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Gareth Berg

Biography

Gareth Berg was plucked from club cricket at Radlett Cricket Club to play for Middlesex CCC at the age of 27 by the then Director of Cricket, John Emburey. Berg, born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 18 January 1981 is a natural all-rounder. At times he would produce devastating displays with both ball and bat. As a batsman he gave the ball a good thump. With the ball he was a very skilful medium/fast swing bowler who bowled beautifully at left-handers.

Berg was capped in 2010 and in seven seasons with the club, in all forms of cricket, he scored more than 4,400 runs and took 207 wickets. His finest hour came when he struck consecutive deliveries for 6, 4 and 6 to win Middlesex the Division 2 title in 2011. Getting the club over the line gained him the affectionate nickname of ‘Iceman’ amongst Middlesex supporters. Berg was released by Middlesex CCC in 2014 because of injury concerns but he recovered from a shoulder problem and has subsequently performed well for Hampshire CCC.