Ability Cricket Update
Visual Impairment Cricket
Indoor training sessions are underway at Wolverhampton University, City Sports Centre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, the last session before Xmas will be Sunday 3th December, 2-4pm.
Training re-starts on Sunday 14th January 2018 and runs fortnightly through until the end of March, come along and give it a go!
Sessions are running fortnightly on alternate Thursday evenings 5-6.30pm at King Edwards Leisure Centre, Lichfield, loads of fun, loads of cricket!
The Ability Cricket representative squad are training indoors at Newcastle College Sports Centre on alternate Sunday mornings 10-11.30am. The last session before Xmas will be on December 17th.
Players Sarkib Din and Kieron McKinney are training with the England Disability Lions squad at Derbyshire County Cricket Indoor School. Players are asked to commit themselves to a challenging programme of cricket skills, strength and conditioning, nutrition and lifestyle advice and education over the period that they are in the programme. Well done guys!
Ethan Hughes, Ryan Barker and Sarkib were in the top 15 ECB Super9s batting averages for 2017, with Sarkib, Paul Manning, Kieron, Alfie Crane and Ben Hancock making the list of top 15 bowlers last season – great effort from everyone.
Through investment from the Lord Taverners, we now have an extensive coaching programme for developing Table Cricket which will lead to local competitions across the county before February 2018 half-term.
2 schools will represent Staffordshire at the Quarter Final stage to be held at Edgbaston with the Table Cricket finals being hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Watch this space for monthly updates.
Walking Cricket gives the opportunity for people to play a format of the game that may be seen as more accessible than other current formats.
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 for new players. The format provides an exciting way to keeping active and fit.
Aimed at people over the age of 55, the game also is able to provide an opportunity for people to socialise and get involved in a very interesting format of the game.
Groups have been established at Excel Academy, Sneyd Green on Monday evenings 6-7.30pm and Alleynes Sports Centre, Stone on Wednesday evenings 5.30-7pm, get involved!