KCB Disability Day at the St Lawrence Ground this Friday

Tuesday 29th June 2010

The Kent Cricket Board is hosting a special Disability Day this Friday at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. The event has been arranged as a launch pad for the Inclusive Cricket project, which has progressed rapidly this year under the watchful eye of a committed group.

Throughout the all-day event there will be the opportunity to watch cricket, receive free coaching on the outfield from the England Learning Development Team, while The ECB Cricket Factory Road Show is inviting people to ‘have a go“ at cricket and show their respective skills.

England internationals Lee Stenning, Lee Jay, Gavin Randall, Peter Brown, Chris Lodge and James Higgins will all be in attendance along with the Blind Ashes trophy, won by England earlier this year.

Commenting on the Disability Day, Clair Gould, Community Cricket Team Manager of the Kent Cricket Board, said: We are delighted to be hosting this event. It is all about making cricket accessible to groups who, historically, might not have got involved. This is another positive inclusion activity and will generate plenty of positive interest for the KCB and its partners.”

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9.45am: Arrive – parking available for mini buses.

10.00 – 10.30am: Your chance to receive coaching on the outfield from the England Learning Development Team.

11.00am: The ECB Cricket Factory Road Show opens for people to test their skills on the state-of-the-art equipment.

11.30am – 12.00pm: The t20 England Disability game starts.

2.30pm: The t20 England game is expected to end and people will start to leave. There will be a limited window of opportunity for groups to have a photo with England players and the Blind Ashes Trophy, won by England earlier this year.

Later in the day, the Kent Spitfires play the Hampshire Royals in the Friends Provident t20 Cup. The game starts at 5.30pm.