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Brinsbury College student named Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the year

8 January 2024

A Brinsbury College student has been named Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the year.

Alfie Pyle was awarded the prestigious award at the Cricket Writers Club Annual Lunch in Central London November, 2023 for his performance on and off the pitch, while raising awareness of disability cricket.

Alfie, a level 2 horticulture student became the first Super 1s participant to play for England after being called up to play for England Learning Disability team for their tri-nations in South Africa.

The 21-year-old said: “All my family are so proud of me and they want to get me more improved and they want me to carry on playing cricket. Everyone’s so proud of me for getting this award.

“We have a cricket room at home and I have five spaces left for my awards to go in. I play for England learning disability D40 team.”

Beside playing for England, Alfie is also coaching assistant to two new, younger recruits for Sussex Cricket, after completing a ECB Foundation 1 coaching course, which will allow him to be paid to coach for Sussex Cricket’s various community projects.

Alfie, who has been playing cricket since he was 5, said: “It feels wonderful for me. I can’t stop getting all of these awards, so it was very good.

“I want to be playing for the England first team within the next five years.”