All Abilities cricketers set to play

December 02, 2017

All Abilities cricketers will put their skills on show in the GV Harmony Cup.

Having watched their heroes enjoy a commanding win in the first Ashes test in Brisbane, All Abilities cricketers will put their skills on show in the GV Harmony Cup.

On Wednesday, players will take to Victoria Park Lake as participation in All Abilities sport continues to rise.

This is the third instalment of the Harmony Cup, growing with each year it is held.

Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation volunteer of the year Alana Baldi has been in charge of six weeks worth of training sessions in the lead in, passing on her knowledge.

Shepparton United Cricket Club and Connect GV are hosting the event.

Valley Sport project officer Jarryd Cutler said the day was important for encouraging those with a physical or intellectual disability to play sport.

‘‘Often it can be quite difficult or daunting for someone with a disability to take part in a sport that they are passionate about or to join in with a club based competition,’’ he said.

‘‘We have collectively worked towards reaching our goal of removing any barriers that may exist in participating in sport or active recreation.

‘‘Cricket Victoria and the Shepparton Youth United Cricket Club have also been fantastic, opening their doors to our athletes and providing expert coaching and an inclusive environment.’’

The Harmony Cup runs from 1pm to 3pm, giving players time to go home and catch the final day of the first day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide.

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