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What is Super 8 Cricket?

Posted: Wed, 02 May 2018 09:51

What is Super 8 Cricket?

BBO Disability Cricket Update-May 2018
Updates on the BBO Disability Cricket provision.
This month we focus on the Super 8 Cricket programme.

What is Super 8 Cricket?
Super 8 Cricket is a pilot programme running across the BBO region, aiming to embed disability cricket within club settings. The hope is that we create greater sustainability in the disability cricket provision which will in turn supplement the other disability cricket delivery happening across BBO. When a person has been part of the amazing disability cricket sessions that happen in schools, day centres etc and they ask where they can continue playing cricket, we want to be able to give them a choice of locations that they could do this in.

What does it look like?
• Fun, soft ball cricket sessions for people with varying disabilities, difficulties and conditions.
• Run in club settings across Berks, Bucks and Oxon.
• Aim to provide a relaxed environment where people are able to engage in physical activity where fun is the main aim.
• A chance for people to get to know others.
• Open age sessions.
• Participants can attend on their own or with support. We actively encourage those supporting to take part!
• Super 8 Centres will be provided with an ECB branded Super 8 Kit Bag as well as polo shirts and hoodies for the activators.
• Some Super 8 centres will be running at the same time as other club sessions. The aim of this is to boost social inclusion and increase awareness of disabilities.
• The sessions are FREE!

Where are the centres?
Boyne Hill Stags @ Boyne Hill CC
Falkland Falcons@ Falkland CC
We are currently looking for a 3rd Berkshire cenyre in either Reading or the Wokingham/Bracknell area. Please get in touch if you know odf any clubs that might be interested.
Kingshill Cavaliers @ Great Kingshill CC
Waddesdon Warriors @ Waddesdon CC
Twyford Titans @ Twyford CC
Didcot Power @ Didcot CC
Minster Lovell Lions @ Minster Lovell CC
Bicester Bears @ Bicester & NO CC
Oxford Oxen @ Horspath CC

For further information on the Super 8 Cricket programme including venues, and starting dates/times please contact Luke Wright (Disability Executive) on luke.wright@ecb.co.uk.

Dates for the Diary:
Super 9s 2018 Home Fixtures
27/05/18-BBO Disability vs Gloucestershire Meteors (venue TBC)
10/06/18-BBO Disability vs Cricket Wales Disability Miners @ Bicester and NO CC
22/07/18-BBO Disability vs Gloucestershire Meteors @ Boyne Hill CC

England LD Fixtures in BBO:
22/07/18-England LD vs Oxon Development @ Didcott CC
02/09/18-England LD vs South Oxfordshire Amateurs @ Oxford Downs CC

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