WACC Juniors Come Runners Up in Lords Final
A side of young cricketers from Warwickshire Access CC travelled to Lords this week to represent the county in the finals of the National Hit The Top Competition. The tournament is aimed at young cricketers with an impairment of some description( physical, learning or visual) and open to all counties.
The young players travelled to Lords via coach on the morning of the tournament arriving at the home of cricket just in time to play their first game against Northumberland. After a swift warm up they duly completed back to back wins against Northumberland and Middlesex. This settled any early nerves and a tour of the famous ground followed which was enjoyed by all. The crunch group game saw the side narrowly lose to an excellent Yorkshire side before wins against Sussex and Worcestershire completed the competition. So it was runners up for the Bears but more importantly an excellent days cricket and many new friends for the players.
Rory Phelan Captain of the side said “ I am really proud of how well the lads responded to challenges they faced working well as a group. I am especially pleased with the spirit they played the game in ensuring not only they but our opposition were treated with respect.
At the end of the day the now tired group made their way back to Warwickshire proudly wearing their medals. The day was an excellent event showcasing what these young people can achieve both on the cricket field and off.
Warwickshire Access CC are a club open to players of all ages who want to get involved in cricket who have an impairment – if you would like to know more about the club please contact Andy Wyles Cricket Development Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org