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.

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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].

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