Berkshire’s first Super 1s Festival

In an incredible showcase of disability cricket, Berkshire Cricket Foundation hosted their first Super 1s festival at Holyport Cricket Club. 


The Foundation and Holyport Cricket Club joined forces on 4 June to host the festival which brought together two Holyport teams, Falkland, and a team from the East Reading hub, alongside Buckinghamshire and Valley End Rascals from Surrey. There more than 70 young people with a disability showcasing their cricketing skills throughout the day and it was a great opportunity for participants to socialise with their peers, an opportunity they may not have had without Super 1s. 

“It was a brilliant day and we were blessed with the weather, I didn’t know how it was going to turn out but I went home with a real buzz. The feedback was amazing, they all loved it” - Holyport Cricket Club Lead, Tristan. 



Participants were joined by a special guest during the lunch break. Former Prime Minister, current local MP and big cricket fan, Theresa May, shared the occasion and took time to meet and take photographs with participants and their families, leaving them with a life-long memory. 

As the day continued, there was an exciting third place playoff followed by the much-anticipated final between Valley End and the East Reading hub. Valley End chose to bat first in the final and delivered a remarkable performance, scoring 258 runs. The East Reading hub chased the target, requiring 30 runs from the final four overs to win. With a few sixes in the last over, the East Reading hub took the trophy!


"This festival was a wonderful way to reach out across our community to get more people involved, all participants demonstrated that living with a disability does not in any way hold you back from getting involved in sport”. 

If you’d like to get involved with Super 1s in Berkshire, please click here.

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