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— 8 July 2014

Yorkshire County Cricket Club coach Jason “Dizzy” Gillespie will bowl sport and beer fans over as he helps mark Black Sheep Brewery’s third year of sponsorship of the Club.

  • “An Evening With Dizzy”, on Wednesday, July 16, takes place at East of Arcadia, 607 Meanwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 4HQ and celebrates the ongoing relationship between two legends of Yorkshire.

    The 39-year-old former Australia international played for Yorkshire from 2006 to 2007 and returned to the county as first team coach in November 2011.

    The evening will also feature a beer tasting session led by Black Sheep Brewery’s Master Brewer, Phil Douglas, who will give an insight into the ingredients and processes which go into making some of the UK’s best loved beers.

    Members of the public are being urged to submit a question on social media, to Black Sheep Brewery on Twitter or Facebook, using #AskDizzy . Dizzy’s choice of best question of the night will see the person who made the submission win a prize.*

  • Rob Theakston, Managing Director of Black Sheep Brewery, said: “Dizzy was known around the world as a true cricket legend, and we are very excited to be working with him in support of East of Arcadia, an important customer, for what promises to be a special fan evening.”

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club coach Jason Gillespie said: “Having a few beers while watching the cricket is a great way to spend the day and it is great to have Black Sheep on board with Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I am looking forward to a great night, meeting the fans and also getting a chance to learn about its beers from Master Brewer Phil.”

    Rhian Aitken, manager of East of Arcadia, which is run by Market Town Taverns, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Dizzy to East of Arcadia for an evening of Black Sheep fun! Given our location close to Headingley, a lot of customers are cricket fans, so to host the evening along with Phil Douglas and the Black Sheep beer selection he crafts, the tavern staff and regulars are really excited.”

    The event, which starts at 7.30pm, is free, so people are urged to get to East of Arcadia early to avoid disappointment.

    *Questions using the #askdizzy hashtag must be submitted by noon on July 16th.