CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD!
CAMRA representatives for Tyneside and Northumberland have praised Newcastle Cricket Club’s commitment to building a club which is at the heart of the community – and voted us the Club of the Year for the second year running.
Chair of the Bar Committee Peter Woodley invited the dream team of new Club Steward Tony Thompson and “semi-retired” Allan Knaggs to collect the award from CAMRA chairman Ian Lee.
There was also a special certificate for retiring Bar Committee Chairman Rob Creswick. As well as founding the five-day Real Ale Festival, he’s raised more than £4000 with sponsored walks, and also more than £20000 in business sponsorship – both for refurbishment of the Bar, Function Room and terrace.
The award follows two national Club Awards presented in 2012 and 2013.