Berkswell’s Women head to National T20 Cricket Finals

Berkswell Cricket Club’s women are preparing for the English Cricket Board’s National T20 Club Cricket Finals in Wales this weekend after winning their Regional Final at The Lant in Balsall Common on Sunday.

Four teams will compete in Newport, Wales for the National Club Cricket title on Sunday 26th June 2018 after defeating J G Meakin Cricket Club from Stoke-on-Trent.

Pictured: The Berkswell side that won the Regional Final on Sunday 16th June 2018.

“The national finals are such an exciting opportunity for the team,” said Head of Women’s Cricket and 1st team Captain Sarah Ginn.

“This will be the first experience of cricket on a national stage for most of them, but if they perform as assuredly as they did in the regional final, they will do themselves proud.”

Last Sunday’s Regional Final at The Lant in Meeting House Lane saw Berkswell compile 128 for 2 wickets from their 20 over allocation, before a miserly all-round bowling performance saw them restrict their opponents to 84 for 8, to win by a margin of 44 runs.

Berkswell won without two regulars who were on Warwickshire duty, demonstrating the strength in depth the Club’s Women’s section has already achieved in only their 5th season.

The full scorecard can be viewed here: Berkswell v J G Meakin scorecard.

Sarah Ginn – Head of Berkswell’s Women’s Cricket.

Berkswell’s success marks a rapid ascent for the squad as Sarah underlined when talking about this season’s progress:

“It has been an outstanding season for the club already, reaching the finals of both the National T20 Knockout Cup and the Midlands Super 8s [8-a-side cricket] and also launching a second team to support the rapid growth of the women’s section which was only founded in 2014.”

National T20 Finals Day, Newport, Wales

Four teams will contest the National T20 Finals at Newport Cricket Club on Sunday 26th June 2018, in a knockout format consisting Semi-Finals and Final.

Berkswell’s women have been drawn against North London’s Finchley Gunnersbury CC in the National Semi-Final on Sunday 26th June 2018.   The Middlesex side made the National Finals after defeating Bishops Stortford CC by a narrow 2 run margin in the Group 4 Regional Final.

 

 

Cricket: All Premier Division T20 Clash comes to The Lant

Berkswell Cricket Club is all set to welcome Premier Division rivals Barnt Green in the 3rd round of the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League’s T20 Challenge Cup on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

Berkswell will be hoping to progress to the 4th Round of a competition which they won for the only time in their history in 2010, before falling at the Semi Final stage in 2017.

As always, the Meeting House Lane Club welcomes anyone from the community that would like to witness a form of the game that usually offers some very entertaining cricket. With bar facilities on site and hopefully some good weather too, these fixtures can make for an enjoyable evening in the sun.

Meanwhile, Berkswell’s senior sides appear to be in excellent form at the moment. All 6 senior sides that were in action won their fixtures this weekend, including 5 men’s teams, plus Women’s 1st team who secured their place in the Regional Final of the English Cricket Board’s Women’s T20 Competition with a convincing win at Worcestershire’s Five Ways Old Edwardians.

T20 Challenge Cup 3rd Round – Wednesday 6th June 2018

Berkswell CC v Barnt Green CC

Venue: The Lant, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7GE.
Start: 6pm
Estimated finish time: 8:45pm (for a full-length match)
Bar facilities on site.

Paris Georgia no Stranger to BC

Paris

19 year old former Heart of England School pupil Paris Georgia is feeling on top of the world right now as she prepares to launch her new EP, which she finished recording last week.

 

The talented Country-Pop singer-songwriter is enjoying regular airplay on BBC Radio and last night released a sneak preview of her forthcoming Stranger to You video on Facebook.  The full version of the video is set for online release next Wednesday (25th March 2015), followed by the new iTunes EP release on Friday 17th April 2015.

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Brumbeat Music bring Esther Turner to Balsall Common

Brum Beat Music Ltd - Balsall's Got the Voice Main Sponsor
Brum Beat Music Ltd – Balsall’s Got the Voice Main Sponsor

Brumbeat Music Ltd are bringing an evening of top live music to The Lant on Meeting House Lane on Friday 20th March, with tickets for a 2 course meal with 3 top acts on open sale to the community.

 

A top line-up includes two local rising stars familiar with Birmingham’s famous music venue The JamHouse and one veteran regularly seen at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club, the venue famous for launching the career of The Beatles.

 

Birmingham based 18 year old Esther Turner is accustomed to appearing on the big stage, having already supported Katy Perry at the NEC’s LG Arena. The hugely popular 18 year old singer-songwriter has a sizeable fanbase, with bags of talent and personality.

Esther Turner – Open a Smile (orginal song)

 

19 year old Paris Georgia, a star of last year’s Balsall Common Festival, is no stranger to the big stage either, having performed at Wembley Arena, with her latest song currently enjoying airplay on BBC Radio. The self styled Country Pop singer songwriter is busy recording a new EP.

 

Paris Georgia – Gotta Let Go (original song)

Tony Skeggs

Singer, guitarist and raconteur Tony Skeggs is a 30 year veteran of the music scene and regular performer at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club.

 

Tickets for this music event complete with a 2 course meal are on general sale at £25 per head, enquiries for which can be directed to Craig Burgess by emailing craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com or calling 07983 536129. Remove spaces before sending email.

 

Information

Doors open 7pm
2 course meal
Tickets; £25 per person
This is a Berkswell Cricket Club fundraiser with tickets on open sale to the community
craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com <== remove spaces Call Craig on 07983 536129  

Esther Turner performs Rihanna’s Diamonds

 

 

 

Overseas cricket star seeks summer home

Berkswell Cricket Club are on the lookout for a summer home for their 25 year old overseas South African star Sean Jamison. The English Cricket Board Premier Division Cricket Club are offering £400 per month (board and bills) for accommodation for the fast bowler, anywhere in Balsall Common from early April until the season ends in mid-September.

 

The rising star of South African cricket has been signed to bolster Berkswell’s already successful first team squad and provide coaching across the club, from youth cricket to senior cricket, including the club’s brand new women’s cricket section.

 

Anyone interested in putting up a summer lodger is invited to contact club secretary James Neale by emailing: jwneale59@hotmail.com

 

 

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