Paul Harrison: Playing Cricket

Paul was born in 1985 in Hillingdon, London. He lived with his family in Uxbridge and attended a special deaf school in St. Albans from the age of three. From age eleven Paul attended the same school's secondary department attached to a mainstream secondary school. At sixteen he continued on to a local college and from there on to university.

Here Paul talks about his experience of playing cricket with non-deaf students.


I went to cricket a few times with the hearing students, as they were a nice group. I enjoyed it but communication was the issue for me. But I gained more confidence playing sport with the hearing students, and got used to it. I realised that they recognised my skills rather than focus on the communication and the problems got put to one side.