Lancashire Cricket Board’s Deaf Squad 2016 season
March 2016: James Dixon and Joel Harris had been selected for England Cricket Board’s Deaf Elite Squad in Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC)’s Deaf World Series with Pakistan, India and South Africa in Dubai. James Dixon’s man of the match performance against Pakistan in robin round match 2 with his 10-2-22-4. James Dixon played in the Deaf World Series Final at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and lost in the final against Pakistan by 3 wickets in close encounter game. Joel Harris was the 12th man in the final.
Saturday 19th March:
Lancashire Cricket Board’s Deaf Team won the ECAD Indoor cricket tournament in Derby and take the ‘Umesh Vajlee’ trophy home as our first time ever to win the trophy as unbeaten champions after beat Surrey, ECAD South and ECAD North in robin round matches and also beat Surrey in the Final. Lancashire Deaf team: Derek Grabham ©, Joel Harris, James Dixon, Alexandra Harrison, Gary Crofton, Joe Hussey, Tim Smith, Oliver Aspinall and Nathan Secombe.
First match: Lancashire 86-48 Surrey (bat first) - T.Smith 4 -10. Second match: ECAD Lions North 46 (bat first) - 89 Lancashire - J.Harris 35 no. Third match: Lancashire 65 - 48 ECAD Lions South (bat first) - D.Grabham 3-12. Grand Final: Lancashire 49 (bat first) - 21 Surrey - James Dixon’s 6 wickets for 9 runs against Surrey in the final. Sunday 12th June 2016: Radcliffe CC vs Lancashire Deaf @ Radcliffe Cricket Club: Radcliffe CC: 126-8 in 30 overs R. Williams 39. Alexandra Harrison: 3-10 M. Abraham: 3-17 Lancashire Deaf: 117-10
J.Dixon 51 J.Lockett: 4-6.
Sunday 7th August 2016: Lancashire Disabilities vs Lancashire Deaf @ Streftord Cricket Club: LCB Deaf
220 all out (39.3 overs), J. Dixon 108 not out., N.Pritchard 37.
165-9 (37.4 overs), A. Finneran 58 retired hurt, A. Barr 50, J.Hussey 3-17 and M.Abraham 3-22. Sunday 26th September 2016: ECAD sixes tournament @ John Fretwell Sports Complex, Mansfield: Croydon vs Manchester: Manchester 104-6 (12 overs) - J. Dixon 33 not out. Croydon 106-3 (11.2 overs) - N.Chavda 31 not out. Nottingham vs Manchester: Manchester 71 ao (10.2 overs) - J.Dixon 25, N.Secombe 20. Nottinghamshire 72-0 - L.Savage 32 no., R.Hundal 30 no. Individual performances for Lancashire Deaf Cricket on 2016 season: James Dixon’s 6 wickets for 9 runs against Surrey in the ECAD National Indoor Cricket Grand Final on 19/3/2016 James Dixon’s 109 not out against Lancashire Disabilities team on 7/8/2016. Achievements:
Alexandra Harrison – been selected for Cheshire Women’s League Select XI vs MCC Women on 31st August 2016 @ Ashton on Mersey CC. She was the best bowler for Cheshire Women League Select XI with 2 wickets for 55 runs in 12 overs.
Nathan Secombe (15 years old) – been selected for England Cricket Board’s Deaf Lions every games during 2016 season , and he is the player member to won the U18s league and cup as unbeaten champions and also as a playing member for his 3rd team to won the 3rd XI’s West Lancashire Cricket League’s Divison 2 league champions and West Lancashire Cricket League Cup with his club, Atherton Cricket Club.