A fantastic year for Disability Cricket in Wiltshire in 2021!

Through the support of our partners the  Lord's Taverners and following the employment of our Disability Development Officer, Harry Mattingley, we have been delighted to see huge growth in Disability Cricket in Wiltshire through our Super 1s and Table Cricket programmes.

Having started the year in lockdown and with the challenges presented by Covid-19, we are so pleased to have received such positive reaction to, and engagement with, the programmes we have set up this year.

Super 1s

Super 1s gives young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular, competitive cricket.

By creating community cricket hubs where young people can receive coaching, we give participants the chance to compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport. Super 1s includes a wide variety of fast-paced mini-games associated with Cricket to aid the development of transferable skills such as ball-striking, coordination, communication and many more!

From a starting point of zero earlier this year, we now have 3 hubs fully operational across the county; in Chippenha, Swindon and Salisbury. Here is a summary of some of the impact we have had this year:

For more information on our Super 1s programmes, please contact Harry Mattingley:

Table Cricket

The second programme that we are supported with through the Lord's Taverners is our Table Cricket programme.

Within Wiltshire, Table Cricket is currently a school-based programme where schools receive 6 hours (6x1 hour sessions) of delivery incorporating a variety of activities on batting, bowling and fielding. The sport is a team game, played around a table-tennis table, utilising fine motor skills, operating in an identical way to that of traditional cricket. The programme also includes training for teachers and Activators as well as county wide competition day.

In terms 1 and 2 of this current academic year we have been delighted to deliver the following Table Cricket activity:

If your school would like more information on Table Cricket, please contact Harry Mattingley: