England to play NUSC
Posted by web on 17/06/2017 20:42
ENGLAND PD TO PLAY NUSC AT STOKESLEY
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
The England Physical Disability (PD) team will be making a welcome appearance at Stokesley Cricket Club on Sunday 20th August as they continue their preparation towards a world tournament in 2019.
The England PD squad will be at Stokesley Cricket Club for a two-match T20 series against the local amateur NUSC club cricketers. The squad will be led by new head coach Ian Salisbury who, alongside Visually Impaired Head Coach Ross Hunter, has become one of the world’s first full-time disability international coaches.
The PD team will arrive at Stokesley during a busy season including fixtures against county academy sides Warwickshire and Durham, Minor Counties in Cheshire and Staffordshire while enjoying a day with the Duke of Norfolk’s XI at Arundel, and an annual fixture against the British Army in Aldershot.
The England PD fixtures come in a run of challenging match opportunities for NUSC with Cricket Scotland, and the Asian Professional XI (coordinated by Horden CC), providing the warm up to England before the North West Warriors (Ireland) arrive in the North East for a 3-day series starting on Monday 21st August.
John D Holland, NUSC Director noted: “the England PD matches are an opportunity all of the amateur NUSC players are looking forward to, and to defying the odds to give England a run for their money on the field.”
The series also presents an opportunity for local lad England captain, Iain Nairn, to showcase the talents of his PD squad to the region, and against a club he knows well in NUSC, having spent time training with them in the past few years.
Iain Nairn England PD Captain said: “It’s great to be able to bring the team to the North East and to hopefully show our talent and quality in my home region. I know that the NUSC team will be well drilled and will make sure we have a very competitive day of T20 cricket.
“I was lucky enough to train with NUSC as I started my England career. The support they gave me was invaluable as I prepared for earlier tours with England. They give local cricketers an excellent grounding to move forward in the game.”
The T20 pink ball matches will start at 1030, in coloured clothing with full match day facilities available at Stokesley CC for spectators.
For more information on the opportunities available to disability, cricketers log onto www.yorkshirecb.com/page/players/disability/disability-cricket-resources-6356 or, contact Yorkshire Cricket Board Disability Community Coach Charlie Roebuck on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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