Ability Team Celebrate the 2022 season


Essex ability provides access to cricket for people with both physical disabilities and learning difficulties with 7 clubs supporting disability sessions across the county.

The player base is split up into 3 teams with Hawks and Falcons playing D40 (hardball) and Kestrels playing Super9s (softball) cricket. The super9s format is seen as a way of developing up into the D40 format, which is seen as the format for more experienced cricketers as it has four regional groups that lead into a north/south group before reaching the D40 Quest as the pinnacle of club ability cricket.

The prestigious Tom Gould Awarded was picked up by Alfie Jeeves for his dedication and commitment to cricket.

Following the Kestrels table topping season, Jack Flowers and Alex Myles split the awards with Flowers winning Batter alongside Player of the year while Myles scooped Bowler and Young Player of the year.

Just pipped by the Middlesex, the Falcons finished second in their National Disabled Cricket League Group. However this did not stop the prizes being shared about with four different winners.

A full list of winners can be found below:-

Essex Kestrels

Batter of the Year: Jack Flowers
Bowler of the Year: Alex Myles
Player of the Year: Jack Flowers
Young Player of the Year: Alex Myles

Essex Falcons

Batter of the Year: Ben Aust
Bowler of the Year (Joint Award): Matt Thomas & Billy Gibbons
Player of the Year: Benny Fryett

Essex Hawks

Batter of the Year: Alex Welby
Bowler of the Year (Joint Award): Isaac Elles & Ronnie Jackson
Player of the Year: Issac Elles

Tom Gould Award: Alfie Jeeves

Players were also awarded individual awards for scoring 50+ runs or for taking 3 or more wickets:-

50 runs

Alex Welby (74 v Yorkshire),
Jack Flowers (51 v Hampshire, 58 v Isle of Wight & 56 v Isle of Wight),
Ben Aust (50* v Middlesex & 60* v Middlesex)
Matty Hazel (70 v Middlesex)
Asif Patel (50 v Middlesex)

3 Wicket-Hauls

Isaac Elles (4-19 v Wales)
Ronnie Jackson (3-19 v Sussex)
James Cole (3-37 v Isle of Wight)
Harry Willis (3-16 v Middlesex)
Alex Myles (3-24 v Hampshire)
Ben Gibbons (3-9 v Middlesex)
Jehanzaib Sabih (3-18 v Middlesex)