The 'Harford Attachments' table Cricket League - Report 2014

The 'Harford Attachments' table Cricket League - Report 2014

The Harford Attachments table Cricket League - Report 2014

 

The generous sponsorship of local Norwich business Harford Attachments enabled The Norfolk Cricket Board to break new ground in disability cricket and enter The CP Sport National Table Cricket Community League for the first time in which teams from The Clare School, The Hamlet Centre and Community hubs at  Ipswich Road and Sprowston competed.

 

To play the game a table tennis table is adapted with barriers and scoring zones set up with the ball propelled from a launcher with teams of six players who each bat and bowl in rotation – teams start with 200 runs with 5 deducted for each wicket lost.

 

The tournament was run over two competition days at Easton Tennis Centre with each team playing each other on a ‘home and away’ basis. They all managed to win at least one match with The Clare School leading the way throughout but still needing to beat Sprowston in their last match which they achieved by 28 runs. Earlier they needed  to hold off a stern challenge from Ipswich Road who beat them in the closest match of the competition by just one run to clinch the runners up spot.

 

The Clare School Captain James Frost is pictured receiving The Harford Attachments trophy from Steve Kidd with also pictured Cricket Board officials Lewis Denmark and Alex Bates who umpired. The School now go on to a regional event  with the National final scheduled for Trent Bridge in December.

 

Cricket Development Officer Kevin Denmark who put the competition together said ‘ I would like to thank Steve for his most generous sponsorship and for presenting the trophies and medals. The engagement and atmosphere was excellent with the whole event exceeding my expectations. With future sponsorship confirmed we now plan to make this an annual event with hopefully more teams involved in 2015 ‘

 

The competition was also featured in the Norwich Evening News 'Local Life' - see link below :

 

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/generous_norwich_business_sponsors_disabled_cricket_tournament_1_3798480

 

 

 

 



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