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Worcestershire to host England Physical Disability Team against Lord's Taverners XI

England's Physical Disability Cricket Team will play a match against the Lord's Taverners ahead of Worcestershire Rapid's Vitality Blast game against Derbyshire Falcons on 10 June.

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Worcestershire to host England Physical Disability Team against Lord's Taverners XI

Liam O'Brien is a key all-rounder for the England Physical Disability Team

The England Physical Disability Team will play the world-famous Lord’s Taverners XI in a prestigious match to be played at New Road on Friday 10 June.

The match will take place ahead of the Worcestershire Rapids versus Derbyshire Falcons meeting in the Vitality Blast.

The day will help to raise awareness and funds to support the work of the Lord’s Taverners, which is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.

The Lord’s Taverners breaks down barriers and empowers disadvantaged and disabled young people to fulfil their potential and build life skills.

The match at New Road is the first of two against the England Physical Disability Team, with the other taking place at Tring on Sunday 7 August.

ECB Head of Disability Cricket, Ian Martin, said: “The England Physical Disability Squad are looking forward to playing The Lord’s Taverners at New Road and celebrating the partnership that exists between ECB and the country’s leading sport-for-social development charity.

“The match will take on added significance following approval to build the world’s first Inclusive Cricket Centre in Worcester.

“The centre will not only increase access to cricket for disabled people but allows us to strengthen partnerships with The Lord’s Taverners, Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester University, whose expertise will help drive a truly innovative project.

“The day promises to be a real highlight in our fixture calendar and a great celebration of the opportunities that exist for disabled people to access our sport”.

Entry to the fixture is included with all tickets for the Vitality Blast fixture against Derbyshire, which will be available via Worcestershire CCC from Wednesday 9 March.

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