Melland & Burnage victorious
The Greater Manchester Schools Disability Competitions took place on 14th & 16th June 2011 at Middleton Cricket Club.
In memory of Carole Roscoe, a keen follower of disability cricket in Lancashire, Dave and Stuart Roscoe have donated the Carole Roscoe Memorial Plate for both competitions, which will be presented annually to the winners.
Severe Learning Disability (SLD) / Physical Disability (PD) Competition
Glorious sunshine met the 8 competing schools on Tuesday for the SLD competition. The teams were split into 2 groups and played in a league format with the winning team from each league competing in the final. Melland (Manchester) and New Bridge (Oldham) proved too strong for their opposition in the group stages and entertained all in a classic final. Melland batted first and posted 266 before restricting New Bridge to 245 to claim the SLD / PD Carole Roscoe Memorial Plate.
SLD / PD Competition scores (71 Kb)
Moderate Learning Disability (MLD) Competition
Middleton CC played host to 7 teams on Thursday. Two leagues were formed and teams competed for a place in the semi finals. Burnage (Manchester) played Ewing (Manchester) with Burnage going through to the final scoring 24 more runs. In the other semi Samuel Laycock (Tameside) beat St John Vianney (Trafford) by scoring 13 more runs. In the final Samuel Laycock posted a total of 185, but Burnage were too strong for them finishing on 286 runs and claiming the MLD Carole Roscoe Memorial Plate.
MLD Competition scores (74 Kb)
Watch a short video of the action from the day. If you can't see the video download QuickTime free from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.
Thank you to all competing teams, school staff, coaches and Middleton Cricket Club for contributing towards two enjoyable competitions.
The LCB would like to thank Dave and Stuart Roscoe for contributing trophies in memory of Carole Roscoe.
Rob Tipping (Competition Organiser)