Disability Cricket County Fixture Programme Underway

Friday 12th May 2023

The 2023 Disability Cricket county fixture programme finally got underway this week, as the Kent Learning and Physical Disability Squad (LDPD) squad played Middlesex.

After two consecutive rained off weeks for the Kent Visually Impaired (VI) squad, the LDPD squad played in the sunshine at host club Southfleet CC. On Sunday 7th May, Kent captain Ben Cox won the toss and elected to field first. With a slow outfield, runs were not easy to come by and only two Middlesex players were able to compile a score of over 25.

The pick of the Kent bowlers was Darren Lockley, with 2-16 from his 6 overs and Johnny Woodhouse made his long awaited return to the squad, taking 1-15 from his 6 overs. Captain Cox chipped in behind the stumps with two fine catches and a stumping, and Ben Agar (making his Kent debut) rounded off a fine fielding performance with a direct hit for a run out, as Middlesex closed on 148-7 from 30 overs.

Middlesex proved to be a strong opposition with a well balanced, strong bowling attack. A mixture of fine, accurate bowling throughout, meant Kent found it tricky to get going and were bowled out for just 21 runs.

The LDPD squad are hopeful for a change in fortune on Sunday 21st May, taking the ferry crossing for their next fixture against the Isle of Wight. Whereas the VI Squad look to start their season on Saturday 20th May as they travel to Northamptonshire, to take on the Northants Steelbacks.