READING FC U23s have a new date for their Berks & Bucks Senior Cup tie at Hellenic League club Flackwell Heath, which had to be called off last week due to the snow. It will now go ahead on Tuesday, February 12 (7.45pm).

Unless the weather intervenes, this will be the last of the quarter-finals.

Slough Town are already through after beating Hungerford, while the two other third-round ties – Aylesbury United versus Maidenhead United and Marlow against Milton Keynes Dons – were both scheduled for last night (Wednesday).

THE Minor Counties Cricket Association – whose championship and T20 titles are held by Berkshire – is to be rebranded.

In recent years their competitions had Unicorns attached, but that name has now been dropped.

And there will be a further change in T20 with the MCCA being renamed the National Counties Cricket Association with the three-day championship being known as the National County Cricket Championship.

"I AM just popping out for a pint with the lads" – that's the usual excuse for chaps to leave the wife/girlfriend alone at home in front of the telly.

Most females accept that, whether they like it or not.

But how would they react if told: "Darling, I am just popping out for a game of netball!"

For fellas in Reading are to be given that opportunity when mixed netball sessions start later in February.

Go Mammoth, involved in running several different sports at recreational level, are planning mixed netball on the Kendrick School courts, starting on February 19 at 7pm.

Ladies only sessions are also to be held at the same venue.

PARALYMPIC swimmer and Paracanoeist Jeanette Chippington MBE will be the guest of honour when Get Berkshire Active hold their annual awards night at the Hilton Hotel in Reading, on Friday, February 15.

The Berkshire resident won the KL1 200m class in canoeing at the 2016 Paralympics and is now preparing for Tokyo 2020.

She was also GBA's sports personality of the year for 2016.