England appoint first ever full-time disability coaches

The England and Wales Cricket Board has named Ross Hunter and Ian Salisbury as England’s first ever full-time disability cricket coaches.

Ex-England international Salisbury has been appointed as new head coach of England’s physical disability team.

Hunter will continue his work as coach of England’s visually impaired side, now in a full-time capacity.

The ECB’s head of disability cricket Ian Martin said: “This is an important step change in disability cricket.”  More

Modern Guides: From cooking to campaigning for sex education

Charlotte Forrester, 18, says she was proud to learn “cooking and camping” as a child at Brownies. But as a teenage Guide, she now campaigns for sex education lessons in school, among other issues.

So have the Guides – founded in 1910 – grown up?

“We do aim to change with the times,” says Charlotte, from Stafford, who’s now in the Guides’ Senior Section for 14 to 25-year-olds.

“As Guides, we need to demand better because women deserve better.”

She remembers learning to pitch tents and learn “God Save The Queen” as an eight-year-old Brownie, but has more recently carried pickets with other Guides at a women’s rally in London.  More