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Kent Cricket Disability 2016-17 Academic Year Review

on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in Disability News

Kent Cricket Disability 2016-17 Academic Year Review

With the 2016/17 academic year drawing to a close I thought I’d share few of the many highlights we have enjoyed over the past 10 months, I do hope you enjoyed it much as I have and I look forward to working with you all again in the next academic year.

September 2016

Kent Spitfires VICC finish 2nd in the Brian Johnston Memorial Trophy played over a weekend in Leicester as well the “Spirit of Cricket Award” The Annual Kent Performance Awards took place at The Spitfire Ground with winners from the Disability Squads being;

Learning and Physically Disabled Squads

  • Players Player of the Year - James Nordin
  • Most Improved (Coaches Choice) - Alex Johnson
  • Club Player of the Year (Outstanding contribution to the squad throughout the season) - Andrew Mowatt

Visually Impaired Squads

  • Players Player of the Year - Luke Boulding
  • Most Improved (Coaches Choice) - Harry Lavender
  • Clubman of the Year - Simon Boulding (Team Scorer)

October 2016

  • Bexley compete in the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Championship Finals Day, held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, this time not being able to escape the tough round-robin 1st round.
  • Performance Squad Training commences again for the 2017 season!
  • The much anticipated, Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket programme commences across Kent

November 2016

  • Katie Halford awarded the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Championships (LTDCC) “2016 Spirit of Cricket Award”
  • Sam Alderson awarded the LTDCC “2016 Most Improved Player”
  • Dom Taylor awarded the LTDCC “2016 Coach of the Year”
  • The LTDCC “Bromley HUB” launches at The County Ground, Beckenham on Friday evenings.

December 2016

  • Final Performance squad trials and training sessions

January 2017

  • Disability Inclusion Training course attended by 9 coaches to increase disability participation and delivery across Kent.

February 2017

  • Kent Cricket Lords Taverners Table Cricket Finals at The County Ground, Beckenham.

o Glebe School from West Wickham beating Marjorie McClure School from Chislehurst in the final and progress to South East Regional Finals

  • Kent Reliance Disability Cricket Open Day

o Rapid Fire Games
o Speed Gun
o Batting and Bowling competitions

March 2017

  • Bexley compete in the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Championship East competition at University of East London, SportsDock

April 2017

  • LT Ambassador visit to Bromley College by Kent and England batsman Sam Billings.
  • 27th - Schools Day Out at The Spitfire Ground, an invitation for all schools to attend and watch Kent play in a List A cricket match.
  • 29th - Players Open Day at The Spitfire Ground. No play today but join in plenty of fun and games with the Kent Men and Women first teams and have a chat about the upcoming season.

May 2017

  • The Disability and Visually Impaired squads begin their summer seasons with matches against;

o Disability - Essex, Sussex & Middlesex
o Visually Impaired – London Metro & Berkshire

  • 18th – Glebe School attend and win the London & South East Regional Table Cricket Finals, onwards to the National Finals in June

June 2017

  • 9th – Glebe School attend the National Table Cricket Finals finishing 8th
  • 23rd - Kent Reliance Disability Cricket Festival

o 25 schools and 34 teams
o Over 300 pupils and staff
o Nearly 100 games of cricket

Final Standings


1. Greenfields Community Primary School, Maidstone – Team 1
2. Helen Allison School, Meopham
3. Rowhill School, Longfield


1. Drumbeat School, Brockley, Lewisham
2. The Orchard School, Canterbury
3. Rowhill School, Longfield

HE/FE (16+)

1. East Kent College, Folkestone
2. Marjorie McClure School, Chislehurst, Bromley
3. Riverside School, Orpington, Bromley

In Summary

The 2016/17 cricket year has been our most productive yet providing cricket to over 50 schools, community groups and charities, reaching close to 2000 unique participants, providing an amazing basis to grow on in the future.

This is thanks to all of you for your support throughout the year and hopefully for many years to come.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of disability cricket in Kent please do get in touch.

Kind regards

Dom Taylor

Lord’s Taverners Disability Officer and Community Cricket Officer

Disability Cricket lead for Schools, Lords Taverners Projects, HE/FE, Competitions and Performance Squads

Kent County Cricket Club, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ

01227 473 618

07799 707079


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