At the same time that England were giving a cricketing lesson to the Springboks in Johannesburg we at Epping Forest Sportability Club were practising cricket ourselves. The session started with some simple skills and games based around throwing and catching. This involved working in pairs initially throwing the ball to each other and catching. We then moved on to a game of Champions where the aim of the game is the person to consistently catch the ball each time and never dropping the ball. The more times you catch it successfully the more you move up the line of children but if you drop it you move back down the line. After that we switched to throwing at a target - namely the wickets. This focused not just on the ability to throw the ball but aiming it at a specifc target.
After a short break we finished the session with some games of Three Tee cricket which, for the batter, is about striking the ball but for everyone else it is about fielding the ball before it hits the back wall.
At the end of the session the coaches decided that Shevin, one of our newer members, was Star of the Week for working hard throughout the session. Unfortunately we didnt get a photo of Shevin with the coaches as Lesley, our expert photographer this weeek, had to leave early but very well done to Shevin!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.