Solihull Police Reward Cricketer’s Successful Appeal


Cricket Club Benefits from Police Fund

It has been a winter to forget for cricket fans following a dismal whitewash in the Ashes and defeat to a part-time Netherlands team in the Word Twenty20 competition, but officers from Solihull Police are hopeful they can give a much needed boost to local cricket.


Solihull’s Old Edwardians Cricket Club has become the latest community group to benefit from a police fund which has seen over £1 million ploughed back into communities across the force.


Officers from the Olton and Silhill neighbourhood policing team were delighted to hand over £850 to the Streetsbrook Road club, which has been used to purchase new practise nets for the club’s youth teams.


Commenting on the donation, Sergeant Paul O’Reilly, said: “It is a pleasure for officers to be able to help out a club that is so steeped in local history, hopefully this will continue for another 120 years!


“We’re hoping that practise will make perfect for the young cricketers and their upcoming season is a successful one. But win or lose we’re confident that the club’s under 13, 14 and 15 teams will be great ambassadors for our community.”


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