27/07/06 – Cricket: World’s fastest bowler to play for Berkswell

CraigyB writes,

“Shoaib Akhtar, widely lauded as the fastest bowler in world cricket is on his way to Balsall Common to play cricket for Berkswell Cricket Club.

The 30 year old Pakistani pace bowling legend is undergoing rehabilitation following a stress fracture to his ankle. The injury, which has kept him out of competitive cricket for approximately 5 to 6 months has meant Pakistan needed to devise an imaginative plan to get him fit enough to take part in the 4th and final Test for Pakistan against England at the Oval in August.
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27/06/06 – Cricket: Ostler double century sinks Ombersley

Having followed up on a report originally provided by Matt Nightingale we bring news of a stunning double century by Dominic Ostler for Berkswell at the weekend:

Berkswell v Redditch – Sat 24th June 2006

Berkswell 334 for 5 wickets (24pts) beat Ombersley 128 all out (3pts) by 206 runs

Following 2 consecutive defeats Berkswell dismissed any fears they were struggling to cope in Birmingham League 3 with an overwhelming 206 run win at home to a talented Ombersley side.

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