Welcome to our Disability Awareness Page
Welcome to the Disability section of the SCB Website. This area is dedicated to providing users with the knowledge of what the county currently offers in terms of participation and performance as well as describing potential future developments for Disability cricket.
Disability cricket forms a major part of Shropshire Cricket Board’s Improvement Planning Process (IPP) and as such, it is an exciting area to be involved in with the view to expansion in clubs offering cricket and provision for this.
Currently, there are 3 Focus clubs in the county who offer competitive cricket for players with a physical disabilities and learning difficulties (Shrewsbury, St. Georges and Oswestry). Further work will be done in 2011/12 to identify clubs who may also be able to offer new opportunities which will be based on data collated from clubs and schools. A steering group has been formulated to assess the current state of play in Shropshire.
The Board also aims to gather information about the need for specific coaching and competition for Visually and Hearing Impaired cricketers, with a view to providing future opportunities. As with many of the SCB’s focus areas, it’s clear that Disability cricket is a thriving area and is an exciting thing to be involved in.
Contact Paula Pugh for further information: 01952 265676 | Email Paula
Shropshire Disability Squad Management Team
Following on from the successes of previous seasons, Shropshire will once again enter a team into the Non-hardball County Championship. The squad also aims to be able to enter a team into the hard ball County Championship in the forthcoming seasons and will look to establishing a larger squad before this can be done. Pictured left to right are Paula Pugh (manager), Neil Bradshaw (coach) and Jonathan Caldecott (coach) who are the current managerial team for the squad.
The squad has had a number of past successes and as a result of the hard work and high performance levels, 2 players have been selected for the first ever England Physical Disability High Performance Squad. These players, Matt Askin and Shaun Rigby, have been invited to join the squad alongside Neil Bradshaw who will be the assistant coach as well as continuing his role as National Physical Disability Development Officer. - (TOP)
Recognition for SCB Disability Cricketer Shaun Rigby
Shaun was in 2009/10 the first ever cricketer with a disability to be selected for a County Board Emerging Player Programme. Alongside his performances for the SCB disability squad and being part of the England Physical Disability High Performance squad, Shaun deserves recognition for the hard work and commitment he has shown to improving his game. Shaun also plays for Madeley 1st XI, batting in the middle order and bowling first change. He was an important member of their Shropshire Premier League winning side in 2010.
I think we can all agree that this in a very impressive cricket CV for a young man and its clear Shaun has a bright future in the game. - (TOP)
New SCB Disability Squad dedicated Site
Shropshire Disabled Cricket Association
Details of the contacts/members offering cricket are included in the SDCL 2011 attachment as well as rules and regulations for the 2011 competitions. Please refer to the contacts included in this document if you wish to find out more about the SDCA. - (TOP)
The Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities (CFPD)
Mixed Disability Cricket was pioneered in Oswestry in May 1989. A small group of dedicated volunteers realised the potential enjoyment and sense of achievement that cricket offered to people who were unable to play in matches organised for their able-bodied counterparts.
The Cricket Federation for People with Disabilities was formed to give people with mixed disabilities the opportunity to develop for Club to County to Area and on to International competitions regardless of the severity of their disability.
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