Beacon Hill take Table Cricket title

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Pupils enjoyed getting to grips with Table Cricket at the Graham Gooch Indoor Cricket Centre this week

Beacon Hill were crowned champions of the first Essex Table Cricket Festival for Special needs schools this week.

After a round-robin competition on Tuesday with Edith Borthwick and Thriftwood, with all teams playing four matches, Beacon Hill came out on top.

They were presented with the trophy by Essex captain Mark Pettini and coach Paul Grayson.

The competition at the Graham Gooch Indoor Cricket Centre in Chelmsford was used to introduce the game, which is devised for people with disabilities and has rules similar to cricket, to schools in the area.

The participants reported a great days entertainment with refreshments provided by ASDA supermarket in Chelmsford.

Essex County Cricket Board are now running a series of in-school coaching sessions funded by Sports Unlimited.

It is hoped that as many schools as possible join take up the game with plans for interschool, county and a national competition run by the Lord’s Taverners.