‘Hope’ gives West Indies first win in 17 years

August 30th, 2017

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Shai Hope, 23, produced a masterful 118 to help the West Indies chased down a famous test win; their first in 17 years on English soil. He becomes the first man to score a century in both innings of a first class match at Headingly

The West Indies took the victory, which looked highly unlikey on day five of the test, to level the series at 1-1; the decider will be played at Lord’s from 7th-11th September. Starting the day at 5-0 they needed to score 317 to complete the win with opener Kraigg Brathwaite scoring an impressive 95, aided by Jermaine Blackwood’s 41 and then Shai Hope scoring the winning runs to finish on 118. West Indies completed the win with 5 wickets to spare and also creating the 20th highest successful fourth-innings chase in Test history, and third highest in England.
 
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Shai Hope had only managed an average of 18 in 11 previous tests, so his first innings of 147 was a superb and sublime knock but his second innings was even more impressive. Nerveless, sweetly times drives, deft clips of his legs and resolute defence helped turnaround what had become a painful test series for the 23 year old, reflecting his side’s stirring comeback. With just only over a week to go and confidence growing throughout the West Indies side, the final test is set be a momentous battle for the series win. Roll on Lord’s!

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Emancipation Day – 6th August 2017

August 21st, 2017

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On the 6th August 2017 a group of locate cricketer’s, from all different clubs from across London participated in a game setup to celebrate Emancipation Day; the game was played at South Hampsted Cricket Club.

 

The match was played in very high spirits, with each team member representing either ‘Team Abolitionists’ or ‘Team Liberators; each team player also played under their respective sponsor. After a closely fought match the final result, was Team Liberators winning by 30 runs. The highest run scorer for Team Liberators was Ravan Walcott for ‘Lancaster Care’ with 26, for Team Abolitionists was Nigel Shaw for ‘Pressor Jerk & Juices’; the scorecard can be downloaded here. As a warm-up to this special arranged match the teams played the West Indies team who are touring this year only the week before; we wonder who won? With the day being a great success a return match has already been arranged to be played next year to celebrate such an important day in history.
 
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Caribbean Disabled Sports Association U.K.

September 12th, 2016

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Overview

It is widely acknowledged by health professionals, parents and carers that regular participation in physical and social leisure activities greatly enhances the health and wellbeing of disabled people. This is supported by disability organisations such as the MS Society, The Stroke Association, national health institutions and governing bodies of sports. However, compared to their white counter parts, participation of disabled people from Afro-Caribbean and other Minority Ethnic groups in mainstream disabled sport and community based leisure activities is disproportionally extremely low. A prime example is golf. Although golf is the second most participated sport in the UK after fishing, it has very few black and minority ethnic (BME) players and virtually non who are disabled.
 
Barriers for low BME participation include the perception that, disabled sport is for the white elite, where to find relevant information about sport activities for disabled people, non-accessible local venues, economic constraint, transportation, specialised equipment and coaches, organisational support and ultimately, would they be made to feel welcomed by the sport providers. Some will say this situation is common to most disabled people groups. However, for BME disabled people specific issues such as, cultural perceptions of disability, limited choice of sporting games and leisure activities and very few role models frustrates their motivation and desire to engage and participate.
 
Communities with the highest numbers of Afro-Caribbean and Asian disabled people in the UK are situated in the most disadvantaged inner city areas where socio-economic depravation and environmental impoverishment are the norm.

 

Purpose of CDSA

People from Afro-Caribbean heritage are very much under represented at all ages and levels of mainstream disability sport, even though they are well into the fourth and fifth generation since migration in the fifties. The Caribbean Disabled Sports Association CDSA) is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Our mission is to attract and engage more disabled and elderly people from Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities to the joy and benefits of participating in meaningful sport and social leisure activities to improve health and social status. Our objective is to facilitate and promote the benefits of sports as a physical, psychological and social activity that will boost the wellbeing of the disabled and elderly in the community. All our activities are designed so that our members participate in a healthy and safe environment regardless of age, gender, social status and ability. We operate in the UK and the Caribbean.

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Universities support the CDSA

May 21st, 2016

University of East London, London South Bank University and University of Gloucestershire have shown their support to the Caribbean Disabled Sport Association to help promote disabled sport. With their excellent facilities on offer this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase a range of sporting activities that benefit disabled people irrespective of age, ethic origin or background.

 

Watch this space!

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University of Gloucestershire

 

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Welcome to the Caribbean Disabled Sports Association

May 20th, 2016

Our goal as a charity is to encourage as many disabled people to take up a sporting activity, irrespective of age, ethnic origin or background, both here in the United Kingdom and across the Caribbean. Sport is known as great opportunity to meet and socialise, so our events team will organise sporting events, throughout the year, at pre-vetted venues to make sure all needs are accommodated to the required standard. To help make sure that the Caribbean Disabled Sports Association is available to as many disabled people possible, our website will act like a hub. Information will be shared to keep you updated on everything the CDSA is doing, including: sporting events, photograph of events, reviews and recommendations, free membership and to swap ideas between members over a wide variety of topics.

Their are so many disabled people who might think that sports is not for them or are unable because of not having the opportunity to do so. The Caribbean Disabled Sports Association would like to change this by creating these opportunities in making disabled people lives a more enjoyable experience. The Caribbean Disabled Sport Association is here to help

For more information about everything to do with the Caribbean Disabled Sports Association please contact:
Gary Powell on 07518 367812 or email: info@cdsacic.com
Christopher Smith on 01453 520046 / 07938 993474 or
email: christophersmith@cdsacic.com

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