More than 100 players, teachers, carers and coaches attended the first Kent Reliance Disability Cricket Open Day hosted by Kent Cricket Community Team at The Stour Centre in Ashford last week.
Cricket activities included an inflatable speed cage with speed gun to measure throwing/batting/bowling speeds, rebound catch nets, batting targets, table cricket, Velcro catchers and the new Rapid Fire form of the game, promoted in schools across Kent.
Coaches from the Community Team and staff from Kent Reliance ably supported all activities alongside Luke Stoner-Lewis and Drew Norris from our Kent Spitfires Disability Performance Squads.
Kent Cricket Disability Lead Dom Taylor said: “The Open Day has met and surpassed our original expectations, the attendance was superb. It was fantastic to see the enjoyment on the faces of everyone involved.
"This is the first of the regular events we will be holding for the disability community in Kent. Kent Cricket is committed to creating a sustainable future for disabled cricket in Kent and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kent Reliance for their continued support with this vision.”
One teacher from Folkestone said: “Thank you very much for today's disability cricket day. Every single one of our pupils had a fantastic time, as did the staff. To see the pupils so engaged in the various activities was fantastic, and our photos show the concentration and enjoyment on their faces as every one of them did their best to learn and practise new skills….”
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