Legends of the game play Table Cricket

27th Sep 2016
Legends of the game play Table Cricket

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated, Legendary Wicket-Keepers dinner, the Lord's Taverners invited Rod Marsh, Ian Healy, Farokh Engineer, Bob Taylor, Deryck Murray, Jeffrey Dujon and Jackie Hendriks to the Vale School in Tottenham where the former pro's learnt to play Table Cricket with the school's budding players.

Swapping the cricket field for the table top, it was fantastic to see so many smiles on the faces of the former players whilst learning to play the adaptive form of cricket. It was even better to witness the smiles on the faces of the pupils playing, when the players arrived, and when the games were in full flow.

Speaking to the Lord's Taverners, Deryck Murray said: "It was great to see the kids enjoying themselves, it's a fun concept and I enjoyed it."

On the life skills that Table Cricket helps to provide, Murray added: "Being coordinated and understanding the rules and being involved [in a team environment] keeps them thinking and adapting to situations, so it was great watching them take part and really get excited about it."

"You just want cricket to be promoted as much as possible, so it's great that cricket can be having such a positive impact in an environment like this. Cricket has had an outstanding impact on my life and almost all of my learning from cricket has been through the culture of cricket, sportsmanship and teamwork, [these] are things that can serve you through all of your life recreationally or at international level. It's the basis of my ethics for life."

Stay tuned to the Lord's Taverners on Twitter and Facebook for more Legendary Wicket-Keepers updates ahead of tonight's dinner. For more information on our Table Cricket programme, please click here.

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