April is Autism Acceptance Month so as part of our Edgbaston for Everyone pledge we brought together ‘The Autistic Cricketer’ Haroon Irshad and Bears all-rounder Rob Yates to further raise awareness of the condition.

Haroon – who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two – opens the batting for Warwickshire’s Disability Access Team and captains a Sunday Second XI side for his local club Walmley.

He launched his online persona The Autistic Cricketer last year to showcase the Access Team’s progress and to encourage more people with autism to play cricket.