Lord’s final for Yate table cricketers
IT’S a lifetime ambition for many players – and Brimsham Green School’s table cricket team have done it.
The youngsters experienced the honour of playing at Lord’s, also known as the Home of Cricket, in the national finals after winning at county and regional levels.
Table cricket gives young people with disabilities the chance to play cricket. It is played on a table tennis table with sides added to act as a boundary, and plastic figures as fielders, which can be moved around. Each team has six players and scoring depends on which section of the ball hits.
Brimsham Green, which has had a team for 15 years, won four out of six matches they played and came third overall.
Team captain Kaitlyn Parfrey was named best batsman of the tournament.
Year 8 team member Alisha Craigie said: "It was such an amazing experience to play table cricket at Lord's. It was a real privilege for us to represent our school at a national competition."
Team manager and teaching assistant Liza Wilby said: "Table cricket means so much to our pupils because it gives them a competitive sport that they can excel in. It builds their confidence and self-esteem and it gives them a real sense of pride in what they are able to achieve."