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The Lord's Taverners Indigenous Cricket

Indigenous Cricket

The Lord's Taverners Imparja Cup

First held in 1994 in the Northern Territory as a community-based event between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the Imparja Cup has grown to become a premier fixture on the national cricket calendar.

Cricket Australia's national talent manager Greg Chappell attended this year's 20th anniversary Imparja Cup and went away impressed by the organisation and the talent on show.

It was his first visit to the competition and a real boost to the 38 teams and 500 players from around the nation.

Chappell said that Cricket Australia's search for talented cricketers spanned the country, and the Imparja Cup provided a week-long advertisement for the nation's indigenous talent pool. "It links the participants to the high performance system and hopefully someday will lead to a Baggy Green," he said.

 

The Lord's Taverners Blind Cricket

Blind Cricket

The Lord's Taverners supports the Australian team. Australian Blind Cricket Carnivals (Championships) are conducted bi-annually and are held in State rotation around Australia.
 

 

The Lord's Taverners Deaf Cricket

Deaf Cricket

The Lord's Taverners supports the Australian team in the quadrennial Deaf Cricket Ashes, played between Australia and England. The next Series will be played in England in 2015.
 

 

The Lord's Taverners Intellectually Impaired Cricket

Intellectually Impaired Cricket

Lord's Taverners and Ausrapid

The Lord's Taverners Tri-Cricket series is for players with an intellectual disability and is contested by Australia, England and South Africa every two years. The series is currently being contested in England to coincide with the Ashes Tour The Australian team is supported by a partnership between Cricket Australia, the Lord's Taverners and Ausrapid.

Ausrapid is a national body which works with organisations such as Cricket Australia to assist them include programs for people with integration difficulties.

Lord's Taverners has been associated with Ausrapid since 1993 and the partnership has provided the framework for the development of cricket and indoor cricket for players with an intellectual disability.

Being accepted and acknowledged for their skill and ability within sport has given many the increased self esteem necessary to gain meaningful employment and ultimately make a significant contribution to their community.