Berkswell & Balsall Common Rugby Club are putting on a charity Ladies Day from midday 29th September 2012 in memory of Club President and stalwart, Mr Clive Horlor, who lost his battle against cancer in June. Clive was a well-known businessman in Balsall Common and dedicated much of his time to helping the club move forward. Clive was also known to put his hand in his pocket to sponsor the 1st team and to underwrite various club functions.
The Club wished to remember Clive as Club secretary Lesley Fahey explains,
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Youth workers say Balsall common youth club ‘The Rock’ is currently suspended due to a lack of volunteers and are reaching out to the community for help. The youth facility located at the Jubilee Centre on Station Road in Balsall Common, desperately needs people to give up 2-3 hours one night per month for this vital service to resume.
A small contribution from a few people is all that’s required as club representative Sophie Meeson explains,
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The stage version of the well-known motion picture Calendar Girls by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth leaves the West End and comes to Balsall Common this month courtesy of Centre Stage Drama Group at the Heart of England School. The amateur dramatics group get to show their diversity under the direction of Anne Sleath, after their hugely successful Abba and Glee-inspired Mama Mia production earlier this summer.
As on previous occasions, the nearby White Horse on Kenilworth Road is partnering with Centre Stage to offer a pre-show meal-deal, where theatre-goers can claim 10% discounts on meals, subject to an enthusiastic waving of event tickets at staff.
Performances take place at the Heart of England School on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd September, with tickets available via Centre Stage the website (downloadable order form) or by calling Linda Connor: 01676 534406.
Berkswell’s Birmingham League Twenty20 Challenge Cup encounter with local rivals Knowle & Dorridge left an enthusiastic Meeting House Lane crowd reeling from the excitement, as the home side came out on top in a nail-biting fish to a low-scoring contest.
Berkswell – 101 (9 wickets, 20 overs) beat Knowle & Dorridge – 94 (9 wickets, 20 overs), by 7 runs
Berkswell batted first and soon found the going tough, losing two early wickets, openers Phil Neale (2) and Ed Rainsford (4). The following batsmen, Dominic Ostler (16) and Mohammed Akhlaq (20), worked hard to re-establish the innings, against some tight bowling on a slow track, all of which rendered the art of getting the ball away, difficult for the watchful batsmen. In an attempt to get the score moving, Berkswell found themselves 32 for 3, when skipper Ostler saw his off stump uprooted playing a spectacular looking off-drive off Mottram’s bowling, as it cut back through the gate, off the seam.
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Trevor Jordan reports on a victory for Berkswell’s cricketers over the weekend in the hotly contested and highly prestigious, multi-county, Birmingham and District League’s Premier Division.
Birmingham & District Cricket Premier League – Premier Division
Berkswell 113 all out defeated Brockhampton 75 all out
Berkswell celebrated an important victory over fellow Premier Division new boys, Herefordshire-based Brockhampton, on a damp Meeting House Lane ground, in an encounter which began with both sides equal on 81 points, in joint 2nd place, some distance behind league leaders Walsall.
“How good a win was that!?”, said Berkswell’s beaming skipper Dominic Ostler, after his side overturned a strong visiting side from Herefordshire, to climb within 5 points of league leaders Walsall, whom tragically for them, lost their hopes of maintaining a clear lead at the top due to an abandoned game.
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