The Isle of Wight Disability Cricket team has progressed to the national semi-finals of the Super 9’s National League after winning 6 out of 6 games in the group stages.
As part of the South East group, the Island side have beaten Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxford; Middlesex and Essex, twice, scoring 979 runs and taking 43 wickets in the process.
The team are now gearing up for their trip to Collingham & District Cricket Club in Nottinghamshire for the semis on 11th August. It will be the second semi-final the team have reached in the past 3 years. They are yet to find out who their opponents on the day will be.
Other disabled people are being encouraged to get involved in cricket on the Island. The team train every other Tuesday at Newclose CC, between 18:00-19:30 – minimum age of 8. For more information email [email protected] or call 07866750544.
A Disability Cricket Holiday course for those aged 9-19 is also being held at Newclose CC on 12th and 19th August, from 13:00 until 15:00. The event is free of charge – just bring snacks and a drink. To book contact [email protected].