Thu, 10th September 2015

Lancashire Plays Role In England Physical Disability Victory

England’s Physical Disability cricket team created history earlier on today by beating Pakistan by 19 runs to claim the inaugural ICRC T20 title in Bangladesh.

The team, coached by Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Qasim Ali, featuring two Red Rose players – Callum Flynn and Jordan Williams - and with Chris Highton from the Lancashire Cricket Board as Performance Analyst helped England to win the first multi-national PD (physical disabilities) competition of its kind.

Bobby Denning, LCB’s Managing Director, said: “This is a great achievement by the England PD squad on winning the International Committee of the Red Cross International (ICRC)T20 Tournament for people with Physical Disabilities.

“Having worked as the England Deaf coach for five years in the past, I know the preparation, resources and expectation that comes with being the elite disability environment.
“I am delighted for the Lancashire PD players Callum Flynn and Jordan Williams and the coaching staff made up of Lancastrians Qas Ali and Chris Highton.

“The timing of the win demonstrates why as a County Cricket Board we need to continue to grow and develop the game for disabled people in the county through the work of our Disability Officer James Cutt.”
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