As always, It’s been a busy few weeks for the community team as the 2022 cricket season comes to an end around the county.
Firstly, it was great to have the new young leaders in cricket out on the pitch during the home one day cup match v Worcestershire. A group of young people who achieved the ‘young leader in cricket programme’ in 2021, received their certificates out on the pitch in front of a Wantage Road crowd. The certificates were also handed out by Emilio Gay, who got a chance to congratulate the future cricket leaders.
We’ve had a huge day in the community team’s calendar in the last few weeks as the U19’s T20 Cup came to an end with finals day at St Crispin & Ryelands. Overstone Park CC, Burton Latimer Town CC, Kettering Town CC and Stony Stratford CC all took part in a thrilling day of T20 cricket.
The day came to a dramatic end as the final between Overstone Park CC and Stony Stratford CC ended in a tie, leading to a super over to decide a winner. Stony Stratford got over the line to win in the most exciting way and so a huge congratulations to them.
You can read the full match report from the day here.
The County Ground was also host to a fantastic event as the final of the blind cricket cup was played out at Wantage Road. London Metro secured their record 18th cup victory in an exciting match at The County Ground. The full match report as well as more information about blind cricket and how it is played can be found here.
Having the blind cricket cup final at The County Ground contributes to the community team’s focus on increasing accessibility to cricket across any and all forms of disability. There are now several initiatives throughout the county to allow participation in cricket, such as table cricket competitions and the Super 1’s programme which runs every Monday. For more information on accessible cricket in the county please contact email@example.com.
Despite the cricket season coming to an end, there is plenty of activity coming up at Steelbacks in the Community throughout the winter.
The junior indoor leagues is back and bigger than ever with more leagues and more participants than ever before. We will also be running both core and foundation coaching courses throughout the winter to kick start your career in cricket coaching. There will be first aid courses running as well to ensure you are up to date with all the medical demands of the next cricket season.
For more information and to book onto any courses please do click here.
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