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The 1st XI began their season with a fine victory over Oswestry in the Birmingham League Williamson Trophy. Putting Oswestry in to bat, they bowled them out for 74 with Attiq Chishti taking 4-14. Rana Hassan was unbeaten on 54 as Penkridge won by 9 wickets in the 15th over. In the next round Penkridge host Wombourne on Saturday 19th April. 

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The England cricket team’s dismal performance Down Under during the recent Ashes series has had some repercussions for Penkridge Cricket Club’s first team scorer Dave Jones. During an evening at the clubhouse, Dave announced to the club’s original Australian import, Gary Pope that should Australia regain the urn, he would walk to the first eleven’s first away game of the season. Since this declaration, England surrendered in pitiful fashion, and the new league fixtures have been announced, and it was not great news for Dave, with the first game being 42 miles away – Coventry & North Warwick!! Remaining true to his word however, Dave is now making plans for his walk and has decided to raise some money for charity whilst doing so: “Being a keen cricket fan, I was gutted when England lost the Ashes, but this was made far worse when I found out where I would have to walk to! I knew from looking at the teams in the league that it could be anywhere between 6 and 65 miles, but didn’t think for a minute that the Aussies would win! Me and my big mouth! In keeping with the cricket theme, I have decided to raise money for The Broad Appeal in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, which is championed by Stuart Broad, who lost his mother to the disease.” Dave has set up a fund raising page: www.justgiving.com/waggywalk14/ and is keen to raise as much money as possible. “I am aiming to raise £1000 so all contributions will be gratefully received!”