Barrie Griffiths on how cricket has "reinvigorated" his life

Barrie Griffiths on how cricket has "reinvigorated" his life

We’re counting down the days to the inaugural Help for Heroes Twenty20 cricket event, supported by Old Mutual Wealth. As part of their sponsorship, Old Mutual Wealth are creating a series of films that look into the lives of some of our Heroes who have benefited from playing cricket as part of their rehabilitation.

This month they are profiling former RAF Group Captain, Barrie Griffiths. He will be in the squad for the Old Mutual Changemakers Challenge Cup at the Kia Oval on 17 September.

It’s the first match between the Help for Heroes Cricket Club, made up of those who’ve been wounded or injured serving in the British Armed Forces, and an England Physical Disability XI. This will be followed by the headline match between Help for Heroes XI vs The Rest of the World XI. The former will be a team made up of ex-England cricket stars with Sir Ian Botham as the coach and newly appointed Director of England Cricket, Andrew Strauss as the captain and the later, a team made up of, you guessed it – cricketers from around the world, with Sunil ‘Sunny’ Gavaskar as their manager and World Cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten as their coach.

Barrie’s story is testament that cricket is changing lives for our heroes.