Middlesex duo Berg and Toor boost Radlett for opener

MIDDLESEX duo Gareth Berg and Kabir Toor are both available as Radlett open up their Home Counties Premier League Division One campaign at Cobden Hill against High Wycombe on Saturday. Berg comes into the side having performed well for Middlesex

MIDDLESEX duo Gareth Berg and Kabir Toor are both available as Radlett open up their Home Counties Premier League Division One campaign at Cobden Hill against High Wycombe on Saturday.

Berg comes into the side having performed well for Middlesex with the ball this summer and Radlett will also be handing HCPL debuts to Atul Sachdeva, the former England U19 leg-spinner and Paul Barker, the Herts left-armer. Heath Paynter joins the seam attack following impressive pre-season performances. The match starts at 11am - all spectators welcome - no entry fee.

In their final warm up match on Bank Holiday Monday against the Minor Counties XI James Lewis smashed a spectacular 133 not out as Radlett won by seven wickets.

Captain Shane Burger ensured his South African colleagues Richard Cameron and John Barr were given plenty of top level practice. The Minor Counties total of 261-6 looked competitive until James Lewis settled in and with supported from Rob Smith and Kabir Toor he led Radlett to a mighty victory.

Harpenden begin their campaign in Division Two (East) on the Common on Saturday with an 11.30am start.

St Albans go away to Hoddesdon for their first match of the season in the Saracens Herts League Division One. Yasir Arafat has been promoted to the first team and will hope to fire the runs along with fellow big hitters Ian McKinlay, Phil Caley, young Kyle Sharp and the talented Jimmy Goodwin.