CRICKET: BERKSWELL Cricket Club has reason to be cheerful this Christmas after 30 of its young players were selected for Warwickshire Cricket Board’s County or District winter training squads.
Boys and girls ranging from the U10 to the U17 age groups have impressed the selectors, allowing them to join training programmes in the New Year that run to the start of next season.
Each player will hone their skills through specialist coaching and cross-District and County Competitions.
The club enjoys a long-standing partnership with Complete Cricket, a locally-based cricket coaching business.
Berkswell junior chairman Alan Warwood said: “It’s fantastic that so many of our young players are on Warwickshire’s radar and it shows that our coaching partnership with Complete Cricket is delivering results.
“We welcome cricketers of all abilities but pride ourselves on developing talented youngsters if we spot them.
“We’ve had professional players like Tom Milnes through our ranks and you never know, we may be growing the future England captain here at Berkswell.”
The club has recently added a new second pitch at Lavender Hall Lane in Balsall Common, which it hopes will be hosting games next season and allow growing numbers of young players to join the club.
Alan added: “The new pitch gives us valuable capacity for more games, but we are in real need of volunteers to help give young people the chance to play cricket.
“You don’t need to have a cricketing background, just the enthusiasm and willingness to help.”
Visit www.facebook.com/berkswelljunior for further information about how to get involved at the club.