Ability Cricket Update
Staffordshire Wolves Visual Impaired team lost their one fixture in May in the Blind Cricket England & Wales (BCEW) Regional League, away against Derbyshire, June sees 2 home fixtures v Herefordshire on Sunday 2nd and Worcestershire on Sunday 23rd June, both at Wolverhampton CC.
An outdoor training session will take place at Wolverhampton CC on Sunday 9th June, 2.30-4.30pm in preparation for the League fixtures – new players are always very welcome.
Staffordshire Ability team also lost their one fixture in May, losing away v Yorkshire at Ossett CC by 2 wickets, a very exciting game which could easily have gone our way.
June is a very busy month with 3 home matches, Sunday 2nd at Betley CC v Cheshire, Sunday 9th at Kidsgrove v Lancashire and Sunday 30th at Fenton CC v Yorkshire.
Outdoor training has started at Newcastle & Hartshill CC on Saturday mornings, 9.30-11.00am on a fortnightly basis.
Ability Cricket Groups
Sessions have already started at Moddershall CC with the guys from Club 101 and Staffordshire Ventures on Thursday afternoons, 1.00-2.30pm every week, and at Brewood CC, Fridays, 10-11.30am with adults from Rockspur.
Lichfield CC is the venue every other Thursday evening, 6th and 20th June, and every other Sunday afternoon at The Way, Wolverhampton, 2nd, 16th and 30th – all groups run through the Summer.
You would be very welcome to come along and have a go, meet new people and make friends in a safe, fun environment.
Tuesday 14th May saw teams from Penn Hall and Rugeley Special Schools represent Staffordshire in the Lord’s Taverners Regional Finals at Edgbaston, Penn Hall finished 3rd and Rugeley 5th – great effort from all the players. Pictured below, the team from Penn Hall with their county shield as 2019 Staffordshire Champions.
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 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.
In addition to the regular weekly Walking Cricket sessions, there have been some friendlies over Whit week with the group from Bloxwich travelling to take on the group based at Burntwood Leisure Centre, and the Newcastle WC Group travelling to the group based at Chase Leisure Centre.
Coaching in Schools
May has seen children at Marshlands, Watermill, Blackfriars, Coppice, Green Park, Penn Fields, Westcroft, Old Hall, Oakwood and Jane Lane Special Schools benefiting from coaching in curriculum time, building up to school competitions later in June and July.
Disability Cricket Officer