Town C.C. Get New Season Underway

The spring weather was generally kind to Syston Town C.C. and despite it being extremely cold at times, preparations for the new season went ahead as planned.
Richard Shepherd’s company Sportsground Maintenance and Machinery Ltd, as well as cutting the outfield as in previous years, have taken over maintenance of the square and the preparation of wickets and they were able to get underway with their work in the early spring.
They have made an impressive start with Ken Cooper continuing to do the required rolling and marking out. The photograph shows Ken starting the preseason rolling at the beginning of April.
Two very necessary improvements to the pavilion have been carried out in the close season. The club is grateful to Greg Smith of GPS Plumbing and Heating for replacing the showers and to Scott Shaw of County Roofing for repairing the roof to the veranda.
The season may now be well underway 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 so if you are undecided then come along to one of the practice evenings at the ground and give it a go. Players of all age groups and abilities are always welcome. On Mondays the Sunday XI and the Burrough League teams will have use of the nets followed by the Kwik cricketers every Tuesday. The senior teams will appear on Wednesdays followed by the Sirens on Thursday evenings. All other juniors, U13 and above, will finish the week on Fridays.
Practice sessions start around 6.30pm and for advice please ring Scott Cooper for seniors on 0792 950 2012, Adam Mortimer regarding juniors on 0779 132 6819 or Andy Woolaston for information about the Sirens on 0785 006 1585. 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. Alternatively of course, if you just wanted to turn up to watch a game, members of the public are always very welcome. The club has a lovely ground with excellent parking facilities and what better way to spend a summer’s afternoon or evening than relaxing on the boundary and watching a game of cricket.
Roger Pole