North of Scotland Cricket Association

 

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is a program providing softball and table cricket sessions to children and adults with special needs.

This program is offered throughout the North of Scotland and is providing opportunities to alter lives through sport.

Table Cricket is an inclusive way to play cricket particularly for those with a physical and a profound learning disability.  A link is available on the following:

https:/www.lordstaverners.org/tablecricket

Table Cricket can help to encourage co-ordination,  personal development and build friendships.

Softball is offered in school time at the moment, as it gives more opportunity for more children, than it would as an outside group.

 

NEWS UPDATES:

Disability Softball Cricket Tournament - 11 November in Perth

An International Tri Nations Tournament will be held in Perth where teams from England, Wales and Scotland will compete indoors.  There are two players from the Highlands who attend Drummond School in Inverness, namely Michael Mackay and Aaron Wallace that will take part.   We wish them all the best in this exciting tournament.  RESULTS: England beat Scotland by 2 runs, Wales beat England, and Scotland beat Wales, with Michael Mackay receiving the Player of the Match award against Wales. Congratulations to both boys on a brilliant performance.

 

Table Cricket has taken off in the North of Scotland with Lossie High, Keith Grammar, Speyside High, and Buckie High in the Moray area, with Nairn Academy, Drummond School, St Duthus and St Clements in the Highlands.  

Festival Dates for 2019:

TABLE CRICKET:

Moray Festival to be held at Speyside High School Aberlour, on the 19th February 2019

RESULTS:  KEITH GRAMMAR SCHOOL WIN FIRST MORAY TABLE CRICKET FESTIVAL - WELL DONE.  Both Keith Grammar and runners-up Speyside High School will take part in the National finals on the 8th May at Bells Sport Centre Perth, 10am-2pm.  Good luck to both schools.

Highlands Festival to be held at Drummond School Inverness, on the 20th March 2019.

RESULTS: Congratulations to St Duthus who retain their Highland title.  Well done to Nairn Academy that took the runners up.  All 4 teams from the North are invited to the National finals in Perth on the 8th of May.  

SOFTBALL:

Softball Cricket Taster Session for all schools in the Highlands on the 12th February 2019 at the Inverness Leisure Centre.  Depending on interested numbers, a club for disabilities will be set up in Inverness. 

26th of April the first softball session will be held at the Hilton Community Hall Inverness from 10-11.30am sign up for your place

RESULTS: 47 children took part in a taster session at the Inverness Leisure Centre.  Children from all over the Highlands P7/secondary tried their skills in bowling fielding and batting.  Some really good talent was spotted.  Watch this space for further development. My thanks go to UHI students, Matthew, Tony, Kane, Jakub, Sam and Liam.  Alex Nairn CCC, Charlie,Lesley and Fiona Disability Highlands and Highlife, and Kay from Baxter Foundation for their support.

Both these programs are supported by Highland Cricket Development Group, Moray Cricket Association, Moray Disability, Highlife and Disability Highlands, Lords Taveners .

 

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