TVS Table Cricket Regional Champions!

27th April 2016

The Village School took part at the Lord's Taverners Table Cricket regional finals on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at London Metropolitan University. The game is played on a table tennis table. Side panels and sliding fielders are placed around the table to create an arena, a small ball and ramp are used to bowl, and a wooden bat enables players to score runs, simulating a game of cricket.

Table Cricket provides pupils with disabilities the opportunity to play in a competitive game. The emphasis is on teamwork and sportsmanship in an informal and enjoyable environment. It has been found to improve self-confidence and motivation, expand life skills and independence, enhance communication and social skills, and build lasting friendships.

We were competing against The Vale School (Haringey), White Field School (Walthamstow) and Horn Beam Academy (Waltham Forest). The morning’s matches went particularly well with our captain Abdul communicating tactics to our team in a positive way. This helped us convincingly win the first two matches against The Vale and Horn Beam setting up a final with White Field.

As we were having lunch I made the students aware that if we won the next match it would mean a trip to Lords to compete in the national Table Cricket final. They were even more determined and focussed and played an excellent final to become regional Table Cricket Champions!

I would personally like to say a big well done to our team on this fantastic achievement and a special mention to Olivia Cameron-White who was taking part in her first sporting competition. She played the game very well and contributed a huge amount to our team.

The National Table Cricket competition will be held at Lords on Friday 24th June which gives us plenty of time to practice and hopefully continue our success.....

TVS Table Cricket team: Olivia Cameron-White C22, Sophia Saleh C22, Kainat Shah C22, Sami Abood C25, Abdulaziz Al Sultan C25, Yazan Kunbus C25, Arinze Okofar C32.

Jonathan Bath

PE Teacher