Somerset Disabled CC
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club compete in the ECB National Disability County Cricket Championships in the Super 9s South West division along with four other counties. The club will play each team home and away, with the team finishing top of the league progressing to the regional finals day.
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club play their home games at Taunton Deane Cricket Club and matches are contested with a incrediball (not a hard cricketball, a softer ball with a hard foam centre) .
In addition to the First Team, we also run a County Development Team. The Development Team is aimed at young people and adults looking to make their first step into competitive cricket. The Development team, also know as the Dragons also train and have friendly fixtures against other counties. For me details, please read the section on training and 2021 Season
How do I get to play?
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club are a friendly and sociable club who are always looking for new players.
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club have a Club Committee; names and roles can be seen below.
Tracy Hallows – Chairperson
Jason Mayled – Manager
Neil Staines – Coach
Linda Curtis – Treasurer
Steve Gass – Secretary
Paul Lewis – Welfare Officer
Nick Dean – Club Captain
For information or to contact any of the committee, please email Steve Gass
The Club is always on the look out for support. This season, the club have secured a fantastic sponsorship deal with Somerset Care; Realise. This is a fantastic £500 per season, for the next three seasons. In addition, the club have also secured donations from CareTech and the Freemasons of Nailsea.
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club was formed in 1997 and since then has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to the support of the Somerset Cricket Board and through the sheer determination of a number of hardworking individuals the club has become one of the strongest in the Country. Achieving success on a national scale, whilst also managing to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities and all types of physical and learning impairments.
This is a club run by disabled people for disabled people.
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club competes in the National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball). The incrediball is a safety compound ball, used to help reduce the risk of injury, it looks and behaves as a regular cricket ball. The National League is organised into regional leagues, with the top team progressing to semi-finals and finals. In 2006, less then a decade after being formed, the Somerset team won their first national league title and winning has been a habit since!
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The club has enjoyed plenty of media coverage over previous years with the most recent being provided by BBC Somerset.
During the 2012 season Sky Sports chose Somerset Disabled Cricket Club as one of their Club Life Roadshow clubs.
Being filmed for the day was a real thrill for the entire club and gave them the opportunity to show just what they can achieve. The picture opposite shows the Sky reporters capturing footage of the warm-up before the match in which the team went on to complete a convincing victory against Hampshire Disabled Cricket Club.
Nick Dean, Club Captain
“Looking back at the 2019 season and we can confidently call the season a very successful one for our club. Our main aim for the First XI was to win our group and reach the semi final. We went through the group stage unbeaten and went through to the national semi final where we performed well but ultimately came up short against a very good Derbyshire side.
Another main aim was to develop the Dragons side. We are extremely proud to say we have reached a 5 year high in dragons team members with some pushing for spots in the first team. The Dragons side also played in two matches this year, winning one and losing one. All in all representing a very successful year for the team, contributing greatly to the club.
We rounded off a great year with another fantastic Dan’s day, celebrating our wonderful former coach and the legacy he has left behind. A day in which the team bond and the ‘family’ club mentality was evident for all to see. We have built a great platform to build from moving into the 2020 season, where we look to improve again but also enjoy every second.”
2018 saw the Somerset Disability Cricket team going from strength to strength and enjoying another season of cricket that was mostly played in good weather.
Six games were played against Gloucestershire and Dorset with an even balance between home and away fixtures.
The SDCC home games were staged at the Convent Field, the home of Taunton Deane Cricket Club, to whom everybody is hugely grateful for the warm welcome that we were given and the way the club was looked after.
At the end of the season Somerset came out on top of the group table, notching up four wins, losing one game and having one abandoned because of the weather.
With the Somerset team finishing top of the league, they gained themselves automatic entry into national Semi-Finals that were to be played at Newark in Nottinghamshire.
The team duly made the journey northward and played Essex in their semi-final tie. However unfortunately after a brave effort against strong opponents who were enjoying a run of good form Somerset lost.
The Somerset team were not too disheartened though as they had achieved plenty of positives throughout the season.
Hard work in training, and a friendly club atmosphere supported by a host of personnel behind the scenes bodes well for the 2019 season, with the provision of extra training sessions over the winter and the introduction of the Dragons development team.
The club has got plenty to look forward to in both 2019 and beyond.
Before then targets will be set and accomplished as the club grows to hopefully become a household name in disability cricket flying the flag for Somerset on the national stage.
The Somerset Disability cricketers would like to offer their grateful thanks to their sponsors Realise (Somerset Care) and look forward to a continuing partnership going forward.
Player of the Year. James Mayled
Batsman of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Bowler of the Year. Jack Milton
Fielder of the Year. Jamie Turner
Most Improved. Colin Hancock
Super9’s Group A South West – Results 2017 Season
Sunday 25th June 2017
Somerset v Hampshire – Hampshire (42 all out) lost to Somerset (44 for 2) by 6 wickets. J. Turner (Somerset) 3 – 11; Somerset 30 points; Hampshire 0 points.
Sunday 11th June 2017
Somerset v Gloucestershire Javelins – Somerset (179 for 7) beat Gloucestershire Javelins (49 all out) by 130 runs. Jack Milton (Somerset) 51. Somerset 30 points; Gloucestershire 3 points
Sunday 7th May 2017
Dorset v Somerset – Dorset (158 for 2) beat Somerset (146 for 5) by 12 runs. S Wiltshere (Dorset) 50; T Best (Dorset) 50. Dorset 30 points; Somerset 3 points
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Player of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Batsman of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Bowler of the Year. James Mayled
Fielder of the Year. Russ Young