Congratulations to our very own Spartan Sean McGowan, who last week competed for Western Australia in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships!
Sean is another state representative here at the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club, and we couldn’t be happier for him!
Seany headed off to Geelong for the tournament, for five rounds of T20 cricket against the other states.
For the first time, cricketers with an intellectual disability will play alongside deaf and hard of hearing, and blind and vision impaired cricketers in a National Championships.
Australian cricket is determined to continue making the game more accessible to people from all walks of life. One in five Australians live with a disability, so it is important to provide meaningful opportunities for cricketers who are blind, deaf or have an intellectual disability. Those players now have the chance to represent their state or territory. It is all about providing people with opportunities to play the game and reach their full potential.
It is a big year for Australian Cricket and it is only going to get bigger with this National Cricket Inclusion Championships, which wouldn’t be a possibility without great support from around the country. Thank you to the Commonwealth Bank, Victorian Government, Cricket Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Lord’s Taverners Australia and Karingal St Laurence for your support.
It’s now over to the officials, teams, tournament staff, and most importantly the players to get the 2017 Cricket Australia National Cricket Inclusion Championships started!
Good luck to everyone involved.
– James Sutherland (ACB CEO)
Although the results didn’t go as well as the WA boys would have hoped, Sean played a big part in their win over Tasmania, taking 1/18 from his four overs.
He also top scored in the match against New South Wales, smashing 19 from 12 deliveries.
Congratulations mate on your efforts from all of us at the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club!