Chorley CC Beer Festival

Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP has been named as the special guest for the opening night of Chorley Cricket Club’s annual beer festival.

The long-standing Chorley MP, who is also a club member, last year pulled the first #CCCBeerFestival pint and will again have the honours this year.

Kicking off a packed August Bank Holiday weekend will be Chorley Cricket Club XI vs. Palace Shield Representative XI in a 100 ball fixture starting at 6pm. Irish singer Paddy Ryan will also be performing from 9pm.  


Saturday sees Windsor Park play host to Chorley vs. Netherfield in the Northern Premier Cricket League, Connor Banks and Indie Pop duo Adam and Matt having the entertainment honours that evening.

The MCC Northern T20 Festival takes place on Sunday with games taking place at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Two MCC teams along with an Lancashire Cricket Foundation team are all taking part in the round robin format and in the evening, returning for a third year is four-piece pop rock band, The Frequency.

Bank Holiday Monday sees yet more cricket as a Chorley CC XI take on Walton-le-Dale for the Mike Cuffin Memorial Cup. Monday is also drink up day with all festival ale £1 a pint.

A whole host of food outlets will be available on each night plus there’s also a Prosecco and outdoor cocktail bar.

Entry is free and there is a choice of 20 hand pulled cask ales along with six craft ciders.

Organiser Alex Howarth, said: “The #CCCBeerFestival has been a major club event for the past two years and we aim to make 2018 the biggest yet.

“We have some excellent cricket on show along with a vast amount of ales, ciders, Prosecco and cocktails! The beer festival is open to everybody and we all cannot wait for the first pint to be pulled at 6pm!”

For more information stay tuned to @ChorleyCC on Twitter or Chorley Cricket Club on Facebook.

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