The Ales & Bails Beer Festival held by Syston Town C.C. in 2018 was a huge success. This year’s event on 25th and 26th May, organised once more by Andy Woolaston, is aiming to be even bigger and better. The very best ales and ciders from local breweries in Leicester will be available and it will be a big weekend of cricket with games on both days. On Saturday there will be an acoustic open mic session with DJ Simes and DJ Iz playing vinyl late into the night. The brass band will be there on Sunday with morris dancers doing a May Day jig and both DJs will again be playing throughout the evening. It’s a very family friendly occasion. Food will be available, together with a fully licensed bar. Entry is free and Andy’s goal is to make this one of the biggest festivals on the Leicester real ale calendar.
The season may now be well under way but it’s still only early May and it’s not too late for players of all age groups to join Syston Town C.C. if they wish to play cricket. The club has excellent playing and practice facilities and if you are still undecided, come along to one of the practice evenings between 6.30pm and 8.00pm at the ground and give it a go. Players of all age groups and abilities are always welcome.
The Kwik cricketers and under 11s practice on Wednesdays, the under 13 and under 15 squads on Fridays and the under 17s and seniors on Thursdays.
On the other hand, if you would like to help with some coaching, you would also be very welcome. The club will fund any training and certificates that would be required for you to become a qualified ECB coach. Please give Ivan Spibey 0771 113 9711 or Scott Cooper 0792 950 2012 a ring and they would be happy to give you more details. Otherwise just turn up at the ground on any of the practice nights and there will be somebody there to help you. Alternatively of course, if you just wanted to turn up to watch a game, members of the public are also very welcome. The club has a lovely ground with excellent parking facilities. What better way to spend a summer’s afternoon than relaxing on the boundary and watching a game of cricket.