Young people from Richmond with disabilities aged 12-25 were given the chance to play at the Home of Cricket. 

Richmond and Hounslow were one of eight London teams to compete in the Lord's Taverners Super 1s finals earlier this week. The Super 1s programme gives young people with disabilities the chance to play cricket regularly, as well as the opportunity to take part in a year round competition structure, which culminates in a final at Lord's. 

By creating community cricket hubs, delivered weekly by the county cricket boards, the Super 1s programme gives disabled young people the chance to compete against their peers, enjoy the benefits of sport and live a more active life. 

One of eight teams to qualify for the finals, Richmond & Hounslow were then eliminated at Lord's from Group 1 on Thursday, which also featured Bexley, Kingston and Islington. Hillingdon from Group 2 went on win the competition.

"It's been a great day," said Michael Wilson, who heads up disability cricket for Middlesex Cricket and oversees the Richmond & Hounslow team. 

"The Super 1s sessions are made up of a group of kids who come from various different schools and organisations and this is the only time they get together. They're making friends from all over their area that they wouldn't otherwise get to meet. But it's not just the kids who create that bond as well, it's also the parents that bring them."

For many young people with disabilities throughout the UK, opportunities to take part in regular competitive sport can be extremely limited. But Super 1s has created a new pathway for disabled young people to play the game and benefits youngsters in all aspects of their life.