Ability Cricket News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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:
Disability Cricket Officer