KNUTSFORD Rugby Club are celebrating their 20th anniversary.

A whole host of events are planned between now and next June, including the 20th anniversary match in March 2024.

Coming soon are a ladies night (October 13), darts night (October 20) and supper club in November.

Knutsford Guardian:

More details about what’s on and when, plus links to buying tickets, are available HERE.

Topical due to the 2023 tournament being in full flow in France, club chiefs have revealed how the Rugby World Club played its part in Knutsford Rugby Club becoming established.

A club statement reads: “Little did we know that 20 years ago when Johnny Wilkinson kicked for glory to lift the 2023 World Cup, he wasn’t just making history for English Rugby, but for Knutsford too.

“In the moments after the Webb Ellis Trophy was lifted and that iconic image of Martin Johnson was captured, our very own Sir Colin Hurrell asked the question why a town as rich in culture and heritage such as Knutsford didn’t have its own rugby club?

“So he set off searching the local watering holes and managed to gather some 15 men, a mixture of retired pro’s and some totally new to the game of rugby and Knutsford Rugby Club was born.

“In March 2004 the inaugural match was played versus Northwich and Sir Colin’s vision was realised in glorious fashion. From there the only way was up.

“Joining the official league structure in September 2004, Knutsford grew to three senior teams, an ever thriving junior and mini’s systems encouraging thousands of children to wear the blue Knutsford shirts. We have even gathered some international alumni in our short history.”


Knutsford fc start their Cheshire FA Amateur Cup campaign at home against Moreton on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.

They go into the contest on the back of a 1-1 home draw with FC St Helens Reserves at the weekend.

Reds were disappointed they did not make more of the many chances they created in the Cheshire League One clash.

Knutsford continue to hold second place in the table.


Mobberley C moved to the top of the Knutsford and District Snooker League table with a 5-2 victory over Wilmslow Cons B early in the week.

Amazingly, Wilmslow Cons B actually won the aggregate point despite only winning one frame.

Their only frame winner Ralph Robertson’s 106-point frame score saw him become only the seventh player in league history to achieve this rarest of feats.

Later in the week Mobberley C were joined at the top on 15 points by new boys Heald Green, who continued their fine start with a 4-3 win against Morley Green.

Mere A sit just one point behind after a 5-2 victory at home to Tatton B.

Champions Tatton A defeated Mere B with Pete Blain continuing his good form with a 101-point frame score.

Tatton C beat Mobberley A 5-2 despite 111 points from Bruce Tulley in his frame.

Shaw Heath defeated Wilmslow Cons A despite a 31 break from Wilmslow’s Mike Sullivan.

Results: Mobberley C 5 Wilmslow Cons B 2, Mere A 5 Tatton B 2, Mobberley A 2 Tatton C 5, Morley Green 3 Heald Green 4, Tatton A 4 Mere B 3, Wilmslow Cons A 2 Shaw Heath 5.