On Thursday, June 27, Fairfax Academy travelled to the Home of Cricket to compete in the National Table Cricket Finals.

Table cricket is an exciting, fast-paced version of the game played on a table tennis table and specially designed to give young people with a disability the chance to play and compete in the game of cricket.

Fairfax qualified for the finals by finishing first in the tournament’s regional stage, which took place on Tuesday, April 16 at Edgbaston.

Players had the opportunity to meet Somerset cricketers Jack Leach and Anya Shrubsole, as well as TV personality Matt Lucas, and share their excitement for the day.

Fairfax Academy finished fifth in a highly competitive table cricket tournament with 12 teams.

Rob Eynon and Nigel-Perry Ogden, from the Warwickshire Cricket Foundation, joined the school on their visit to Lord’s to encourage and cheer on the team.

Rob Eynon, Disability Cricket Development Officer, said “It’s an amazing achievement for Fairfax to represent Warwickshire again at the National Table Cricket Finals.”

“The students are a joy to be around and they have so much passion for the game. It’s a testament to the dedication of the staff, who are so supportive of the students.”

The Warwickshire Cricket Foundation delivers a wide range of inclusive programmes designed to ignite a passion for cricket. To find out how we aim to make cricket accessible to all, click here.