Ability Cricket News

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Visual Impairment Cricket


Indoor training sessions start at Wolverhampton University, City Sports Centre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, on Sunday 19th January 2020, 2-4pm.


Visual Impairment cricket


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The Ability Cricket representative squad’s indoor training takes places on Sunday afternoons at Clayton Sports Centre 2.30-4.30pm on a fortnightly basis, starting 12th January.  New players are always very welcome.  Stop Press – Kieron McKinney will be training with the full England LD squad over the Winter period at Shrewsbury School – well done Kieron.


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Table Cricket


Through investment from the Lords Taverners, we now have an extensive coaching programme for developing Table Cricket which will lead to 4 local competitions across the county before February 2020 half-term, 2 schools will then represent Staffordshire at the Regional Finals at Edgbaston with the Table Cricket finals being hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

To date we have delivered coaching in 18 special schools across the county with more delivery scheduled in January/February in different special schools leading to our county competitions.


Table cricket



Walking Cricket


The 2nd Staffordshire Walking Cricket Festival took place at Fenton Manor Sports Centre, 10am-2pm on Tuesday 10th December with 9 teams taking part, a really great event with Hucknall A from Nottingham being the eventual winners.


Walking cricket


As the name suggests the game is played at walking place and as well as delivering cricketing skills to players who may not have played for a while, or to new players, the format provides an exciting way to keeping active and fit.  Aimed at people over the age of 50, the game also is able to provide an opportunity for people to socialise and get involved in a very interesting format of the game.

We have 6 established Walking Cricket groups so plenty of opportunities to get involved.


Day Time Venue Address
Monday 6.00-7.30pm Newcastle Academy School Gallowstree Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2QS
Wednesday 5.30-7.00pm Alleynes Sports Centre Oulton Rd, Stone ST15 8DR
Wednesday 2.00-4.00pm Sneyd Community Centre Vernon Way, Walsall WS3 2PA
Thursday 3.30-5.00pm Burntwood Leisure Centre High Street, Burntwood WS7 3XH
Friday 1.00-3.00pm Bloxwich Active Living High Street, Walsall WS3 2DA
Thursday 12.30-2.30pm Chase Leisure Centre Stafford Road, Cannock WS11 4AL


For more information please contact:

Steve Lightfoot
Disability Cricket Officer
07789 265618