Innovation from the ECB

Cricket Full Circle delivers inclusive cricket formats, Clock Cricket and Table Cricket, designed for individuals with limited mobility.

Cricket Full Circle was derived to address two key social objectives:

  1. Encouraging inter-generational interaction to improving understanding between generations
  2. Combating loneliness and social isolation whilst increasing physical and mental well-being in the elderly and adults with vulnerabilities

The inter-generational component sees the programme delivered by college students, with disabilities, who have a background in table cricket.

“We can engage with people who potentially suffer as much from loneliness as lack of physical activity. It allows people to have a laugh together, form relationships and involves people interacting together. It helps break down social barriers and promotes a sense of team spirit and competitiveness.”

Richard Hill

ECB’s Disability Support Officer

Get Involved

All of our Cricket Full Circle centres also have the option of registering participants for the Edgbaston Foundation Virtual Clock Cricket League, which allows citizens at each of our participating centres to compete against those in other centres through a virtual league maintained by the Edgbaston Foundation.

Citizens participating in the sessions are also invited to social events held at Edgbaston Stadium and we are looking forward to our first face-to-face Cricket Full Circle Tournament in October 2020.

“I want to say a huge thanks to the Edgbaston Foundation for their magnificent job in engaging our service users in Full Circle Cricket. They have learned so much and even more importantly are having so much fun. These cricket sessions are a great engagement tool to support their well-being and have been a fantastic way of building a relationship with Edgbaston Stadium.”

Mick Lynch

Moseley Day Centre

Joel’s Story

Joel was part of Hive College’s work placement scheme who supported us in piloting Cricket Full Circle, to Birmingham City Council, at a care home in Edgbaston.

Joel’s natural coaching ability shone through. He became instrumental in the development of ‘Cricket Full Circle’ and is now the lead volunteer on the project.

In appreciation for his efforts Sport Director, Paul Farbrace and England Coach, Chris Silverwood presented  Joel with the first Edgbaston Foundation Community Hero award at the 2019 Ashes Test match.

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Or contact Foundation Development Officer Helen Fernando via helenfernando@edgbaston.com.