Lord’s, the home of cricket, recently played host to the Spring finals of the Lord’s Taverners London Disability Cricket Championships. This fantastic initiative, jointly sponsored by the Berkley Foundation, Sport England and WNST, gives young disabled people from 18 boroughs across the capital the chance to compete for the title of London Disability Cricket Champions.
Eight teams played their way through the qualifying competitions to reach finals day – Lambeth, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Kingston, Bexley and Westminster A & B. For several teams this was their first experience of finals day, so congratulations to everyone for getting this far. The chance to play cricket at Lord’s is not one that many people get the chance to achieve – making the day a very special one indeed. Even Lord’s Taverners President, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, came along to add his support for the event and spent time talking to some of the young people about their love of cricket.
The final between Kingston and Tower Hamlets went right down to the wire with both teams showing real determination and skill. But there can only be one winner and Tower Hamlets triumphed to take home the trophy. So special congratulations to them.
Thanks, as ever, go to all the teachers and County board coaching staff for supporting the players and to the Lord’s Taverners and the MCC for putting on such a great day.