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03/07/2019

‘People don’t understand until they’ve seen it’: the power of disability sport

Disability is no bar to excellence – that’s the message of those working to bring physical disability cricket to a wider audience writes Steve Morgan in the Guardian.

There is a burgeoning range of sports for people with disabilities: the Paralympics is just the tip of the iceberg. From football – there are varieties for both frames and powerchairs – to wheelchair rugby, or blind and visually impaired tennis, disability sport is enjoying something of a boom. There is even table cricket: a specially adapted version of the game requiring no little skill, the national title of which was contested by more than 300 schools.