The County Table Cricket Finals took place on Friday, March 24, with schools from across Devon coming together to compete for the county title.

The competition gives young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the chance to play cricket in a competitive environment, to be part of a team and to represent their school at a competitive level.

Newton Abbot College won every game in the group stage en route to the County final.Multiple teams from Coombeshead Academy, Orchard Manor School and Newton Abbott College faced off at the Devon Cricket Centre in Exeter, with Coombeshead Academy edging out Newton Abbott College in the final to claim the county title. No teams left empty-handed, with every participant receiving certificates.

The competition also saw a number of SEND Young Leaders from Orchard Manor School help run the competition with some excellent umpiring and scoring. The Young Leaders will hopefully be returning to the Devon Cricket Centre on April 19 to help run the South West Regional Table Cricket Finals.

Coombeshead Academy were crowned County Champions."It was great to see the schools get together and students enjoy taking part in a county competition," said Super1s Disability Development Officer, Lewis Fountain.

"One of the participants said this was the first time they had ever won a medal, which is exactly what these events are about: providing cricketing opportunities to young people who would otherwise not have access to them.

"I would also like to thank all of the Young Leaders from Orchard Manor. All of the teachers present said they were excellent and they were integral to the competition running smoothly."

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Young Leaders from Orchard Manor School were integral to the running of the County Finals.