Disabled participants had their first experience of cricket recently in the sunshine at Dumfries Cricket Club. There was plenty of fun had by all with games to develop their skills of batting, bowling and fielding. Disability sport is being provided at the Nunholm ground over the summer with the support of Dumfries & Galloway Disability Sport.
This is part of Dumfries Cricket Club’s programme as one of three Cricket Scotland Disability Cricket Champion Clubs, supported by partner charity Beyond Boundaries.
There is also local sponsorship backing from Ashleigh Building who are the club’s Community Sponsor and are supporting this work with Disability Cricket, Women and Girls Cricket and the work of the Nunholm Ground Team to host National matches bringing day and overnight visitors to the town.
David Roan, the Ashleigh Building D&G Area Director, visited the the club on a Women’s training night recently to view their ground sign and discuss progress in their support for these community initiatives.
Dumfries Chairperson Andy Reed said, “one of the great things about cricket is its adaptability to meet the needs of all participants. There are now opportunities at Dumfries Cricket Club with a dedicated disability cricket activity and we hope to welcome plenty of participants here at Nunholm.”
There are further cricket sessions scheduled for 5 August 1.00-3.00pm and a Cricket Scotland Festival on the 12 August 1.00-3.00pm. All sessions are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
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