Young people (<25) with disabilities are often the least likely to have access to, or participate in, sport of any kind. Table Cricket provides the opportunity to play in a competitive game of cricket. The emphasis is on teamwork and sportsmanship in an informal and enjoyable environment.
In addition to the obvious health benefits, participation in sport can be life-changing for young people, playing a major role in personal development and social integration. It has been found to improve self-confidence and motivation, expand life skills and independence, enhance communication and social skills, build lasting friendships, and bring families together.
The game is played on a table tennis table. Side panels and sliding fielders are places around the table to create an arena, a small ball and ramp are used to bowl, and a wooden bat enables players to score runs, simulating a game of cricket.
Full instructions of how to play table cricket can be found following the link to the Lord's Taverners website below along with scoresheets available to download.
There is also a registration form that must be printed out, completed and handed to Kent Cricket upon arrival at the finals. This includes permissions to photograph students during the competition.
How to Play Table Cricket- Lord's Taverners website
Registration Form- Download
The Lord’s Taverners in partnership with the ECB and the County Cricket Boards, will be embarking on a three-year Pan Disability Table Cricket Development Programme with a focus on providing:
- Schools and community groups the opportunity to access quality coaching and training sessions.
- A range of more local competitive opportunities which will feed into a more formal competitive structure.
- Simplified rules and classification process.
- Access to affordable high quality table cricket equipment