Soft Ball Cricket
With sport being a useful tool for improving personal, social, physical and mental skills, Wiltshire Cricket are proud to offer an SEN-specific cricket offer to schools across the county.
The offer encourages Primary and Secondary aged pupils to take part in cricket activity and develop a wide variety of skill sets that are both sport specific (e.g. catching) and life relevant (e.g. leadership).
Each school is given the opportunity to take part in a minimum of 6 FREE curriculum sessions, which can be delivered both inside or outside, at all times of the year, by a qualified ECB Cricket Coach.
The schools that participated in 2017/18 were:
- Exeter House School - Salisbury
- Larkrise School - Trowbridge
- Rowdeford School - Rowde, Devizes
- Fairfield Farm College - Westbury
- St Nicholas - Chippenham
- Wansdyke Community Primary School - Devizes
- Eldene Primary Primary - Swindon
- Westlea Primary Primary - Swindon
- Crowdy's School - Swindon
- Uplands School - Swindon
- Wilton and Barford Primary - Salisbury
- Amesbury Archer Primary - Amesbury
- Christ the King Primary - Amesbury
- Studley Green Primary - Trowbridge
- Winsley Primary - Winsley
- Marlborough St Mary's - Marlborough
For more information about SEN/Disability Soft Ball Cricket, please contact email@example.com
Table Cricket was introduced to Wiltshire Cricket's disability offer in November 2017 and offers children/adolescents of all abilities, many opportunities for physical, personal, sporting, numerical and perceptual development, as well as providing "competitive opportunities for those who do not normally have access to them" (Lords Taverners, 2017).
Run in association with The Lords Taverners, the program consists of a minimum of 4 curriculum coaching sessions which lead up to a County Competition during February.
Unlike the soft ball cricket offer, this table cricket program has an established competition pathway, which includes a county finals days, a regional finals days and a national final, which takes place at Lords prior to the school summer holidays.
To read the county final press report, please follow this link: The Lords Taverners - Table Cricket.
For an example of what Table Cricket looks like, please follow the following links:
For more information about Table Cricket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out how you can get involved with disability cricket in schools please get in touch with Sam at Wiltshire Cricket.
School Games 2016
In 2016, Wiltshire Cricket teamed up with our County Sports Partnership, WASP, to run a cricket festival as part of the annual school games. This cricket festival was for SEN Schools and Resource Bases, offering children the experience of a fast and fun game.
Click here for the SEN Cricket Festival 2015 Report
Plans for the Future
The disability program has been a great success in recent years and Wiltshire Cricket hope to build upon this great foundation in the coming years by encouraging more schools to take part as well as other organisations such as day-care centres.
It is also hoped that SEN/Disability Cricket Festivals will restart in 2018 and inspire a new cohort of individuals to take up cricket on a more regular basis!