British Blind Sport (BBS) Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup
The Brightside Ground will host the final of the 2019 British Blind Sport (BBS) Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup on Saturday 31st August. It is the second time that Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s home ground will stage the match after a successful event in 2011.
We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.
To confirm more details on this event or for more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contact above to confirm there have been no last minute changes or cancellations.
The Medical Sight Category Test Form is also available here: https://blindsport.uk/SightForm
Metro has two cricket teams – Metro and the Metro Devils.
Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here or you can use the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.
Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a normal junior football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket. Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc..
Metro is one of the founder members of the National Domestic Blind Cricket League and also competes in the BBS Knockout Cup Competition. Metro has been very successful in both competitions, winning the BBS Knockout Cup on 11 occasions since 1990. Metro has two teams, Metro and Metro Devils (Metro’s second team), taking part in both league and cup competitions in the 2012 season.
Want to know more?
Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling – Video Below!
Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!
Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!
Videos above by ECB
ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/
For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field email@example.com
You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk