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SCCC support Lord's Taverners County Table Cricket Final

The Cooper Associates County Ground staged the County Finals of the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket competition earlier this week.

Ten teams from nine schools took part in the event which was staged in the Indoor Centre of Excellence.

Table cricket provides young people with a severe physical or learning disabilities with the opportunity to play in a competitive game of cricket.

The game is played on a table tennis table with side panels and sliding fielders placed around the table to create an arena. A small ball and ramp are used to bowl, and a wooden bat enables players to score runs. The emphasis is on teamwork and sportsmanship in an informal and enjoyable environment.

At the end of the round-robin competition it was Three Ways School from Bath who emerged victorious.

The event was run by Somerset Cricket Board, and Somerset County Cricket Club CEO Andrew Cornish and Somerset player Nathan Gilchrist were on hand to watch a number of the matches before handing out the awards.

Following the competition, SCB Growth and Participation Officer Steve Gass said: “It’s been a fantastic event and everyone seems to have really enjoyed it. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and it looks as though the kids have taken a lot from it.

“Table cricket gives those kids who perhaps don’t have the opportunity to play competitive sport the chance to do that.

“Today we were also really pleased to have had two schools involved who have been really supportive of the initiative. Last year’s winners Holyrood, along with Writhlington, have kindly supplied us with some young leaders who have done the officiating and they’ve been fantastic. It was also great to see some of the schools who took part last year coming back.

“Three Ways were very worthy winners and we hope that they go on to represent Somerset in the Regional Finals in March.”

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