BRUMMIES TARGET FIRST WIN ON WEDNESDAY

Tuesday April 30, 2019
BIRMINGHAM round off their Championship Shield programme on Wednesday when they host Eastbourne at Perry Barr (7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies continue to search for their first win of the season - and Wednesday’s result will influence whether it’s Eastbourne or Somerset who qualify for the Semi-Finals of the competition from the Southern Group.

And with league fixtures just around the corner, team boss Laurence Rogers is keen to see his side produce another positive performance on home shale.

“The boys really did put up a good fight against Somerset a couple of weeks ago and I want them to build on that really,” Rogers said.

“We were only a couple of points off getting the win and the boys should be proud of their efforts that night.

“Eastbourne have beaten us twice on their own track - but Arlington is a technical circuit and it could be a very different story at Perry Barr.

“It goes without saying we want to get that first win of the season sooner rather than later - and Wednesday could be perfect timing ahead of our first league fixture at Sheffield on Sunday.”

Birmingham are at full strength while Eastbourne include former double British Under-21 Champion Edward Kennett, who briefly appeared for the Brummies in 2014 before the club closed, alongside experienced duo Richard Lawson and Lewis Kerr.

Brummies’ British Under-21 Final runner-up Zach Wajtknecht will be available for autographs and pictures between 6.40 and 6.50 in the main grandstand bar and season tickets are valid.

The main event will be followed by Midland and Southern Development League action as the Birmingham Ductair Electrics Bulls take on the Reading Racers.

BIRMINGHAM: Ulrich Ostergaard, Tobias Thomsen, Zach Wajtknecht, Ashley Morris, Kyle Newman, Paco Castagna, James Shanes.

EASTBOURNE: Edward Kennett, Ben Morley, Alfie Bowtell, Lewis Kerr, Richard Lawson, Georgie Wood, Tom Brennan.


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