Kent Learning Disability Team play first league game

Tuesday 10th May 2011

Sunday 8th May

Kent Learning Disability (LD) Team v Hertfordshire Learning Disability

Kent played their first ever game in the British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities (BACD) Incrediball South League on Sunday against an experienced Hertfordshire team.

With a very young team, Kent took to the field first and put in an exceptional performance with the ball. For 7 players this was their first ever game of cricket but all the enthusiasm and effort put in during the winter months training paid dividends as the visitors were restricted to 124-5 from their 40 overs. Christopher Apps picked up 3 wickets (8-2-20-3), and was well supported by tight spells from Jimmy Higgins (7-5-3-1) and Jack Rintoul (5-0-10-0). Hertfordshire did not give wickets away easily but found scoring difficult. Skipper, Chris Foster scored some late runs (42 Not Out) to push Hertfordshire past the 100 mark.

After a lovely tea Hertfordshire took to the field and here their experience told as opener Brandon Huband was removed first ball to set the trend in Kents batting effort. Despite resistance from Jack Rintoul (19) the rest of the team were unable to resist the bowling attack and were dismissed for 56 from 10 overs.

Hertfordshire were generous in their praise for the first ever performance for the Kent lads especially in their fielding and bowling having scored 172 the previous week against Hampshire.

The game was played in good spirit with fantastic support from family and friends who had come along to watch and support the teams.

Kent return to action next week with an away trip to Dorset and a keen determination to build upon their experience from game 1.

Thanks must go to Holcombe & Blue Bell Hill CC for allowing us to use their facilities for the game. In addition KRBS is the team’s main sponsor and with their support the team really do look the part.

Richard Dalton – Team Manager

For more details, please contact Clair Gould, Kent Cricket Board, Community Cricket Operations Manager on 07515051999 or email