Youngsters attending Basall Common based Berkswell Cricket Club youth training sessions are enjoying regular access to a number of ex-Warwickshire professional cricketers, including Jamie Spires, Nick James and Warwickshire batting legend and Berkswell Club Captain Dominic Ostler.
The ever-increasing enthusiasm of event organisers at the Berkswell Royal British Legion to welcome families through their doors shows no sign of abating, with this Saturday’s Beetle Drive.
Organisers promise great fun for all the family, where children accompanied by adults will be most welcome.
Berkswell Royal British Legion
317 Station Road
Date: Saturday 5th April 2014
Doors open: 7.30pm
Beetle Drive starts: 8.00pm
Special permission granted to bring your own nibbles
Info: call Carole Price (07808 670780)
The community is invited to the Berkswell British Legion this Saturday (8th March) for their children-friendly Barn Dance at which visitors are welcome to bring their own nibbles.
Doors: 7:30pm for 8pm start
Entrance: £3 each families with children welcome
Address: Berkswell British Legion, 316 Station Road, Balsall Common, CV7 7EF
Customers using BCM Taxi’s can claim a discount by mentioning Berkswell Legion.
Berkswell Cricket Club has put youth development at the top of its’ agenda in 2014 by launching a range of Youth Development Partnership deals to drive investment into creating more opportunities for youngsters and the best coaching for as many as possible.
The club already boasts three ex-professional cricketers among its’ youth coaching staff, but harbours ambitions to provide more well-qualified coaches to ensure no child is turned away this summer and the most talented youngsters are identified quickly and given the earliest opportunity of breaking into district and county sides.
Berkswell’s youth teams all finished first or second in their respective leagues through 2013 and their coaching roster already includes former Warwickshire professionals Dominic Ostler, Nick James and Jamie Spires. The coaches are really popular amongst their charges, and in Dominic Ostler, the boys get to work with Berkswell’s 1st team skipper, whom is also considered one of Warwickshire’s all-time batting legends, having won an historic treble with the county during the 1990’s.
Investors in Berkswell’s youth set-up can expect excellent publicity through the club’s rapidly expanding multi-media network, alongside great networking and social opportunities available via club events.
Berkswell’s senior side plays at the highest level outside the professional county game and as such offers a clear path into the professional game, as demonstrated by the progress of home-grown 21 year old Warwickshire professional Tom Milnes.
Contact Craig Burgess to find out how to get involved with Berkswell Cricket Club:
‘Intriguing’ would be one word to describe plans for a Frog Racing evening at the Berkswell Royal British Legion next to Berkswell Station this Saturday (1st February 2014), which sees residents invited to come and ride their favourite frog in one of 6 first-round heats with a further race for qualifiers for a grand final.
A non-exhaustive list of frogs in the competitive fray include: Francois the Frog; Froggie Le Croak; Pepe Le Peu; Petis Pois; Cuisse de Grenoilles; Ze Fallen Madonna; Tour de Frog and Napolean torn Apart.