The Lord's Taverners recently released their Impact Report for 2020/21 showcasing the support they have been able to offer a variety of communities through cricket.

One of these has been through Table Cricket, which is designed to get young people with a range of learning and complex physical disabilities to take part in cricket.

So far, Table Cricket has been coached to approximately 150 students from a wide variety of schools from all corners of Cumbria.

In order to encourage participation in Table Cricket, a number of school and regional competitions have been set up, which have seen more than 130 people take part.

A teacher from Dowdales School, who has had students involved, said: “Table cricket was something that we were not really aware of, so when Hannah got in touch with me and offered to train our students, I jumped at the opportunity.

" have a number of students who are unable to access PE lessons, so this opportunity allowed these students to represent their school."

In addition to providing opportunities for disabled people to get take part in sport, the Table Cricket programme is also encouraging young people to embrace greater responsibility as part of the course’s Young Leaders section of the Table Cricket programme.

So far, the Table Cricket initiative has trained 27 students to become Young Leaders.

Cumbria Cricket's Director of Cricket Development, Bob Simpson said: "We're proud to be further developing our Table Cricket programme in our aim to provide opportunities to everyone from all backgrounds and to ensure everyone across the county feels involved in the Cumbria Cricket family."