For most people, playing sport is one of those activities we all want to get involved in, whether it’s for leisure or fitness. However, the usual impediments can be put down to lack of time or money but if you are someone with a disability, the challenges can be much more difficult to overcome.
That doesn’t mean you should feel discouraged or completely disregard sport as a whole, but knowing that there are a wide variety of options out there is the exciting thing.
Disability Cricket is a great way to get yourself involved in a sport, it’s fun, active and has many different variations. Of course with Disability Cricket, we want to help aspiring disabled cricketers reach their full potential, but the main thing is It’s also about creating ways for as many members of the disabled community as possible, to have fun and enjoy a social activity and engage with like-minded people! Who knows you may even discover a hidden talent…
Table Cricket – Table Cricket is a variation of cricket that usually takes place on a table tennis sized table and is usually recommended for 5-11-year-olds, however, it is now becoming more popular with over 11s and adults too.
The game was originally designed for young people who have physical or learning disabilities that inhibit them from taking up other forms of cricket.
Adaptive Kwik Cricket – Adaptive Kwik Cricket is another variation of traditional cricket. This version is more flexible as the aim is to create customised games to suit each participant. The game is played in pairs or an adapted version of cricket that is well suited to deaf/visually impaired people, with plastic bats and balls.
Other Forms of Disability Cricket – People with various physical abilities and severe disabilities usually partake in Wheelchair Cricket or Walking Cricket as they are tailored to their specific needs.
Clock Cricket – This particular variation has been designed for the older, less mobile people and would be commonly played in care homes. All players would sit around in a circle, using a bat and spade and face 8 sponge balls to determine the winner.
If any of these sports sound appealing to you, then why not get involved today. No matter your fitness levels, it’s a great way to stay active, have fun and start a new hobby!
For more information about Disability Cricket, read the full guide here!
To start your search, the official advice is that you should email firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively contact your local County Cricket Board and they will be able to assist you.