Gloucestershire schools on way to Regional Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket Competitions

This month we have seen 10 schools, 12 teams, 85 players compete at the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket County competitions to achieve a place at the regional competitions next month, all supported by 17 young leaders.

Table cricket is an adapted form of cricket played around a table tennis table. It enables young people to experience cricket, compete against their peers, make friends and have fun. For many it is their chance to represent their school at sport.

On 8th March, 4 schools competed at UWE, for a chance to go to Exeter for the regionals. It was a closely contested competition with all schools on equal points after the 2nd round. Bradley Stoke Community School and Warmley Park School edged ahead in round 3, but on equal points it was all down to runs scored.

Congratulations to Warmley Park School as winners overall and well done to Bradley Stoke Community school.

2 young leaders umpiring while player is batting. player bowling

On 15th March, at University of Gloucestershire, 8 teams competed for the chance to go to Edgbaston. After the group stages, we had teams from Belmont School  and Alderman Knight School that had not lost a match. Playing off in a tense final, Belmont School set a reasonable score, but Alderman Knight School’s  steady batting gave them the edge.

Congratulations to Alderman Knight School who won the final and Well done to Belmont school.

The Table Cricket competition has not only given an opportunity for our pupils to be part of an inclusive sport, but it has also been a great experience for our young leaders to grow in confidence.

It was very well run at the right pace and enough games for all participants. – Stefan Hunt, Alderman Knight School 

Team photo including players, young leaders

Young Leaders

Both competitions, teams were supported by Young Leaders who had been undertaking a Sports Leaders award, enabling them to umpire and score. All the young leaders were amazing, helping teams where needed, giving great decisive decisions when umpiring and have an extensive knowledge of the rules. A few of the young leaders will go to the Regionals to officiate there.

Thank you to Innova Renewables, who came along to both competitions to volunteer. We hope they had a great time learning about Table Cricket and helping during the day during the matches. Their help was invaluable.

A fantastic opportunity to be part of a great initiative to get all children involved in sport. The young leaders lead the way and should be very proud of themselves. A great day enjoyed by all. Thank you “ – Michael, at Innova Renewables 

If you or your club wish to get involved in Table Cricket please contact:

Jeanette Tate on 07432 728926 or

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