Devon Disablity Cricket Association - NEWS ARCHIVE


Devon Disability Cricket Association - NEWS ARCHIVE

 


 

Selection for the National Physical disability Squad are you working hard to get Noticed

27/03/2012

The first ever International cricket match for persons with Physical difficulties was played in January in Dubai by England and Pakistan. Unfortunately it was not good news for the English team as Pakistan went on to win all matches convincingly. This sends the message out to all players in Devon with Physical disabilities that if you work hard in pre-season training and get some good figures either batting or bowling you will be pushing for trials for the national squad. So it is all up to you to get the job done to push for selection for the national squad. Work with your respective clubs in training and in all your league matches as you are being watched by England and Wales Cricket Board disability national disability cricket coach and his support team.


Devon Fixtures for the 2012 season now out

The 2012 cricket season is nearly upon us and work is well under way to make it a successful one, Devon's fixtures will take them far and wide up to Warwick and of to the likes of Surrey and the Isle of Wight. Profiling is still under way to make players eligible to play in the newly formed England and Wale’s cricket Board County championship.  So if you are dragging your heels getting your medical evidence together to profile your disability please give it the utmost urgency.

For those that have a physical disability a special profiling day will be held at the rose bowl in Hampshire and transport will be arranged to get you all up there and back though I warn you in advance it will be a long day. The fixtures for the 2012 season are listed below, we shall hopefully fulfil all our obligations as we always do and if you have any problems our queries regarding assistance with travel expenses etc please contact Perry sprung via e mail at perry.sprung@devoncricket.co.uk and he will get back to you as soon as possible.


Devon 2012 ECB/BACD disability County Championship fixtures 2012

Home Matches

All matches will start at one pm  in the afternoon unless otherwise stated. This is due to the need for teams to make the long journey home when playing away in the national county championship.

13th of May Home to Surrey at the Cloakham lawn sports centre home of Axminster town CC, Chard Road, Axminster, EX13 5HW

6th of June evening Twenty/20 match at Harberton against a Harberton select 11

1st of July Home to Essex at Cornwood CC, Cornwood, Plymouth, PL21 9RP

22nd of July Home to Warwick at Paignton CC, Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT

27th of July Home to a celebrity team from Palm FM in aid of various Devon charities, the format will be Twenty/20 cricket at Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT and will commence at six in the evening followed by a night’s entertainment in the club bar.

Away Matches

20th of May away to the Isle of Wight at Shanklin Cricket Club, Westhill Rd, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

3rd of June away to Warwick, at Alcester and Ragley cricket club, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ

10th of June away to Hampshire at Basingstoke and North hants cricket club, Mays Bounty, Fairfields Rd, Basingstoke, RG21 3DR

One of special matches

This season there will be an assortment of special matches played against a variety of teams, some mid-week some at the weekends in all formats of the game. Listed below are but a couple of the matches confirmed but more will be added in the next couple of weeks.

17th of June, the opposition has yet to be confirmed but it is proposed that Devon will play a one of match against Somerset at Queens Park, Paignton, TQ4 6AT

Several other sides who are either resident or touring in Devon have asked to play the disability side, as soon as venues are found for these matches dates and times will be posted on the disability page. However if you have a space in your season for a match against a Devon Disability side please do not hesitate to contact Perry Sprung on 07861435502 or contact him via e mail on perry.sprung@devoncricket.co.uk . 


 

Disability Cricket training Saturday the 29th of October In Exeter

On Saturday the 29th of October at the Devon Indoor cricket on the Exeter university campus there will be a disability cricket training open day open to everyone who has a disability of any type to attend and have fun and get a good cricket coaching session. Everyone is welcome who has a disability, this covers people with learning disabilities no matter what level and people with physical disabilities which covers everything from amputees to the blind and people with chronic arthritis etc.

The training session will run from nine in the morning till one o clock in the afternoon and will be run by a England and Wales cricket Board coaches association level three coach. If anyone has any special needs for the session such as help with a translator, or with accessibility to the cricket centre please e mail perry.sprung@devoncricket.co.uk or call him on 07861435502 and he will get back to you as soon as he can and resolve any issues that you might have.

If you are wondering how to get to the Devon Indoor  Centre got to either the RAC or AA website and go to their route planner and put in your post code (Starting point) and then put in the post code EX4 4QN (Destination point) and it will take you straight to the cricket centre. The full address for the cricket centre is as follows, The Devon Indoor cricket centre, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QN.

If you don’t have any cricket equipment and it will be your first time training don’t worry as everything you need to have a great training session will be there from pads to wear while having batting practice.


Devon finishes the 2010/2011 cricket season with lots of positives to build upon

The 2010/2011 cricket season proved to be very challenging for Devon and unfortunately we finished bottom of the British Association for cricketers with disabilities/England and Wales cricket Board hard ball southern division last. However there were a lot of matches that Devon could and should have won. However some players had their finest ever season with their personal averages well above that of their previous. On the field the other counties with greater resources such as Surrey and Hampshire etc showed us the way ahead in how they both played and trained. Devon though fought their corner well and a lot of matches could have gone either way but unfortunately some of the areas lacking in our game were exposed.

Of the field great progress has been made and we now have four squad members who successfully acquired their England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches association level two qualifications along with three other squad players successfully completing their Umpires courses. From this the Devon disability cricket club  now have their own coaches and umpires along with a squad that have players with a great range of disabilities from amputees to those with mild learning disabilities so the future is looking very bright indeed.

For winter training and coaching there will be various coaching days at the Devon Indoor cricket centre on the Exeter University campus. However starting in November there will be regular weekly training at Paignton community college in Torbay region of South Devon. Full details of the time and days for this will be posted on the Devon cricket Boards website on November the third, and there will be individual coaching plans for all players who attend by fully qualifies coaches if they feel they need it. Everyone is welcome to attend from advance players to complete novices who have never held a cricket bat before. No matter what your disability you are welcome to attend we cater for everyone no matter what your disability be it physical or mental health/learning difficulty, this covers everything from amputees to the blind/deaf and persons with all levels of learning disability/difficulties.

If any person needs some individual support please just contact Perry Sprung  via e mail or telephone on perry.sprung@devoncricket.co.uk , 07861435502 and when possible he will get back to you.

Returning to the 2010/2011 cricket season a big thank you goes out to all person and companies that helped  support the Devon Disability cricket club, as without their help both financial and in volunteering their own free time coaching giving lifts etc to players struggling to get to matches the club would struggle to fulfil its obligations and core principles in helping the disabled play cricket and improving their life through cricket. Please check back to the disability cricket boards website for further updates on training and opportunities as along with the full winter training program there will be lots of good news to come on all fronts regarding disability cricket.



Devon finishes the 2010/2011 cricket season with lots of positives to build upon

The 2010/2011 cricket season proved to be very challenging for Devon and unfortunately we finished bottom of the British Association for cricketers with disabilities/England and Wales cricket Board hard ball southern division last. However there were a lot of matches that Devon could and should have won. However some players had their finest ever season with their personal averages well above that of their previous. On the field the other counties with greater resources such as Surrey and Hampshire etc showed us the way ahead in how they both played and trained. Devon though fought their corner well and a lot of matches could have gone either way but unfortunately some of the areas lacking in our game were exposed.

Of the field great progress has been made and we now have four squad members who successfully acquired their England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches association level two qualifications along with three other squad players successfully completing their Umpires courses. From this the Devon disability cricket club  now have their own coaches and umpires along with a squad that have players with a great range of disabilities from amputees to those with mild learning disabilities so the future is looking very bright indeed.

For winter training and coaching there will be various coaching days at the Devon Indoor cricket centre on the Exeter University campus. However starting in November there will be regular weekly training at Paignton community college in Torbay region of South Devon. Full details of the time and days for this will be posted on the Devon cricket Boards website on November the third, and there will be individual coaching plans for all players who attend by fully qualifies coaches if they feel they need it. Everyone is welcome to attend from advance players to complete novices who have never held a cricket bat before. No matter what your disability you are welcome to attend we cater for everyone no matter what your disability be it physical or mental health/learning difficulty, this covers everything from amputees to the blind/deaf and persons with all levels of learning disability/difficulties.

If any person needs some individual support please just contact Perry Sprung  via e mail or telephone on perry.sprung@devoncricket.co.uk , 07861435502 and when possible he will get back to you.

Returning to the 2010/2011 cricket season a big thank you goes out to all person and companies that helped  support the Devon Disability cricket club, as without their help both financial and in volunteering their own free time coaching giving lifts etc to players struggling to get to matches the club would struggle to fulfil its obligations and core principles in helping the disabled play cricket and improving their life through cricket. Please check back to the disability cricket boards website for further updates on training and opportunities as along with the full winter training program there will be lots of good news to come on all fronts regarding disability cricket.




Devon Disability have a superb day of Cricket at Tavistock and Hold their own against a Tavistock Side packed with Talent

On Sunday the 3rd of July the Devon disability cricket club played a friendly match against Tavistock at their ground on the edge of Dartmoor. Tavistock opened the batting and before long were two wickets down, they then recovered and strode on and set a healthy score of 226 for four wickets of 40 over's. The Devon disability squad then put up a valiant effort and responded with 127 for seven wickets of 40 over's with some superb batting displays, especially from the Captain Karl Beasant who retired at the close with thirty five runs and carried his bat back to the pavillion.
Tavistock had several first team players in their team for the day and their quality shone through with some superb batting and bowling, the match was played in excellent spirits and the teas were superb. This will become a regular anual fixture for the Devon disability cricket club in their bid to expand out into rural Devon and attract more players.  




27/6/11 - Devon beat Essex convincingly in league match at Cornwood



 
9/6/11
Devon Suffer heavy defeat at the hands of Warwickshire

After the recent joy of Jayesh Bhagat, Paul Jelly, Mike Beer and Karl Beasant being selected for trials with the England disability High performance squad came the Devon disability cricket teams recent worst defeat to league newcomers Warwickshire. Devon were put into bat  and the openers Karl Beasant and Perry Sprung were ticking along nicely at nearly 5 an over. Sprung was hit on the right arm by a bouncer  and struggled thereafter and soon both he and Karl Beasant were out with 29 overs left to play. A batting collapse then followed with 3 ducks until Brian Magee settled the ship, but Devon were soon all out for 97.

Warwickshire went on to make a 100 with six wickets remaining to post their first ever victory. Devon's next match is home to Essex at Cornwood CC on the 26th of June. With a period of self reflection for all, and some hard work on their game with their clubs and coaches, a return to form is just around the corner. As per usual the game against Warwickshire was played in a superb spirit and the teas were absolutely amazing, lots of new friendships were formed at the match and next seasons match where Devon will be victorious will be awaited with much apprehension. Several friendlies are booked in between now and Devon's next match so watch this space for the coming victories. so it is all to do now for the rest of the season. Go Devon!

Devon lose at Hampshire

On a flat batting track at Mays Bounty Cricket Devon lost out due to a brilliant 150 runs by a Hampshire opening batsman. The two stand out performers for Devon were Mike Beer scoring an excellent half century and Matthew Beasant with 38 not out off just 20 balls.



24/05/2011

Captain Karl Beasant scores 58 not out as Devon come up a few runs short against the Isle of Wight

On a windy day in the Isle of Wight, Devon played their first away match of the season. The toss was won by the Isle of Wight and they decided to bat first. They got off to a good start scoring 60 runs for the loss of 1 wicket of the first 10 overs, with Paul Jelley making the early breakthrough.

After that some disciplined spin bowling by Jayesh Bhagat and Matthew Beasant halted the run rate and combined with some excellent fielding brought about a flurry of wickets which stunted the IOW's progress.

An excellent innings by the IOW wicketkeeper-batsman helped his team recover from 193 for 8 at the end of their 40 overs.

Wicket takers for Devon were Jayesh Bhagat (4-28 from 8 overs), Karl Beasant (2-22 from 8 overs) and Paul Jelley with 2 wickets.

The Devon reply began with Jayesh Bhagat and Perry Sprung opening the batting. After a positive start, a flashy lofted cover drive from Sprung flew to the boundary. Unfortunately he was caught behind moments later looking for a repeat dose. This brought Mike Beer to the crease. Bhagat played some nice shots before he was trapped LBW by the IOW opening bowler for 20. Captain Karl Beasant then joined Beer in the middle, after which Beer departed due to a large stroke of luck by the bowler, with the ball being played down off his bat before bouncing off the floor and just managing to clip a bail off the stumps.

Karl Beasant went on to hit 58 not out and combined with big hitter Paul Jelley, Devon looked to be mounting a late assault on the IOW total, however when Jelley was caught the game looked to be over for Devon but not before Brian McGee stamped his authority and hit a quickfire 9.

In the end Devon came up short, however as they gain more experience in a difficult league, success is sure to be round the corner. 



03/05/2011


Devon Put up a determined effort but are beaten by a Quality Surrey cricket team with England international players in their ranks

The Devon disability cricket team lost its first match of the season against Surrey at the Cloakham lawn sports centre home to Axminster town CC on Sunday the 1st of May.
Despite having Surrey on the ropes at the start of their innings at two wickets for nine runs Surrey went on to put up an impressive innings of 215 for 9. Jayesh Bhagat, the team’s first player of Indian descent, took three wickets in his first game, Paul Jelly, last years top all rounder, took 2 wickets along with Matthew beasant, while Karl beasant took one.

In the field the teams’ new additions made some impressive fielding displays, with some essential stops from Brian McGee and Jordi Furze.

Perry Sprung opened the batting with new boy Jayesh Bhagat and a good partnership was formed until he was run out by a superb throw from the Surrey Captain half way between mid of and long of while looking for some sneaky runs.
Jayesh Bhagat went on to be Devon’s top scorer with 32 runs and Devon ended up with 96 all out. Despite this loss Devon’s performance was a huge improvement on last season against Surrey and the opposition were full of praise for this huge improvement as Surrey had several England disability players amongst their team, and whose class showed in the final result.

This match was Karl Beasant's first as Captain with Paul Jelly as vice captain. It was played for a trophy named after Jordi Furze and Christopher Lodge this led to the trophy being named the Furzelodge cup. Jordi Furze suffers with cerebral Palsy but plays through the pain barrier to stay on the field at all times, and  last season’s Surrey Captain Christopher Lodge helped Jordi with his Batting as much as he could. From this a great friendship was struck up which rubbed off on county relationships and the matches between the two counties are to be played for the Cup as well as league position and points.

The Trophy was presented by Les Haynes, Axminster town cricket club president. Surrey’s Cricket Development manager. On behalf of her team Sharon Eyers expressed her thanks and gratitude for a great day cricketing. They are looking forward to playing Devon again so much so there is a possibility of playing next years match at the Oval, funds and dates available permitting. All in all a great match was had by all and Devon can take a lot from the improved performances and with some extra net practice for the batsmen victories should be plentiful for the rest of the season.
                                                                                                                                  



2011 BACD League Fixtures in Order of Play

1st match = Home to Surrey at Cloakham Lawn sports centre which is home to Axminster Town CC on the 1st of May.              (Surrey Victory)

2nd Match = Away to the Isle of wight on Sunday the 22nd of May at Shanklin Cricket Club, Westhill Rd, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

3rd Match = Away to Hampshire on Sunday the 29th of May at Basingstoke and North hants cricket club, Mays Bounty, Fairfields Rd, basingstoke, RG21 3DR.

4th Match = Away to Warrikshire on the 5th of June at Alcester and Ragley cricket club, Ragley Hall Warrickshire, B49 5NJ.

5th Match = Home to Essex on the 26th of June at Cornwood Cricket Club, Cornwood ,near Ivybridge, South Hams, Devon, PL21 9RP.

6th Match = Home to Hampshire on the 31st of July at Paignton Cricket Club, Queens park , Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AH.

There are lots of other friendly matches and mid week matches which will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.

 







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