YOUNG talent were given an extra boost with a south coast tournament. The 12 - 25 year olds from across Hampshire are part of Hampshire Cricket's programme to increase sports skills for disabled people.

The indoor competition at top cricket ground The Ageas Bowl saw combined teams from Portsmouth and Winchester thrash Southampton in Saturday's final.

But it wasn't all about competition. The sessions are also aimed at increasing social skills for the youngsters, helping them make friends - while sharing their love for the game.

Disability officer Andrew Woods said: "The sessions are free. We are providing five clubs across Hampshire. They are for anyone with a disability - that could be dyslexia to using a wheelchair.

"The main criteria is you have to have a love of cricket.

"The Super 1s programme gives disabled young people the chance to compete against their peers, enjoy the benefits of sport and live a more active life."

The Super 1s are funded by the Lord Taverners - the UK youth cricket and disability sports charity.

Sessions take place at Noadswood School ,Henry Beaufort, Portchester School, and Wildern in Southampton.

If you would like to get involved contact