Supported by The Essex Cricket Foundation, Essex County Cricket Board are set to launch a Wheelchair format of the game at Frenford Clubs, Ilford.
Wheelchair Cricket provides an opportunity for wheelchair players to adopt and play a format specifically designed for them and is played indoors. It has been designed to be a fast and exciting game and allows people of all ages and both sexes to take part. The game involves the basic principles and skill of traditional cricket, with a difference! All players bat and bowl for an equal amount of overs which means everyone gets to play their part and every player is guaranteed involvement, no more fielding on the boundary! This game can also be played in pairs and adapted to suit the player’s needs.
Essex Cricket has been working with the ECB and other partners in the last few months to develop the format and is now ready to be taken into the local community.
The aim is to have several clubs running across Essex, beginning with Frenford Clubs at Ilford. These will then tie in with other clubs being set up across the area to feed into a national pathway.
Taster sessions have been set up on: Tuesday 9th August 7:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 20th August 10:00am-12:00pm & Wednesday 24th August 11:00am-1:00pm.
At Frenford Clubs, The drive, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3PS.