Howzat for cheer at St Annes Cricket Club’s Beer and Gin Festival?

St Annes CC chairman John Cotton
St Annes CC chairman John Cotton

There is no need to be stumped for cheer this Bank Holiday weekend as St Annes Cricket Club stages its seventh annual Beer and Gin Festival.

The event, extended to five days last year, starts on Thursday, May 23 at 4pm and will feature some 25 different beers and ciders along with more than 100 gins.

There is also live music tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday every day will feature the Play Your Cards Right game. while Live music will feature on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and everyone is welcome.

Tonight, when the club is open until 11.30pm, features a free sports quiz and prize, while tomorrow the opening hours are 4pm to might night and the Joe Publix Band will perform live.

On Saturday, the festivities run from noon to might and the live music will come from singer Paul Connell.

On Sunday, soul, pop and funk vocalist Louise Spiteri will sing live and the club, accessed from Vernon Road and Highbury Road, will be open from noon to 11pm, with the same hours applying on Bank Holiday Monday.

Admission is free throughout and everyone is welcome.

Club chairman John Cotton said: “The Beer and Gin Festival has grown year on year and has become a major event for both locals and visitors.

“We have expanded our gin range to over 100 different gins to satisfy peoples demands for this popular drink.

“We have entertainment on every day plus cricket over the weekend, so we hope that people come down to the club and yet again enjoy a fantastic free event.

“Everybody is welcome and there is plenty of space for families to enjoy themselves.”

Further details regarding the Festival are available from the club on (01253) 721849 or at