Kenrick & Jefferson Cricket team, 1936, taken at Salisbury Road playing fields. K&J Directors were keen on providing a sports ground to help their employees be happy and fit. In 1935 they presented a cheque for £500 to make a Sports Pavilion at the recreation ground. It had ladies and gents changing rooms, showers, a large kitchen, a bowls room and a maple floor for ballroom dancing. There was a choice of football, hockey, cricket, putting, netball, a crown bowling green (said to be the best in the Midlands), hard court tennis, table tennis, billiards, snooker and a library. Courtesy of Ivan Walker.
Kenrick and Jefferson football team, 1933. In 1931-32, the team were finalists in the McKechnie Cup and winners of the Oldbury Charity Cup and Johnie Walker Shield. In 1932-33 they were League Chmapions of Birmingham Works league Division 8, and won the Cadbury Shield, Prudential Cup and Vincent Jones Cup. In 1934 they won the Palethorpe Memorial Ball, defeating William Cooper & Sons 3-0 in a match played at the Hawthorns. The team remained consistently successful until the outbreak of the Second World War dispersed the team throughout the Armed Forces. Courtesy of Ivan Walker.