Cricket: Berkswell women make history

Berkswell Cricket Club women's cricket
Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn

Berkswell Cricket Club – formed in 1896 – will witness history today as its’ first women’s cricket team take to the field for the first time at the Club’s Meeting House Lane ground this afternoon (Sunday 26th April 2015).


Since appointing Sarah Ginn as Head of Women’s Cricket over the winter months, the new squad has been preparing enthusiastically indoors and out for today’s historic fixture againt visitors Four Oaks.  Sarah Ginn explains: Continue reading “Cricket: Berkswell women make history”

Run Club anniversary takes in London Marathon

Balsall Common Run Club members tackle 2015 London Marathon

Three Balsall Common Run Club members will be celebrating the Club’s first anniversary the hard way by competing in this morning’s London Marathon (Sunday 26th April 2015).  Club Chairman Paul Yeoman takes to the streets of London with fellow members Lorna Pursglove and Caroline Cannon.

The Run Club’s first ever training run set off from The Lant in Balsall Common at 9am on Saturday 26th April 2014, since which time the club has gone from strength to strength. Continue reading “Run Club anniversary takes in London Marathon”

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:



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Goals for a good cause

Balsall Common based charity the Lily Mae Foundation have organised a football match against Solihull Moors FC.

The match kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 15 February.

The Lily Mae Foundation will field a team of ex professional footballers as well as other celebrities to play a Solihull Moors team X1.  Keep an eye on the Lily Mae Foundation’s Facebook page for the latest details.




As well as an exciting football match, there will be hospitality, a family fun day and post-match entertainment.

Tickets cost just £10 for adults and £5 or concessions, under 12s are free.

50% of all proceeds will go to the Lily Mae Foundation.

The game takes place at Solihull Moors Autotech Stadium, on Damson Parkway, Solihull.  If you’re using a Sat Nav to get there the best postcode to use is B92 9EJ.


Berkswell Cricket Club set to launch women’s and girl’s teams

Berkswell Cricket Club women's cricket
Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn

Berkswell Cricket Club is expanding to form Women’s and Girl’s teams for the 2015 season following the appointment of new Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn.


Berkswell’s Women’s section will play in the Midlands League, the biggest women’s league in the country, with a Premier Division that boasts many current England players. Berkswell will play ther first season in Division 3, with a total of 10 fixtures against teams from across the Midlands.


Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn explains:


“It’s anticipated that our new Berkswell side will be a mix of experienced players, up and coming youngsters, and players new to the game. We are always looking for new members and welcome all standards to our training nights, which get underway on Thursday nights at Westwood School in Coventry from Thursday 5th February.”


Winter practice sessions at Westwood School will start at 6:30pm. Competitive fixtures will start at the end of April, along with outdoor net and fielding sessions. Plans are in place to field a further team in the Warwickshire 8-a-side T20 league, on Tuesday nights throughout the summer.


A brand new junior girls section, at Under 13 and Under 11 age groups initially, will start training after the Easter holidays, and hope to be involved in the Warwickshire softball festival leagues during the summer. Beginners and experienced players are invited to join.


For more information, or to register your interest, please email Sarah Ginn on