Helston Community College Table Cricket Team Shines at National Finals at Lord's Cricket Ground

Helston Community College's Disability Table Cricket team proudly represented the South West Region in the Lord's Taverners Table Cricket Finals held at Lord's cricket ground on Thursday, June 27th.

The team, consisting of seven enthusiastic Year 7 students, secured their place in the finals by emerging victorious in both the Cornwall Schools and South West regional competitions. Their journey to Lord's is a testament to their dedication, skill, and sportsmanship.

Playing at the iconic Lord's cricket ground was an unforgettable experience for the young athletes. The excitement was heightened by the opportunity to meet Somerset and England cricketer Jack Leach, as well as TV personality Matt Lucas, adding a touch of stardom to their day.

In a highly competitive field of 12 teams, Helston Community College finished an impressive 6th place. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as they were the youngest team in the competition, with other teams comprising players aged 15 to 18.

David Painter, Cornwall Cricket Disability Development Officer, said: "I have worked with the Helston Community College Table Cricket team and staff since last October with weekly sessions. They have been well-organised, keen to learn, and always enthusiastic about table cricket. Their success in both the Cornwall Schools and South West Region competitions, where they won all their matches, speaks volumes about their dedication. Hopefully, their success will inspire more primary and secondary school SEN departments to introduce table cricket sessions in the next academic year."

Helston Community College's remarkable performance at the Lord's Taverners Table Cricket Finals not only highlights their talent but also underscores the inclusive spirit of the sport. Their journey is an inspiration to young athletes and schools across the region, encouraging greater participation and support for disability cricket.

Cornwall Cricket Board provides opportunities for adults and children, aged 5 and up, of all abilities to take part in Cricket across Cornwall. We want to grow cricket in the County by providing more opportunities for people to take part in the sport enabling them to discover and share their passion for cricket. For more information visit www.cornwallcricket.co.uk