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Somerset Disabled CC

About 

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club compete in the ECB National Disability County Cricket Championships in the Super 9s South West division along with two other counties.  The club will play each team three times, with the team finishing top of the league progressing to the national semi finals.

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club play their home games at Taunton Deane Cricket Club and matches are contested with a incrediball (not a hard cricketball, a softer ball with a hard foam centre)   For more information on the league, please visit Disability Cricket (external link)

How do I get to play? 

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club are a friendly and socialable club who are always looking for new players.  For more information about how you can be considered for team selection, please read the Training Page 

somerset disabled cricket club team picture

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club 

Club Committee 

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club have a Club Committee; names and roles can be seen below.

Tracy Hallows – Chairperson
Jason Mayled – Manager
Neil Staines – Coach 
Linda Curtis – Treasurer
Steve Gass – Secretary
Paul Lewis – Welfare Officer
Nick Dean – Club Captain 

For information or to contact any of the committee, please email steve.gass@somersetcricketboard.org

Sponsors

The Club is always on the look out for support.  This season, the club have secured a fantastic sponsorship deal with Somerset Care; Realise.  This is a fantastic £500 per season, for the next three seasons.    In addition, the club have also secured donations from CareTech and the Freemasons of Nailsea.  

History

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club was formed in 1997 and since then has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to the support of the Somerset Cricket Board and through the sheer determination of a number of hardworking individuals the club has become one of the strongest in the Country. Achieving success on a national scale, whilst also managing to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities and all types of physical and learning impairments.

This is a club run by disabled people for disabled people.

Achievements

Somerset Disabled Cricket Club competes in the National Disabled Cricket League (Incrediball). The incrediball is a safety compound ball, used to help reduce the risk of injury, it looks and behaves as a regular cricket ball. The National League is organised into regional leagues, with the top team progressing to semi-finals and finals. In 2006, less then a decade after being formed, the Somerset team won their first national league title and winning has been a habit since!

Find out more 

The club has enjoyed plenty of media coverage over previous years with the most recent being provided by BBC Somerset.  Take a minute and listen to Club Captain Nick Dean discuss how cricket has made a difference

During the 2012 season Sky Sports chose Somerset Disabled Cricket Club as one of their Club Life Roadshow clubs.

Being filmed for the day was a real thrill for the entire club and gave them the opportunity to show just what they can achieve. The picture opposite shows the Sky reporters capturing footage of the warm-up before the match in which the team went on to complete a convincing victory against Hampshire Disabled Cricket Club.

To watch the SDCC episode of Club Life and gain a real insight into some of the members of the club (external link) 

Season Review

2018

2018 saw the Somerset Disability Cricket team going from strength to strength and enjoying another season of cricket that was mostly played in good weather.

Six games were played against Gloucestershire and Dorset with an even balance between home and away fixtures.

The SDCC home games were staged at the Convent Field, the home of Taunton Deane Cricket Club, to whom everybody is hugely grateful for the warm welcome that we were given and the way the club was looked after.

At the end of the season Somerset came out on top of the group table, notching up four wins, losing one game and having one abandoned because of the weather.

With the Somerset team finishing top of the league, they gained themselves automatic entry into national Semi-Finals that were to be played at Newark in Nottinghamshire.

The team duly made the journey northward and played Essex in their semi-final tie. However unfortunately after a brave effort against strong opponents who were enjoying a run of good form Somerset lost.

The Somerset team were not too disheartened though as they had achieved plenty of positives throughout the season.

Hard work in training, and a friendly club atmosphere supported by a host of personnel behind the scenes bodes well for the 2019 season, with the provision of extra training sessions over the winter and the introduction of the Dragons development team.

The club has got plenty to look forward to in both 2019 and beyond.

Before then targets will be set and accomplished as the club grows to hopefully become a household name in disability cricket flying the flag for Somerset on the national stage.

The Somerset Disability cricketers would like to offer their grateful thanks to their sponsors Realise (Somerset Care) and look forward to a continuing partnership going forward. 

AWARDS

Player of the Year. James Mayled
Batsman of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Bowler of the Year. Jack Milton
Fielder of the Year. Jamie Turner
Most Improved. Colin Hancock 

2017

Super9’s Group A South West – Results 2017 Season

Sunday 25th June 2017

Somerset v Hampshire – Hampshire (42 all out) lost to Somerset (44 for 2) by 6 wickets. J. Turner (Somerset) 3 – 11; Somerset 30 points; Hampshire 0 points.

Sunday 11th June 2017

Somerset v Gloucestershire Javelins – Somerset (179 for 7) beat Gloucestershire Javelins (49 all out) by 130 runs. Jack Milton (Somerset) 51. Somerset 30 points; Gloucestershire 3 points

Sunday 7th May 2017

Dorset v Somerset – Dorset (158 for 2) beat Somerset (146 for 5) by 12 runs. S Wiltshere (Dorset) 50; T Best (Dorset) 50. Dorset 30 points; Somerset 3 points

League Table 

 

Team 

P W L NR Bat Bowl Pens Points
Isle of Wight  4 4 0 0 0 0 0 120
Hampshire 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 60
Somerset 4 2 2 0 3 0 -15 48
Dorset 4 1 2 1 5 2 -15 32
Gloucestershire Javelins 4 0 3 1 2 5 -15 2

AWARDS

Player of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Batsman of the Year. Jim (Trig) Redwood
Bowler of the Year. James Mayled
Fielder of the Year. Russ Young