Rugby news in brief
Thatcham and Berkshire Under 20s are both in action this weekend in cup competitions
THATCHAM find themselves with a surprise task on Saturday when they entertain Alchester at Henwick in the Southern Counties Senior Vase.
They were due to play Gosford All Blacks, who are second to bottom in the BB and O Premier Division, but they have a prior date in the Oxfordshire Cup and have been allowed to nominate league leaders Alchester in their place.
BERKSHIRE'S under 20s will tackle Buckinghamshire in the National Under 20 Championship at Tadley RFC on Sunday, kick off 2.15pm.
Berkshire opened their South West Group A programme matches with a 21-15 defeat away to Dorset and Wilts while Buckinghamshire lost 28-3 to Oxfordshire.
Newbury's Ben West, Nathan Thomas, Ollie Spanswick and Josh Love are in the Berkshire side.