The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s Hubs are a weekly programme of cricket activity (in non-covid times at least), for young people with limiting physical or learning disabilities and is delivered by Kent Cricket in partnership with Lord’s Taverners.
The first session of the new year saw special guests Alex Blake and ‘local-lad’ Ollie Robinson give the Bexley Hub players a great insight into the life of a professional cricketer and passing on some inspiring tips about all aspects of the game.
The Bexley Super 1s Hub would normally train each Monday evening and this enthusiastic bunch of players, who have represented their borough in a number of Finals Days played in the MCC Academy at Lord’s, have understandably been missing the camaraderie and enjoyment of their regular sessions. Step forward the emergence of group video calls, something which the players have embraced in place of their usual active slot since November.
Themes during this time have included Famous Catches, Soaring Sixes, Blistering Bowling and Wicked Wicket-keeping, with discussion aided by video clips uncovered on-line by the participants.
The Bexley Hub looks forward to getting back onto the pitch at the earliest safe opportunity but in the meantime the chance of getting together like this continues to entertain.