Cricket is an inclusive sport by its nature; a sport that many people play, follow and have a passion for, for life. Across England and Wales, the ECB wish to support cricket clubs to open their gates and deliver cricket opportunities for those with disabilities. The Disability Cricket Champion Club Programme will support cricket clubs through guidance, resource and equipment, enabling them to welcome individuals with additional needs and varying abilities to support them to play, follow, officiate and volunteer. Creating a truly equitable club game and providing fantastic new opportunities for cricketers and for the Champion Clubs. Read more information here, or contact Alex Hughes.
ECB Champion Club video (on Facebook)
This is the elite disability squad which play in the highest level of county cricket, D40 games are hardball 40 overs aside and have all the same laws and regulations as a mainstream county game of cricket with power plays and 30 yard fielding circle. There are two squads representing Middlesex in the D40, the First XI coming second in the D40 Division One and the Second XI also finished as runners up, in the D40 Division Two South. The coaches for the 2021 season were Michael Wilson and Alex Hughes.
This squad is an entry level 30 overs aside game, played with an incrediball, and is a 9-a-side competition. The boundary is 45 yards and there are no restrictions for fielding. There are 4 regional leagues and the winner of each goes through to the county finals in an attempt to be crowned regional champions. The coaches for the 2021 season were Mikey Thompson and Quinten Benningfield.
For information on all of the squads and any further details please contact Alex Hughes.
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The Super 1s Cricket programme gives young people aged 12-25 with both physical and learning disabilities the chance to come together to regularly play cricket and the chance to play in both county and regional competitions. Middlesex Cricket runs eleven community hubs across the county where we give participants the chance to compete against peers and enjoy the benefits of sport and an active lifestyle. Super 1s provides these opportunities and helps young people to improve their physical and mental well-being while making friends and engaging with positive role models.
Hubs are currently running in Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea/ Hammersmith and Fulham, Richmond, Islington, and Tower Hamlets. There is also a ‘Super Hub’ that runs at the Middlesex Cricket Indoor School, Finchley.
For more information, and to find out how to join one of our Hubs, please email [email protected].
2021 saw the first edition of the DPL, with hopes to expand the competition in the coming seasons. There are four squads, which are made up of players from the England National Physical Disability, Learning Disability, and Deaf squads, as well as those players who have been in the Lions set up for those impairment groups. Those players are joined by the best performing players in the domestic competitions to provide opportunity for those players to test themselves against the best in the country.
ECB Disability Premier League video (on Facebook)