You might not think of cricket when you see a table tennis table, but the game of Table Cricket provides an opportunity for youngsters with severe physical or learning disabilities to play competitive cricket.
A regional tournament took place on Friday 24th April at the Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Nottingham Trent University and pupils from GANF's Sandon School, entered the event!
The day was run by Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust in Partnership with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Board. Six teams attended - Carlton Academy, Sandon School, Oak Field School, Christ the King Academy, Beech Academy and Woodlands School.
Sandon pupils did very well, winning 2 of their 5 games!
The day was won by Carlton Academy, who won all their 5 games.
All the children that took part in the event were presented with a certificate and a goody bag at the end of the day.
How to play Table Top Cricket:
Teams consist of six players, with each individual innings lasting two overs, regardless of whether the batter is given out.
Every time a wicket is lost five runs are deducted from the team's starting score of 200.
Two, four or six runs can be scored if the ball is hit in-between fielders placed on the side panels.
Wide deliveries are severely punished with four runs awarded to the batting team.
Don't think that being a batsman is easy though, with six different ways of being dismissed.
Avoiding the 'caught out' zones on the side panels requires good shot selection and placement.