England’s disability cricket squads have taken on the Super 1s Hundred Challenge of covering a combined distance of 500 miles - the equivalent of visiting all eight venues hosting The Hundred.
The disability cricketers and staff set out the challenge at the beginning of July, attempting to walk, run, cycle or swim the distance over the course of the month to help raise funds for the Lord’s Taverners Super 1s disability cricket programme.
The Super 1s programme gives young people with disabilities more opportunities to play regular competitive cricket and is already having a positive impact throughout 20 counties and Scotland – with plans to increase this to all 39 counties by 2024.
The team reached their goal of completing the 500 miles on the evening of the 26th, five days before the end of the month. They continued their efforts to see just how far they can get by the 31st and to raise as much money as possible.
Richard Hill MBE, ECB Disability Cricket Competition Manager, said: “All of us that are involved in this challenge have been fortunate to experience life-changing opportunities that disability cricket has given us. Whether we play, manage or administrate in our game, we are all very keen to ensure disability cricket continues to have a bright and exciting future.
“We managed to complete the 500 miles last Monday evening which is fantastic! We continued to count our mileage until the end of the month and we're just waiting to see how far we can got in total.
“My personal target was to swim the equivalent of crossing the channel in my local swimming pool which is 22 miles and 1,080 lengths! I'm very proud of myself and the team for what we have achieved.”
Support the players and staff who took part in this challenge and help to make a difference to disadvantaged and disabled young people throughout the UK.
A donation of:
• £10 will allow a child to attend 4 weekly coaching sessions
• £15 will allow a child to attend 4 weekly coaching session and have access to a local competition
• £20 will allow one child to attend 4 weekly sessions and have access to a local competition and lifestyle workshop
• £120 will allow one child to attend one weekly session for a year
• £500 will allow one child to attend an outward bound residential weekend
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