Treloar’s at the County Table Cricket Competition
On Friday 8th February 2019, seven schools competed for supremacy in the County Table Cricket Competition, held at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Table cricket is played on a table tennis table with side panels to contain the ball and sliding fielders placed around the table to create the playing area. A ramp is used to bowl and players bat to score runs, simulating a game of cricket. Table cricket is accessible from a wheelchair and The Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket programme gives young people with severe physical or learning impairments opportunities which they would not otherwise have to participate in a competitive game of cricket.
The County Competition was played in two leagues and used two tables. More than 4,000 runs were scored and 80 wickets taken by the seven teams involved. Qualification played in two leagues ended with play-offs to determine the outcome.
Team Treloar, captained by School student Matt, finished a very respectable 3rd and were the only team with all wheelchair users. Taking part were six Treloar School students: Captain Matt, Poppy, Arlo, Dom, Saskia and Logan. They won their first game by 12 runs, lost the second game by 25 runs and their final match was a draw with 216 runs each.
Throughout the event, the atmosphere was electric and PE technician Kim Smith, who accompanied the students, stated “As always, I am very proud of my team.”
Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations on a great result!