Second Adapted Cricket day even more successful!
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
After the inaugural event was such a success in 2009, it was perhaps not surprising that the second annual instalment of the Waitakere Cricket Club hosted 'Adapted Cricket Open Day' saw a 100% increase in numbers.
On Sunday 7th February near on 200 people (and some fabulous weather!) turned out for the multitude of activities on offer. It was the volunteers from Westpac, Halberg Trust, and the Cricket club that made the day such a success however. They provided coaching in Milo cricket (8 a side) for those with physical and intellectual impairments, with everyone having a turn at batting, fielding and bowling, and given a chance to try out their new skills against their peers.
The club also enlisted the support of the Blind Cricket Association, who showcased their sport and assisted others with impairments to give it a go.
The 'Table Cricket' was again popular. This sport seems to be gaining some Momentum in certain schools around Auckland, again thanks mainly to the efforts of the Waitakere Cricket Club, and as such the club has been invited to form a team to attend the first International Table Cricket Competition in South Africa in 2011.