Women’s and Junior Cricket in 2021

At the beginning of the 2020 season, Social Secretary Andy Woolaston planned to organise a women’s team at Syston Town Cricket Club.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, organised practice sessions could not be held until August.

However, once they started they were well attended and numbers grew. The team rapidly improved their skills and they made a winning start in their first competitive game in early September. This was followed by a splendid performance at Electricity Sports Ground (the photograph shows the Syston squad) where they did brilliantly to come runners-up in a tournament.

Despite the limited season the team have really enjoyed both playing matches and the practice sessions. So much so in fact that outdoor practice continued well into October before the weather finally called a halt to proceedings.

Syston Sirens, as the team is known, have entered a side in the East Midlands Women’s Cricket League in 2021 and would be pleased to welcome female cricketers of all ages and abilities.

Anybody interested in joining is invited to give Andy a ring on 07850 061585.

Whilst all forms of cricket were badly affected in 2020 by Covid-19 the club’s junior teams were decimated with no organised cricket possible at all. This situation has continued into the winter months with no ‘covid safe’ practice facilities currently available.

Nevertheless, the club is currently making plans to kick-start junior cricket in the spring. We can offer a safe and enjoyable environment with excellent outdoor practice facilities and fully qualified coaches.

We will be fielding teams at under 15, under 13 and under 11 age groups together with Kwik cricket for the under 10s.

We are very much a family friendly club and we are inviting boys and girls of all ages to register for the new season ahead. There is no time like the present so please contact junior co-ordinator Adam Mortimer on 0779 132 6919 or club chairman Ivan Spibey on 0771 113 9711.

Roger Pole