Berkswell Cricket Club in Balsall Common

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

The Club provides cricket for all from the age of 7-years, with opportunities for boys, girls, men and women, from fun social cricket all the way through to the semi-professional level played by the men’s 1st XI on Saturdays.  The 1st XI currently competes in the Premier Division of the Birmingham and District Premier League’s Premier Division, the highest standard available outside the County game.

Warwickshire batting legend Dominic Ostler has been Club Captain since 2006, leading a squad packed with professional cricketers past and present.  Among those is former Warwickshire skipper and England One Day International Darren Maddy, who can be seen in Berkswell’s colours several games per season, on such weekends as he is not required to fulfil his role as Director of Cricket at Solihull School.

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

 

The Berkswell Success Story

 

Berkswell Cricket Club was established in 1896 and finally played in the Birmingham and District Premier League’s Premier Division for the first time in 2012 after winning the Division 1 Championship the previous Summer.  The Club finished in a creditable 4th position in their first season in the top-flight and has finished in the top 6 ever since. The true pinnacle of the Club’s 120-year history arrived in 2016 when the Club won the Premier Division title for the first and only time in its history.

The Premier Division sits at the top of a four-division league, which in turn sits above a four-county pyramid feeder system (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire).

The Birmingham League’s Premier Division is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK, offering the highest level of cricket outside the county game. The league’s reputation means that member Clubs are often able to sign well-known professionals 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 just a few.

 

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Berkswell Cricket Club information

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

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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

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 watch on match-days.

 

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.

 

Tyler Packaging Ltd

Leamington based Tyler Packaging has been Berkswell Cricket Club’s main sponsor since 2012:

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

 

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