Former Witches promoter’s family interest in Ashes test

FORMER Ipswich Witches speedway promoter John Berry has had more than a passing interest in the third Ashes test in Perth.

Berry now lives in the sunshine in Western Australia with wife Linda and son AJ.

His lad plays cricket for Scarborough and along with four other leg break bowlers from the area he was asked to bowl in the nets to the England players during the warm-up to the test.

“AJ was acting as net fodder really,” said cricket fan Berry senior.

“The batsmen were murdering everyone and AJ says that even his best deliveries were blasted straight back over his head.

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“He was counting dot balls as wickets and reckons he got two hat tricks in three hours.”

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