England’s disability cricket team set sights on winning World Series in Worcestershire

Chairman Peter Tomlinson playing cricket
Chairman Peter Tomlinson playing cricket
Published Wednesday, 7th August 2019

The Cricket World Cup trophy may have only just found its way to the trophy Cabinet at Lord’s following England men’s team historic win but English Cricket continues to strive for more success.

The Cricket World Cup trophy may have only just found its way to the trophy Cabinet at Lord’s following England men’s team historic win but English Cricket continues to strive for more success.

 

England’s Disability Cricket team are looking to bring home more silverware as the Physical Disability World series 2019 tournament kicks off this week, right here in Worcestershire.

 

The tournament will be hosted at a variety of cricket venues across the county, culminating in a final at New Road in Worcester on 13 August.

 

England won their opening game against Pakistan at Kidderminster Cricket Club yesterday and will be looking to follow that victory in their next game against Bangladesh.

 

Worcestershire County Council Chairman, Councillor Peter Tomlinson said: “This tournament is a real opportunity to profile disability sport, while showcasing what our great county has to offer.

 

"Our recent national success in a variety of sports shows just how committed we are as a country to raising the profile of disability sport, and it’s simply brilliant for Worcestershire to play host to this tournament, and hopefully inspire the next generation of both able-bodied and disabled cricketers to come to the crease. I wish the team the very best of luck, and hope to see them playing at the final next week.”

 

The chairman, a keen cricket fan, will be attending the final on the 13th August.

 

Worcestershire has previous experience in hosting disability sport teams, with the Great British Wheelchair Basketball team using the University of Worcester as their training venue for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

 

To follow the cricket team’s progress throughout the tournament, please visit: https://www.ecb.co.uk/england/disability