Somerset Disabled CC

History

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.  

To hear more about our disability team, listen to our recent BBC Somerset interview

 

 

Achievements

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 two regional leagues, with the top two teams progressing to semi-finals and finals. In 2006, less then a decade after being formed, the Somerset team won their first national league title. Since then winning has become an enjoyable habit.

2006 - National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball) - CHAMPIONS

2007 - National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball) - CHAMPIONS

2009 - National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball) - CHAMPIONS

2010 - National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball) - CHAMPIONS

2011 - National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball) - CHAMPIONS

Club Life

Such success hasn't gone unnoticed and 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.

To watch the SDCC episode of Club Life and gain a real insight into some of the members of the club please follow the link.