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K&D wins Solihull CAMRA Club of the Year Award 2017

4 months ago By Adam Harrison

Knowle & Dorridge Cricket celebrated on Wednesday 16th August winning the Solihull CAMRA Club of the Year Award 2017.

The club wins the award for the second year in a row and a presentation was made at Station Road, Dorridge. Club and local CAMRA member’s celebrated the night with some fine real ales, which helped clinch the award.

Jon Knibb, K&D Membership Chairman, stated:
“This is a great achievement for our club, against some strong competition in the local area. The club prides it ourselves on the variety and quality of the ales that we serve and are proud to receive this recognition. CAMRA members are welcome to drink at the club and this award is testament to the hard work of our staff and members.”

Carl Wright, Chairman of Solihull and District CAMRA branch, explained:
“In winning this award, Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club has succeeded in beating the opposition for the second year running.

“We know that the popularity of the Club is not due to the efforts of one person, but due to the hard work of the bar staff, cellar manager, and the committee, and their high standards show in the quality and variety of the real ales always on offer.

“It is always a pleasure to visit and the welcome extended to the CAMRA members here today is typical of the Club’s hospitality. Solihull CAMRA wishes K&D another successful year in all their enterprises.”

This award highlights the great value of becoming a K&D club member. Anyone with questions about membership should call Jon Knibb on 07818 011298 or send an email: jpknibb@gmail.com

About Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club
Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club was formed in 1896 and are one of the foremost cricket clubs in the Midlands. The club is situated between the ‘villages’ of Knowle and Dorridge on Station Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands, and the second ground is situated on Lugtrout Lane, Solihull.

The club currently run 4 teams on Saturdays and 1 team on Sundays and has one of the strongest junior sections in the area In 2017, K&D are running junior teams at under U9s x 3, U10s x 2, U11s x 3, U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s x 2, U17s and U19s. K&D are also running U11s and U13s girl’s teams.

The club has a strong community presence, with the club being open all year round and is open to new and existing members. Over the next 3 years, club priorities are on increasing adult participation, community engagement, junior development and improved infrastructure.

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Updated 08:23 - 18 Aug 2017 by Adam Harrison

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