All Abilities

An opportunity for all to play cricket

Cricket Victoria’s All Abilities Action Plan is an action plan for cricket development and participation growth, prioritising actions from 2015-2017. Cricket Victoria has a long-term commitment to being inclusive across the whole of Victoria cricket business. This plan has been specifically designed in consultation with clubs and volunteers at grassroots cricket, for grassroots cricket.

Click here to view the plan.

Victorian Vikings

The Victorian Vikings is Victoria’s representative cricket team for cricketers with a disability.

Each year an annual Vikings team is selected and players receive access to high performance coaching opportunities with further aspirations to represent Australia.
The current Victorian Vikings squad has been divided and aligned to BBL clubs Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades. The purpose of the squad is to trial players in preparation for the annual National All Abilities Championships.

The 2016-17 Melbourne Stars team is:

  • Kevin Van Twest (Coach)
  • Dave Alford (Captain)
  • Lachlan Macrae
  • Daynah Hopkins
  • Sean Double
  • Shaun Dwyer
  • Steve Ingram
  • Daniel Carpenter
  • Leeroy Harrison
  • Shaun Martin
  • Zach Taig
  • Heath Snooks

Click here to view the selection policy.

The 2016-17 Melbourne Renegades team is:

  • Huss Hanif (Coach)
  • Alana Baldi (Assistant Coach)
  • Gavan Hicks (Captain)
  • Zac Ireland
  • Craig Whitehand
  • Ben Kenyon
  • Mitch Rabl
  • Shaun Rayment
  • Shaun Wilkie
  • Ray Warren
  • Harley Bushell
  • Luke Miles
  • Michael Massarotti

Lord’s Taverners Shield (Indoor Cricket)

The Lord’s Taverners Shield is a division incorporated into Cricket Australia’s Australian Indoor Open Championships for players with an intellectual disability. A Victorian team competes in this national indoor cricket event yearly and finished runners up for the national title in 2016.

The tournament is run in conjunction with Lord’s Taverners Australia and Sport Inclusion Australia, a national organisation established to increase the sporting and recreational opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability within Australia.

Express your interest to trial for this team in February/March 2017 by contacting Ross Gregory at

For more information click here.

To view the Victorian cricket participation pathway for cricketers with an intellectual disability, click here.

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