Aussie Player Joins Town C.C.

The cricket ground at Potters Lane is looking in magnificent condition and at the time of writing Syston Town C.C. are confident of starting the new league season on time.
Players and supporters are all looking forward to seeing some competitive cricket at the ground and hope that some glorious summer days lie ahead.
The ban on overseas travel has been lifted and the club are excited to be able to welcome Australian Liam O’Farrell into their team this year. Liam is a 24 year old top order batsman and wicketkeeper from New South Wales where he plays for the Mosman club in the premier state competition.
Liam will be replacing Syston’s Charles Wootton (shown pictured) who, after ten seasons with the club, has moved away from the area. A very stylish batsman, Charles joined the club in 2012 and scored over 6300 runs at an average of 37 including ten centuries with a highest score of 134 against Loughborough Town. He is also a brilliant wicketkeeper and took 243 catches, many of which were spectacular and 46 stumpings.
The 1st XI, skippered by Ram Ghuman, begin their Division 1 campaign on 23rd April with a home match against Electricity Sports.
They then have successive away matches against Houghton and Thurnby and Ashby Hasting. After a bye in the first round of the County Cup the club will travel to play Shree Sanatan on 12th June. The 2nd XI under the leadership of Adam Mortimer start their season in Divisions 3 East with an away match against Maher Stars then entertain Langtons 2nd XI followed by Bharat Sports at home.
The Sunday XI start to their GMCA Division 1 season with a home game against Ashby Carington on 1st May, after which Ivan Spibey and his lads then travel to play Rothley Park.
The Women’s team, The Sirens, are fielding three teams this season in the East Midlands Women’s Cricket League.
The Super 8s team start their Division 3 South season on 24th April when they travel to Hinckley Amateur.
The Sirens also have two softball teams which both start on 1st May. The Division 1 side travel to Brixworth and the Division 2 side have a trip to Rothley.
The club will also be fielding teams at Kwik cricket, Under 11 and Under 15 and under 17 age groups and have again entered a team in Division 2 of the Burrough and District Evening League.
Fixtures and contact details for all teams, when they are available, will be posted on the club’s website www.systontowncricketclub.co.uk
Roger Pole