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REMEMBERING BERT

22 May 2014

Chambers twins at Bronze Cricket Club on Sunday...

SADDLERS' stars, Adam and James Chambers, will both be on hand at Bronze Cricket Club this weekend as part of a memorial day for the twins’ father.

Bert Chambers, who passed away towards the end of last year, was a founder member of the club - based in Chapel Lane, Great Barr - which was formed in the 1980s.

The club will honour him with a Memorial Day this Sunday (May 25th), culminating in a T20 match between Bronze CC and a Tamil People in the UK representative side as they battle it out for the Bert Chambers Trophy.

A charity collection on the day will raise funds for the British Heart Foundation and James is sure the day will be a fitting tribute to his father, who did so much for sport in the area.

“Bronze CC has been a huge part of my family’s life, with my dad helping to build the pavilion along with other founding members back in the early 80s with the club officially opening in 1987," said James. "Their achievement of establishing a club has given so many cricketing enthusiasts a chance to play the game they love, my brother and I included.

“He was truly loved by all at the club and himself loved being down there at Chapel Lane among lifelong friends.

“In his various roles, most recently as chairman, my dad loved working with and encouraging the junior players, Walsall FC’s  Mal Benning being one of many.

“I know his wish would be for more and more youngsters to benefit from all the hard work the club has done over the years on improving the facilities.

“He always welcomed the introduction of new members and with this in mind I also would like to extend an invitation for any aspiring cricketers to come along and join.”

Gates open at the club at 9.30am with junior matches to watch along with family fun day activities such as a bouncy castle, barbecue and other games to enjoy.

At 2pm, there will be the official switch-on of mains electricity at the ground, something the club has been striving to install for a long time after years of relying on a generator.

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