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:
- Encouraging inter-generational interaction to improving understanding between generations
- 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.”