The Cricket NSW All Abilities teams selected for the 2019 National Cricket Inclusion Championships were presented with their caps in front of the crowd at Spotless Stadium before the BBL match between the Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers on Sunday afternoon.
NSW will be represented by an Intellectual Disability, Blind and Low Vision, as well as Deaf and Hard of Hearing team at the championships starting next Monday in Geelong.
Sydney Thunder General Manager Lee Germon and the Hon Ray Williams MP, Minister for Disability Services and for Multiculturalism, presented all players with their caps out on the ground.
“The members of these teams are all fine cricketers who are committed to our sport. Many of the players are members of our Thunder Nation and it was a pleasure to present their caps at a Big Bash match,” said Germon.
“They are fine role models and inspiring individuals who I know will represent NSW with pride.”
Last year the Deaf and Hard of Hearing team lost to the eventual champions South Australia in the semi-finals, finishing fourth overall.
The NSW Blind and Low Vision team will defend the title they won last year after defeating Victoria by three runs in the final.
The NSW Intellectual Disability team made the semi-finals but lost to Queensland and finished fourth.
NSW Intellectual Disability Team
Omkar Dhupar Singh
Charith De Silva
Matt Clifton – Head Coach
Manjit Dhupar Singh – Assistant Coach
Greg Brown – Team Manager
NSW Blind and Low Vision Team
Lindsey Heaven (C)
Graham Coulton – Team Manager
Jason Stubbs – Head Coach
Samuel Platts – Team Support
NSW Deaf and Hard of Hearing Team
Andrew Park (C)
Paul Welch – Team Manager