Opportunities for individuals with Special Educational Needs

Somerset Cricket Foundation, with the Lords Taverners Table Cricket and Super 1 programmes, are always striving to make cricket accessible to everyone. For many young people with a severe physical or learning disability, particularly wheelchair users, participating in cricket and other forms of sport is not possible. Through our bespoke SEN education offer we can provide the opportunities to play cricket.

Our aim is to enthuse young people within specialist SEN schools or mainstream schools working with SEN students to enjoy cricket and increase their confidence and raise awareness with hope they will join their local Super 1s Cricket Hub to continue their journey into social and/or competitive cricket outside of school.

Somerset Table Cricket

Want to find out more?

If you would like more information about Table Cricket or would like to be a school selected for the programme, please get in touch with our Community Programmes Manager.

Table Cricket Offer

Our Table Cricket programmes takes place from September through to February half-term, where qualified cricket coaches deliver weekly sessions at your school. The programme is open to both Special Schools and Mainstream SEN, which gives young people with a disability the chance to play the sport we all love.

Our coaching sessions prepare teams to join us at our county Table Cricket competitions, which take places annually in January/February and allow students to put their skills to the test against other schools in a friendly and safe environment. Competition winners have the opportunity to progress to the Lord’s Taverners Regional and National Table Cricket Finals, with the latter taking place at Lords Cricket Ground, the home of cricket.

Alongside the enjoyment of playing the game and competing, table cricket has been shown to develop teamwork and social skills among players. It also helps coordination and cognitive skills. The game is played by young people with both learning and physical disabilities. It enables young people to understand tactics, draw the best out of team players and to build a social life. For the young volunteers involved in coaching and umpiring, table cricket helps to develop self-confidence, leadership skills and enhances their future employment prospects.

For more information on Table Cricket, please visit the Lord’s Taverners website.

What is table cricket?

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.

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