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

  • 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
  • Cricket for all at Abingdon and Witney College! The Oxfordshire Cricket Board delivered some exciting sessions of cricket for Abingdon and Witney College during February and March. Dick Giles an experienced inclusivity coached worked for 8 weeks with a pleasing number of students, working on their core skills and game awareness.  'it was a very humbling but very satisfying experience to see the development of the group. One or two who hadn't participated in previous sports sessions took to cricket and really enjoyed themselves'Richard Giles, OCB Disability Coach.  The OCB are in the process of developing their disability cricket program after being given the opportunity through ring-fenced funding from the ECB. Through consultation with the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership a development plan will be in place ...
    Posted 14 May 2014 08:06 by Luke Ryan
  • Disability Team meeting minutes Please find attached the details of the meeting that took place last month. Highlights are the exciting new BOBI Cricket League that is being organised by OCB, Bucks CB and Berks CB for the summer. Also successful sessions have been run by Dick Giles at Abingdon and Witney College and has a program planned for Frankwise School in Banbury. 
    Posted 7 May 2014 00:49 by Luke Ryan
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