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Berkswell revels in three days of glory

BERKSWELL cricketers came back down to earth this week following a fairy-tale three days.

BERKSWELL cricketers came back down to earth this week following a fairy-tale three days.

Fresh from their Birmingham League Twenty20 triumph at the weekend, the club celebrated another red letter day on Tuesday when they played hosts to Warwickshire Second XI at Meeting House Lane.

Berkswell had been scheduled to stage a Bears game last season, but the fixture never took place because of bad weather.

This time the rain relented enabling Warwickshire to face Nottinghamshire in the SE Trophy.

Despite Bears losing the game, Berkswell’s bright star - 17-year-old Tom Milnes - shone brightly as he nearly turned the match in Warwickshire’s favour, taking four for just one run.

The England U17 player finished with figures of five for 46 from 10 overs, which wasn’t quite enough to avert defeat as Notts scraped a two wicket win.

Berkswell spokesman Patrick Milnes claimed: “We’ve had an unbelievable three days - the biggest in our history.”

 

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