of skills, drills, technique and fitness across all areas of the game. This coaching includes regular access to ex-professional cricketers, including Warwickshire batting legend Dominic Ostler, plus Nick James and Jamie Spires.
Anyone interested in getting involved with youth cricket should email Youth Chairman Alan Warwood: alan.warwood@btopenworld.com

 

 

 

Berkswell Saturday 1st XI – 2014 Fixtures

 

Home fixtures are played at the Lant, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common.  The standard of cricket played by the Saturday 1st XI is extremely high and is well worth a look. It is not uncommon for visiting teams to be fielding currently contracted county professionals.

 

Spectators are welcome and there is currently no charge to come and watch on match-days. Berkswell Cricket Club also publishes a newsletter which you can request by emailing craig.berkswellcc@tsunamail.com

 

Sponsorship Opportunities at Berkswell Cricket Club

Tyler Packaging Ltd - Berkswell's Main Sponsor
Tyler Packaging Ltd – Berkswell’s Main Sponsor

Berkswell offers a wide-range of multi-media advertising deals to suit a range of budgets. Contact Craig Burgess for information by emailing: craig.berkswellcc@tsunamail.com

 

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Fixture details for the Birmingham & District Premier League can be found at the league website below:

 

birminghamleague.org

 

Berkswell Cricket Club – other informationn

 

Venue: The Lant Sports Ground, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common
Email: craig.berkswellcc@tsunamail.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerkswellCC
Twitter: @Berkswell_CC