Cricket: Berkswell steal promotion on final day to add to Twenty20 Cup success

Berkswell Cricket Club stole promotion from their nearest league rivals Old Elizabethans on the final day of their Birmingham League Division 2 season at Meeting House Lane yesterday (11th September) to confirm 2010 as the most successful in the club’s 114 year history.  Berkswell’s emphatic 156 run home win against 5th placed Water Orton was enough to leapfrog them into 2nd place above Worcester rivals Old Elizabethans who were surprisingly held to a frustrating and costly draw over at Telford’s against bottom side St Georges.

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Cricket: Berkswell win Birmingham League Twenty20 Challenge Cup

Berkswell T20 Challenge Cup Final squad

Second Division Berkswell produced two outstanding performances against Premier Division opposition to become Birmingham League Twenty 20 Challenge Cup Champions for the first time on a superb finals day at Cannock.  The Meeting House Lane club, enjoying easily the largest and most exuberant travelling support, produced excellent all-round displays in both matches, upstaging Walmley in the semi-final, then doing something of a demolition job on Staffordshire outfit Himley in the final.

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Cricket: Milnes’ star turn not quite enough for Warwickshire 2nds

A superb five wicket haul by Berkswell’s Tom Milnes wasn’t quite enough to prevent defeat for Warwickshire’s second eleven  on Tuesday as they lost a close game by two wickets to Nottinghamshire at Berkswell’s Meeting House Lane Ground.  Warwickshire lost the toss and were invited to bat on a slow paced and lost early wickets to find themselves in trouble at 9-3, before fourth wicket pairing Richard Johnson (51) and Usman Shabir (59) began rebuilding the innings.

Berkswell's Tom Milnes - nearly turned match with 5 wicket haul

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