Kervezee nets a pair of Pears

Halesowen captain Alexei Kervezee has seen his Birmingham League Premier Two side bolstered with two exciting additions from Worcestershire.

Alexei Kervezee (Photo: Ian Smith/Seconds Left Images)
Alexei Kervezee (Photo: Ian Smith/Seconds Left Images)

All-rounder Ed Bragg has arrived from the Pears’ academy, while first team seamer Charlie Morris will also feature for Halesowen this season.

Morris did sign last year but was unable to make an appearance due to the pandemic.

And with the club looking strong from their first-team all the way through to the fifths, Kervezee is confident his team can be in the race for promotion this season.

“We’re going into the season in a good place,” he said. “The take up of cricket has been very good for us, we are fielding five very strong teams every weekend now.

“And in the first-team, we have a very talented bunch of cricketers. I’m expecting us to be there or thereabouts.

“We have brought in Ed Bragg and Charlie Morris will also be with us having initially signed last year.

“Looking at the competition, I think both leagues are going to be strong and competitive which is what you want. But I’m expecting us to do well.”

Pelsall have added overseas player Sadrian Ward to their squad ahead of their Premier Division Two season.

The all-rounder from Barbados was flown in after the club’s efforts to bring in South African Divan Posthumus failed due to visa issues.

Spin bowler James Harris has also joined from Penkridge, while Ryan Brown has departed for Whitchurch.

Pelsall captain Danny Pennell said: “It’s been a tough struggle getting an overseas in. We’re happy with Sadrian and happy we’ve got him on board.

“Being a new team in the league, after getting promoted in 2019, we’re hopeful as always to compete. We know it’s going to be a tough standard but we’re hopeful that we can compete in the top half.

“It’s about establishing ourselves and not looking over our shoulder thinking we might get relegated.”

“If we compete in the top half, we’ve had a good season. We want to push the club on and move up the leagues, that’s the goal.

“It will be nice to get the lads back on the pitch.

“The restrictions are not ideal but for our own mental state we needed to be back doing what we love, which is enjoying our sport.”

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