Yesterday we went to the Emirates Old Trafford County Cricket Ground to support Bolton’s winning team and our young officials in the Lords Taverners North West Regional Table Cricket finals.
It was fantastic to be joined there by Adam Hills (Presenter of the Last Leg TV show) who watched the event in action, chatted to the competitors and young officials, and then presented all teams with their certificates and winners medals.
The runners up (2nd from 6 Teams) were Bolton’s team from Lifebridge Futures, an amazing achievement to say they have only recently been introduced to the sport of Table Cricket.
Craig who accompanied the team from Bolton said: ‘The event all throughout, has been fun, professional and helped our students to work together as a team.’
Lifebridge Futures are pictured proudly wearing their new Team t-shirts, that they had specially made for the event.
Congratulations to Redwood, from Rochdale who were the eventual winners and will now go on to represent Lancashire at the National Finals at Lord’s. Other teams competing were from Manchester, Greater Manchester and Liverpool.
Lifebridge Futures won Bolton’s first ever Table Cricket event hosted at the University of Bolton Stadium back in March, in the Lion of Vienna suite, overlooking the pitch.
Lancashire Cricket Foundation were so impressed with the young leaders on the day from Little Lever High School and Mount St Joseph’s, they invited them to officiate at the Regional finals in Manchester yesterday, which was a real honour.
Rob Tipping, Inclusion and Disability Manager for Lancashire Cricket Foundation said: ‘All leaders did fantastically well throughout and displayed the qualities of GOLD level leaders. They are a credit to their schools.’
The collective group received the following feedback from:
‘The leaders and officials were very mature and helpful and are a real credit to their school.’
‘It was great how the leaders interacted with players throughout the day, and displayed social skills as well as knowledge of the game.’
‘Table Cricket is a sport for anyone and everyone.’
‘Disability sport is amazing at bringing people together… everything else is forgotten.’