Cricket is for all with new team

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Bucks has entered its first ever disabled team into the England and Wales Cricket Board’s National Disability Championships.

The team is for people with any disability, except for visual impairments and severe learning difficulties, who play adapted versions and those who really restricted movement there is a game called table cricket.

People with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or mental health issues are eligible, includes people in wheelchairs, amputees to people that have a mild disorder of autism.

Visually impaired people play cricket with a plastic ball full of ball bearings.

People with severe learning or physical disabilities can play table cricket, seated around a table tennis table, deliver a weighted plastic ball through a ball launcher, bat with a small wooden bat, and control sliding fielders on the panels around the edge of the table.

Anyone interested in joining the team in Milton Keynes should contact Colin Kightley on colin.kightley@buckscb.org