Ales & Bails Beer Festival in August 2021

The restrictions caused by Covid 19 meant that little cricket was possible in 2020 and Syston Town Cricket Club are waiting to see what the new season will bring. The club is optimistic that, with the roll out of the vaccine, something like a full season will be played this year and more details will be published as they become available. Some good news is that the club is as certain as they can be that the Ales & Bails Beer Festival, after an enforced year off, will go ahead in 2021.

We are all tired of lockdowns, restrictions and cancellations so the club’s Social Secretary, Andy Woolaston, is planning to organise the event on the Bank Holiday weekend of 28th and 29th of August. By that time we hope that things are finally back to something like normal. As well as a large variety of local real ales and ciders there will be cricket to watch with a league game on Saturday and the club’s annual Pub Day tournament on Sunday. On both days there will be top quality DJs playing late into the night. The photo shows the scene at a previous festival.

Whilst all forms of cricket have been badly affected with no ‘covid safe’ practice facilities available, the club is currently making plans to kick-start all forms cricket in the spring. We can offer a safe and enjoyable environment with excellent outdoor practice facilities and fully qualified coaches. In 2021 we will be fielding three senior men’s teams, a women’s team and junior 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 men and women, boys and girls of all ages to register for the new season ahead. There is no time like the present so if you are interested in playing or would even just like to help, please contact either club chairman Ivan Spibey on 0771 113 9711, Andy Woolaston regarding the women’s team on 0785 006 1585 or junior co-ordinator Adam Mortimer on 0779 132 6919.
Roger Pole