It was great to be back out in the fresh air for a session of all things Cricket.
Ray was back so he led the warm up, with Ollie. From there it was straight in to the cricketing activities and we started with some throwing and catching in pairs. We then enhanced that by changing it to a bounce pass with a disk to aim at as a target to bounce the ball on. Then Ray led a game of Champion. This is a catching game where the kids line up facing Ray and he calls out one name at a time and throws the ball to that person. If they catch the ball they move one space up the line but drop it and you move one space down. The Champion is the person at the top of the line at the end of the game.
After a quick drinks break we progressed on to some fielding practice which at first was picking a ball up from a cone, running around the wicket before placing it back again. Then we progressed to throwing at the wicket, taking it in turns to throw then be wicketkeeper. Lastly the wicketkeeper would roll the ball out so that the incoming fielder would collect the moving ball and throw it at the wicket. They would then become the wicketkeeper and carry on the rotation in the group.
Next up it was batting practice which to start with was hitting the ball off the tees but aiming towards a target areas. We then had our main break before wrapping up the crickett with some games of Qwik cricket with everyone taking a turn to bat, bowl, be wicketkeeper or field. The aim being that when batting you face a set number of bowls and you have to get as many runs as you can but you can only run when the bowler does not have the ball.
We finished off the session with some games of Boccia. The blue team won the first three ends but the red team made some amends by winning the last one.
It was another great session with some good effort from all the kids. Our Star of the Week awards this week went to Alexander and Todd - well done to both of you!
See you all again next Saturday for more fun and games.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.