Disability Cricket

The Oxfordshire Cricket Board is currently in the planning stage of a new disability cricket program for the county. Within our mission of 'making cricket the sport of choice in Oxfordshire' we are determined to create opportunities for everybody to have access to cricket in their local community. 


We have recently created a 'Disability Cricket Management Team' consisting of Luke Ryan, Stuart Murphy, Richard Giles and James Craggs from the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership. Oxfordshire have joined Buckinghamshire and Berkshire County Boards during these planning stages in attempt to support each other where ever possible. 


Our development plan 2014-2017 will appear on these pages soon, along with any other news related to disability cricket in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley region. 

Recent Announcements

  • Cricket Education Programme Reaches Special Schools As part of our ongoing work developing our Disability Programme, our Cricket Education Programme continues to deliver cricket within special schools across the county. This term has seen two classes from Mabel Prichard receive cricket using the indoor facilities at The Oxford Academy in morning and lunchtime breaks. In the spring our delivery will increase to four special schools, the aim being to draw together the skills learnt into a competition format in the summer where all the schools can come together for a festival event. 
    Posted 18 Dec 2014, 02:03 by Joseph Dale
  • Oxford City Parability Day  Oxfordshire Cricket delivered multi-skill cricket activities at the first parability day of the academic year at Blackbird Leys leisure centre. The event gave over 40 children from special schools across the city to have a go at a variety of sports, one of which was cricket. Development Officers Joe and George were on hand to deliver the coaching and were very impressed with the level of skills shown. All schools in the county can access our cricket education programme, and our work in special schools is essential as we develop our disability cricket provisions in the county. To find out how your school can receive coaching contact Cricket Development Officer Joe Dale Joe and George also found a bit ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2014, 07:31 by Joseph Dale
  • Disability Cricket Sessions at Frankwise School, Banbury Frank Wise school in Banbury is a school for children and young people with physical and learning difficulties. The Oxfordshire Cricket Board have been running regular cricket sessions for their students throughout the summer term. The OCB coach Dick Giles has done a fantastic job in taking cricket to this school and giving these students the opportunity to experience cricket and all it has to offer. Dick added -   ...the first thing that struck me was how happy everyone is there. Staff and pupils alike share a great love and mutual respect for each other.What a great few weeks I had there with only one day of rain forcing us into the hall. We ensured that everyone contributed, whether it ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2014, 06:27 by Luke Ryan
  • 'Have a GO' Sports Day with the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership- Stuart Murphy The 'have a go' sports day is a big part of the OSP calendar and it was a pleasure to be involved in it for the 1st time.The day saw over 100 people with a learning disability attend and have a go at a wide range of sports. Cricket was a slow starter as for many people there it was their 1st experience of the game. The pull shot was a definite favourite with people becoming quite competitive about how far they could hit the ball! Low to high and clearing the in field was the preferred method!The day also saw people have a go at bowling, throwing and catching. It was nice to hear some feedback from ...
    Posted 27 Jun 2014, 07:50 by Luke Ryan
  • Oxford City Council ParAbility Day The Oxfordshire Cricket Board delivered cricket during the Oxford City Council's ParAbility Day at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre yesterday. Stuart Murphy, using 'Cricket Factory' equipment ran cricket sessions throughout the day for children from Oxford City Schools. Stuart is the ECB MLD Team Manager and is running sessions for VI Cricket in Oxfordshire. The OCB are looking to build relationships with SEN schools throughout Oxfordshire and provide the opportunity for anybody to enjoy cricket. 
    Posted 14 May 2014, 08:18 by Luke Ryan
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