NBCC Ambassador Rob Franks

We are absolutely delighted that Rob Franks (@Robfranks) has joined NBCC as an Ambassador and a Player (where we are looking forward to him being joined by his son Harry) because Rob’s story is simply inspirational and truly amazing. A tale of two innings so to speak, a former Middlesex Captain he injured his leg and following surgery which left him in severe pain he took the remarkable decision to have his left leg amputated above the knee so that he could carry on playing. His second innings has seen him represent England and he currently plays for Parley Cricket Club in Dorset, and is believed to the first above knee amputee in Britain to play cricket with a running blade, a £12,500 Running Blade at that!

With his new Blade Rob can bowl his Off Spin off 8 paces rather than a static position enabling him to get more pace and spin on the ball.
In 2022 Rob was one of the Queen’s baton relay team ahead of the Commonwealth Games

About Rob Franks

Rob franks was the first disability cricketer in the UK to play on a running blade.

A former Middlesex captain and current Dorset disability cricketer he has gained 12 caps for England disability cricket .

Rob works as a community officer for the Dorset cricket board and in 2019 was awarded player of the match at the iconic Wantage Road ( Northamptonshire cricket club ) in the first edition of the disability pro-am in a the final with figures of 3-33.

Rob is a Dorset county and club Pathway coach

Rob has a son Harry who is now 12 who is also a fine cricketer playing county cricket for Dorset for the last 4 years, and one of the highlights of Rob’s career has been playing alongside Harry.

Father and son

Rob is passionate about helping others and plays in many charity games raising lots of money for many causes.

Rob was honoured to play in the 250th anniversary game of an all England XI vs Hampshire Xl with genuine legends of the game and he got 2 Wickets including the prize wicket of Mark Nicholas!

Rob is sponsored by SM cricket and is a very proud ambassador of this fabulous brand.