Norfolk youngsters compete in Table Cricket competition
On Tuesday the Norman Centre in Norwich played host to twelve Table Cricket teams from ten schools from across Norfolk. With six tables in action throughout the tournament, it was a fun-filled day with all twelve teams displaying excellent batting, bowling, fielding and captaining skills.
County competitions such as this feed into the larger regional Table Cricket competition, with the eventual Lord's Taverners National Table Cricket Finals taking place at Lord's Cricket Ground on 9 June. With competitive games between the teams, and beaming smiles on show, Clare School came out on top on the day. Their awards were presented by Lord's Taverners Norfolk Regional Chairman - Gary Towers.
Henry Hazlewood, Head of Cricket Programmes at the Lord's Taverners said: "It is so exciting to see such a big tournament taking place in a county in which Table Cricket is a relatively new sport for these young people."
Table Cricket provides the opportunity to play in a competitive game of cricket, with the emphasis 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.
We look forward to more competitions taking place throughout the UK this year, culminating in a fantastic day at the home of cricket.