Suttoners Cricket Club at Kinson Manor
Conor Burns MP was delighted to visit the Suttoners Cricket Club at Kinson Manor recently to chat to members and see a game.
Conor was invited to the club as a thank you for intervening to stop the Council’s insurers from closing the club down after cricket has been played on the site for 80 years.
The issue arose when a residential neighbour of the Kinson Manor ground complained of a cricket ball landing in their garden. Instead of looking at practical solutions such as netting on the perimeter fences, the council’s insurers said they would not cover the club on the site anymore, forcing the council to tell the club to leave.
A mass petition and intervention from Conor on behalf of the club led to a more sensible solution being reached with high netting put up around the field to ensure cricket balls cannot land in neighbouring gardens.
Commenting Conor said, “It was a pleasure to visit the Suttoners at the Kinson Manor cricket ground.
“The common sense measure of putting nets up prevented the club from closing down and I was delighted to play my part in ensuring the club remains strong at Kinson Manor.
“The club is a backbone of the community in Kinson. They cater for a lot of young people from one of the more challenging parts of Bournemouth as well as adult teams. I wish them every success for the future.”