Young people with disabilities are often the least likely to have access to, or participate in, sport of any kind. Table Cricket provides the opportunity to play in a competitive game of cricket. The emphasis is on teamwork and sportsmanship in an informal and enjoyable environment.
In addition to the obvious health benefits, participation in sport can be life-changing for young people, playing a major role in personal development and social integration. It has been found to improve self-confidence and motivation, expand life skills and independence, enhance communication and social skills, build lasting friendships, and bring families together.
The game is played on a table tennis table. Side panels and sliding fielders are places around the table to create an arena, a small ball and ramp are used to bowl, and a wooden bat enables players to score runs, simulating a game of cricket.
National Table Cricket Finals
Nursery Pavilion, Lord's Cricket Ground - 24 June
The Lord’s Taverners in partnership with the ECB and the County Cricket Boards, will be embarking on a three year Pan Disability Table Cricket Development Programme with a focus on providing:
• Schools and community groups the opportunity to access quality coaching and training sessions.
• A range of more local competitive opportunities which will feed into a more formal competitive structure.
• Simplified rules and classification process.
• Access to affordable high quality table cricket equipment.
Table Cricket resources:
For more details about the programme please contact Ana Hickey on 020 7025 0033, or email her.