EAST Bierley Cricket Club has won a real ale award, being named the Heavy Woollen Club of the Season for Autumn 2019 by the local Camra branch.

It was the number of handpulls, in addition to the promotion of their real ales, that helped the Club, which was founded in 1865, win the latest award.

Paul Dixey, Heavy Woollen Camra branch secretary said: "What caught our eye the first time we visited here was not just that they have three handpulls on the bar but that they also have prominent displays promoting their real ales.

"Tetley Bitter is their regular offering, served from a pump with the classic Tetley huntsman pump handle, while the two quickly rotating guest beers are chosen mainly by the regulars, choosing from both Carlsberg’s extensive guest list and also from local small breweries.

"Club steward, Andrew Preston is proud of the quality of his beers and recently was judged with full marks from Cask Marque, an organisation which makes unannounced judging visits to pubs and clubs nationally."