Tens of thousands more state school children and Black and South Asian cricketers set to benefit from new partnerships to break down cricket’s barriers
Additional £2m investment in five charity partners to help realise ambition of being the most inclusive sport
Work to tackle equity in state school talent and participation, disability, Black and South Asian communities
Significant acceleration in work to support communities where cricket has been hard to access
New and expanded ECB charity partnerships will provide free cricket to more state
Flynn and Greenway lead Hawks to Disability Premier League trophy
Hawks 160-2 beat Pirates 156-6 by eight wickets
A masterclass from Callum Flynn and George Greenway led the Hawks to the Disability Premier League trophy at Derby.
The pair put on 112 for the third wicket to overhaul the Pirates' total of 156-6 and see their team home by eight wickets with over two overs to spare.
The Pirates would have been relatively happy at the interval, their competi
Matt Askin retires from international cricket
England Physical Disability star Matt Askin has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Debuting for the England Physical Disability team back in 2010, Askin played a pivotal role in progressing the international game.
He leaves a strong legacy, having appeared in six tours and 40 games for his country, including the inaugural Physical Disability tour in Dubai against Pakistan,
England Men and England Women squads announced for World Blind Games
England Men's and England Women's Blind teams have announced their squads for the World Blind Games.
The games are taking place in Birmingham throughout August, and the competition marks a debut for the England Women’s Blind team.
England Men's Blind Team
Ed Hossell (cap)
Fixtures announced for World Blind Games and Disability Premier League
Fixtures have been confirmed for the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Blind Games and the Disability Premier League.
For the first time, England will have both men’s and women’s teams competing in August at the IBSA World Games in Birmingham. Both teams start their campaign with matches against Australia and both will be aiming for the final at Edgbaston on 26 August. The
ECB announces 2024 England Women's and England Men's home schedule
England Women and England Men to play concurrent white-ball series against Pakistan to open the international summer. England Women return to high-capacity venues including Edgbaston, Headingley, The Ageas Bowl, The Kia Oval and Lord’s following record ticket sales this summer. England Men host Pakistan Men in four IT20s before flying out to defend their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in the Unit
Clare Connor appointed ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women
Clare Connor is to take up a new expanded role as ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women.
Clare took on the role of Interim CEO in June 2022, having previously been ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket in which she oversaw a transformational period for the game.
She begins the new role with immediate effect following Richard Gould’s arrival at the or
Two new coaching appointments confirmed for England Disablity teams
The England Disability Cricket Performance programme has confirmed the appointment of Jason Weaver as Head Coach of the England Deaf team.
Most recently Jason was Assistant Coach of the England Learning Disability Squad, and his experience includes time at Kent CCC, Shropshire CCC and Cricket Uganda.
Weaver's appointment comes off the back of confirmation that Lauren Rowles has been appo
ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners join forces, taking cricket to hundreds more schools this year
Through inclusive programmes being rolled out by the ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners, cricket will be taken directly to those children who are at the greatest risk of missing out on playing the game.
More than 55,000 extra children from underserved communities, and those attending special educational needs and disability schools, are being given the chance to play cricket through
England Deaf on the verge of a historic Ashes win
A brilliantly paced, patient unbeaten 82 from Josh Price eased England to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the opening ODI in Brisbane to put the Deaf Ashes within tantalising reach.
Guaranteed a share of the spoils, George Greenway’s men now need one win from the remaining two games to lift the trophy for the first time.
After Australia’s dramatic super-over win in Sun
England Learning Disability side complete T20 series win Down Under
A dramatic day and night – and another hugely powerful advert for disability cricket – ended in mixed fortunes for England’s double Ashes assault down under.
While Jack Perry’s blistering century tightened the Learning Disability side’s grip on the series, there was heartbreak for the Deaf XI. Chasing 106 to mirror the LD side’s 4-1 commanding T20 performance, George Greenway’s m
England PD teams continue to lead in Australia
A nail-biting, one-run defeat under the lights for England’s Learning Disability side kept hosts Australia’s hopes of a share of the Commonwealth Bank International Inclusion Series alive.
Targeting 124 to go 4-0 up at the halfway point of their eight-game rubber after an impressive 49-run win in the morning’s first T20 meeting, Chris Edwards’ men fell agonisingly short at the