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Shropshire Cricket Squad wants to increase its Score!

Added: 3 July 2013

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Disability cricket forms a major part of Shropshire Cricket Boards (SCBs) Improvement Planning Process and as such, it is being looked at with the view of expansion in clubs offering cricket and provision for this.

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Currently, there are 3 focus clubs in the county who offer competitive cricket for players with a physical disabilities and learning difficulties (Shrewsbury, St. Georges and Oswestry). Further work is being carried out to identify clubs who may also be able to offer new opportunities.
 
The Board also aims to gather information about the need for specific coaching and competition for Visually and Hearing Impaired cricketers, with a view to providing future opportunities. It’s clear to the SCB that Disability cricket is a thriving area.
 
The teams have an open age group, players can start from the age of ten years old and there is no upper age limit. They play both hard and soft-ball cricket focusing on ability rather than disability - a form of cricket will always be found that suits the individual’s abilities and needs!    
 
The England Manager for the Physical Disability Cricket Team, Neil Bradshaw, has been reported as saying county numbers are dropping, but now there are a number of local teams being set up and new players are being sought out and encouraged to sign up. The current squad has 11 members and each squad can accommodate 16, so they have room for you if you want to find out more or pass this on to someone else who may be interested!
 
Contact either Paula Pugh (Manager of the Shropshire Disability Squad - Picture 3) or Jonathan Caldecott (Shropshire Disability Squad Coach – Picture 5) using the information below:
 
Shropshire Cricket Board, Wrekin College, Wellington, TF1 3BH.
 
Phone - Jonathan (07748 984020) or Paula (01952 265676) 
 
Email - paula.pugh@shropshirecricketboard.co.uk or shrop.board@btconnect.com
 
Website - www.shropshirecricketboard.co.uk/disability-cricket/