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Alfie Pyle named Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year

Former Super 1s participant turned coach Alfie Pyle has been named the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year for 2023.

The Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year award, now in its seventh year, showcases the development and contribution of members of the national disability cricket squads.

The award is presented to an individual not just for performances on the pitch, but also work off the field to further develop opportunities and raise awareness of disability cricket.

It’s been a fantastic year for Alfie when, in November, a well-deserved call-up to the England Learning Disability team for their tri-nations series in South Africa saw him become the first Super 1s participant to play for England.

Alfie, who lives with a speech disorder and a learning disability, made a winning start to his England career with the Sussex man contributing 5 not out when batting at 6, as England posted 171-5 off their 20 overs. This proved to be a match winning score for the three lions as they won their first game of the tri-series by 63 runs. 

Off the pitch, Alfie has earned this award for his role within Super 1s, that has seen him move from participant to now role model and coach for young people in Crawley, where he first joined the hub in 2019.

He collected his award at the prestigious Cricket Writers Club Annual Lunch in central London last month.

The award is also being supported by Lord’s Taverners long-term partners and world-class bat makers Woodstock Cricket. As part of this award, Alfie will become a sponsored player of the award-winning manufacturer of high-quality cricket bats and equipment and will visit the Woodstock factory in the coming months to be kitted out for the 2024 season.

You can learn more about Alfie’s story here.

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