Table Cricket

Our Table Cricket programme takes place across the UK, with schools taking part in regional heats and culminating in an amazing opportunity to play in a national final at Lord’s, the home of cricket.

Update - For the latest news on table cricket delivery, click here.

Ahead of the return of table cricket please read our 2021 risk assessment checklist here.

What is table cricket?

Table cricket is an adapted version of cricket, played on a table tennis table and specially designed to give young people with a disability the chance to play and compete in the sport we all love.

How does it work?

This is a very strategic game! There are different scoring zones around the table and, just like in regular cricket, fielders have to be carefully positioned to prevent runs or to get the batter out.

Teams of six take it in turn to bowl or bat, with the bowler using a ramp to deliver the ball (either a regular ball that runs true or a weighted one that swings around). The batter scores by hitting the ball into the scoring zones, avoiding the fielders if they can!

How does it help young people?

Alongside the enjoyment of playing the game and competing, table cricket has been shown to develop teamwork and social skills among players. It  also helps coordination and cognitive skills.

The game is played by young people with both learning and physical disabilities. It enables young people to understand tactics, draw the best out of team players and to build a social life.

For the young volunteers involved in coaching and umpiring, table cricket helps to develop self-confidence, leadership skills and enhances their future employment prospects.

Download the ECB Disability Cricket Pathway Booklet

Find out about all the different ways you can get involved in disability cricket. Click here to find out more.

Table Cricket impact in 2020

Click here to view our report on the successes of the programme in the past year.


Staying Active At Home

We have launched an online hub for table cricket participants to help them stay active at home during these unprecedented times.

Greenfields School

Hear for yourself

Case Studies

Our Table Cricket programme has allowed disabled people to compete in a sport that they wouldn't before been able to play.

Table Cricket Impact

Joel Hales-Waller


The Future

We are working closely with our County Cricket Board partners to increase the amount of table-cricket sessions taking place at schools in the UK. We are also working with Sports Leaders UK to develop more young volunteers (many of whom are disabled) to be coaches and umpires.

Our table cricket scoring app is available on Apple iOS and Android devices. We also have a variety of table-cricket resources available.

An introduction to table cricket

How to set up a game of table cricket

The rules of table cricket

View our Guide to Table Cricket

2020 Competition

Unfortunately, we have been forced to take the difficult decision to cancel our regional competition dates for 2020 following a continuous review of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. More information about future table cricket activity will be available in due course.

Table Cricket National Champions

• 2019 – Ralph Thoresby School (Leeds)
• 2018 – Ralph Thoresby School (Leeds)
• 2017 – Wilson Stuart School (Birmingham)
• 2016 – Ralph Thoresby School (Leeds)
• 2015 – Victoria School (Poole)
• 2014 – Victoria School (Poole)
• 2013 – Victoria School (Poole) 
• 2012 – Oakfield High School (Hindley Green)

For more information about table cricket and to find out about how to take part, please email


What else is going on?

Our other programmes

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Find out how you can get involved in Table Cricket and support the work of our programmes

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