Middlesex CCC prepare for first YB40 game at Radlett on Bank Holiday Monday

PUBLISHED: 11:42 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 23 May 2013

Gareth Berg batting for Middlesex

Gareth Berg batting for Middlesex

© Sarah Williams 2013

MIDDLESEX Panthers break new ground on Monday when the club hosts its first ever Yorkshire Bank 40 game at Radlett Cricket Club.

Panthers host the Yorkshire Vikings at Cobden Hill and Middlesex’s Gareth Berg, who used to ply his trade at Radlett CC, is hoping to see a big crowd cheer his side onto their first win in the competition on Bank Holiday Monday.

Middlesex haven’t started the YB40 in good form having lost two of their opening three games – the other was.

“We haven’t started the YB40 very well but we’ll take a strong squad to Cobden Hill on Monday,” he said.

“I’ve been back to Radlett with Middlesex seconds and there is always interest so, hopefully, with the first team appearing we will get a good crowd.

“It should be a great experience for the local people and the cricket club to watch Middlesex.”

Berg joined Radlett CC in 2007, and after a good season was handed a trial at Middlesex. A successful audition led to him being handed a contract at the age of 27.

And despite playing his home games at the home of cricket, Lord’s, Berg praised the facilities at his former club.

“I have good memories of Radlett having spent a few years there – the whole set up at Radlett is fantastic. [The club] has a great squad and dedicated people who make it work.”

Gates for the game open at 12.15pm with tickets available to purchase on the day. Prices are: adults £15, children (U16) £5, over 65’s £8, family ticket (two adults/two children) £30. For more information, visit www.middlesexccc.com


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