Kwik Cricket Festival for disabled children with learning difficulties

Friday 1st June 2012

Kent Cricket Board’s annual Kwik Cricket Festival for disabled children with learning difficulties, supported by ASDA and Liberty, took place last week, with 150 children aged 9-18 years old taking part in the all day event at Kings Hill Cricket Club in West Malling.

Special needs schools from all parts of Kent travelled to Kings Hill to compete in tournaments for both primary and secondary ages. Orchard School from Canterbury ran out winners in both events and returned home victorious with two trophies.

The primary age group final was a close nail biter of a final, with Orchard narrowly beating Bower Grove from Maidstone on the last ball of the match. In the secondary age group final Orchard completed a memorable double win after facing Marjorie McClure from Bromley.

Clair Gould, Director of Operations for Kent Cricket Board said; "It is inspiring to witness this fantastic cricket day. Cricket naturally embraces inclusiveness and the benefits from fun activities and the respect shown in the natural sense of Fair Play that is cricket shines through at such events."

The event received fantastic support from ASDA Kings Hill who provided community staff armed with refreshments for the children throughout the warm sunny day.