Berkswell Cricket Club welcomes new friends
Berkswell Cricket Club is situated at the Lant Sports and Community Ground on Meeting House Lane in Balsall Common and is always on the lookout for players of all ages and abilities from the age of 7 years upwards. The club is also keen to welcome cricket enthusiasts wishing to come and watch the teams play, especially their Saturday 1st XI whom play at a particularly high standard.
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.
Berkswell Cricket Club information
Address: The Lant Sports & Community Centre, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7GE
Key Officials 2013
James Neale: 07866 502 102
Berkswell 2013 pre-season training – seniors
Berkswell’s pre-season indoor training runs for a 10 week period from Tuesday 5th February at Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club’s indoor facility, before moving outside at Berkswell’s Meeting House Lane ground in Balsall Common. The club runs 3 senior sides on a Saturday and two on Sundays. New faces are always welcome across a wide spectrum of abilities because of the wide range of levels of competition the club competes in.
Pre-season winter sessions for 2013 take place as follows:
Venue: Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club.
Date(s): Every Tuesday for 10 weeks inclusive from 5th February
Fee: £5 per session
Berkswell’s Youth Section
The club also welcomes youth cricketers from the age of 7 years upwards. Berkswell’s youngsters are privileged enough to enjoy access to some of the best coaches in the Midlands, courtesy of top coaching consultancy Complete Cricket, whom provide regular access to current and former county professionals. The training focuses on a wide range of skills, drills, technique and fitness in all areas of the game, whilst fostering a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Anyone interested in getting involved with youth cricket should email Craig Burgess via craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com [remove spaces before sending - anti-spamming]
Berkswell Saturday 1st XI – 2013 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 always welcome and there is currently no charge for ground entrance on match days. Berkswell Cricket Club also publishes it’s own newsletter which you can sign up to receive by emailing craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com [remove spaces before sending - anti-spamming]
Sponsorship Opportunities at Berkswell Cricket Club
The club is also on the lookout for new sponsors at both Youth and Senior levels, which offer the chance to be associated with a club that enjoys extensive local media coverage, including appearances in regional publications such as the Birmingham Mail and Coventry Evening Telegraph. There is a range of packages available to suit different budgets. Contact Craig Burgess by emailing: craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com [remove spaces before sending - anti-spamming] for more information.
Fixture details for the Birmingham & District Premier League can be found at the league website below:
Berkswell Cricket Club – other informationn
Venue: The Lant Sports Ground, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common
Email: craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com [remove spaces - anti-spam]