Buxted Park named as champions of Disability Cricket

Buxted Park CC has become one of about 100 cricket clubs around the country to become a Disability Cricket Champion Club.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 3:00 pm
Cricket is for all at Buxted Park CC / Picture: Ron Hill

Buxted Park CC has become one of about 100 cricket clubs around the country to become a Disability Cricket Champion Club.

The initiative is designed to help clubs create time and space for members of their community with different needs to enjoy cricket.

Paul Francis of Sussex Cricket, who used to be chairman of Buxted, with help from Buxted’s Ric Haynes, runs the disability sessions at the club every Wednesday afternoon, from 4.30pm.

Around 15 people from local disability groups attended the one-hour sessions.

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.

Cricket clubs are not just the cornerstone of the game, but they also play a key role in their communities.

All clubs strive to ensure their doors are open to everyone: young or old; men and women, girls and boys; playing or watching. There is a role and a team for everybody at their local cricket club.

However, there is sometimes a need to offer additional provision to ensure everyone is included.