May Ability Cricket News

It's all go for our ability sides as we venture into June!

Ability Cricket Update

VI Cricket

Staffordshire Wolves Visual Impaired team have had 2 home fixtures in May in the Blind Cricket England & Wales (BCEW) Regional League, winning against Herefordshire and then coming second best against a very strong Herefordshire team.  Saturday 9th June sees the Wolves travel for the return fixture v Herefordshire.

Outdoor training sessions are taking place at Wolverhampton CC in preparation for the League fixtures - new players are always very welcome.  We have the Beacon Centre for The Blind coming for a taster session on Tuesday 26th June, 4-6pm, also at Wolverhampton CC.

ECB Super9s

Staffordshire Ability Team have also had 2 fixtures in May, losing away v Derbyshire at Darley Abbey CC and winning v Yorkshire at Swynnerton Park CC, 2 exciting games played with enthusiasm by all the players, Sarkib Din recording his first 50 of the season at this level.

Sunday 11th June will see the team travelling to Manchester for an away fixture v Lancashire, followed by the return fixture v Derbyshire at Moddershall CC, both 1pm start.

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.

Lichfield CC is the venue every other Thursday evening, 7th and 21st June, and every other Sunday afternoon at The Way, Wolverhampton, 3rd and 17th June - 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.


Walking Cricket

Clayton Sports Centre, Newcastle, Mondays 6-7.30pm and Alleynes Leisure Centre, Stone, Wednesdays 5.30-7pm are venues where the action takes place; 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.

 Coaching in Schools

May has seen children at Marshlands, Watermill, Blackfriars, Abbey Hill, Meadows, Coppice, Green Park, Penn Fields and Westcroft Special Schools benefitting from coaching in curriculum time, new special schools for June include Walton Hall, Two Rivers, Cedars and Rugeley building up to schools competitions later in June

Contact our Disability Cricket Officer, Steve Lightfoot for more information, 07789 265618 or

Posted on Thursday 31st May 2018, in Latest News