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Disability Open Day at The County Ground, Beckenham

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Kent Cricket's community team welcomed youngsters to the new indoor school at The County Ground, Beckenham for a series of activities.

The second Disability Cricket Open Day hosted by Kent Cricket Community Team and supported by Kent Reliance took place on Tuesday at The County Ground, Beckenham.

The event was attended by more than 80 participants as well as teachers, support staff and carers with various cricketing activities on show including speed guns to measure throwing/batting/bowling speeds, a bowling machine and theCricket Factory with rebound catch nets, batting targets,Table cricket,Rapid Fire games, Velcro catchers, Visual Impairment (VI) simulation glasses and VI cricket balls.

Coaches from the Community Team provided coaching tips and their expertise to pupils from six schools as well as their teachers, carers and support staff with one pupil asking eagerly “When is the next one?”

Dom Taylor, Kent Cricket Disability Lead, said:“This second Open Day has again met and surpassed our original expectations, the attendance was superb. It was fantastic to see the enjoyment on the faces of everyone involved.

"We will be holding regular events throughout the year to provide and promote disability cricket to the Kent Community and I would like to thank Kent Reliance for their continued support with all aspects of disability cricket in Kent, from days like to today to the county representative Learning & Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired squads.”

For further details on all disability cricket in Kent please e-maildom.taylor.kent@ecb.co.uk

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