Cricket for blind & partially sighted people

We welcome players of any ability and age. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch. Contact Email: rory.field74@gmail.com   or  Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Blind Cricket Video below

Upcoming Cricket Events

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 3 Aug

Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
03rd August 2021
Cost:
FREE
More Info

Cricket: Lancashire v Metro 7 Aug

Venue:
TBC
Time:
1.00 pm - TBC - National
Phone:
07742 323224
Date:
07th August 2021
Cost:
FREE
More Info

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 10 Aug

Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
10th August 2021
Cost:
FREE
More Info

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 weekly in the evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

Metro Cricket Team

Metro Cricket Team

If you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact our Sport Lead for cricket, Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com  07742 323224 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

Metro Devils – The Development Team

Would you like to play cricket? We are always happy to welcome enthusiastic new players, so if you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact Hassan Khan at the Metro Devils h.khan25@googlemail.com +447868138536  or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

Interested in volunteering?

If you want to try volunteering, please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

2021 Metro and Metro Devils Fixture List

*Please check before travelling that these event are still taking place as events and dates can changehttps://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Metro

  • 22 May Metro v Somerset VICC National League 1
  • 5  June Somerset VICC v Metro BBS Cup
  • 19 June Metro v Northants Steelbacks National League 1
  • 26 June Metro v Lancashire Lions National League 1
  • 3 July  BBS Cup semi-final v Lancashire or Cheshire
  • 18  July Northants Steelbacks v Metro National League 1
  • 31 July Metro v Sussex Sharks DT T20
  • 7 August Lancashire Lions v Metro National League 1
  • 14 August Somerset VICC v Metro National League 1
  • 4 September BBS Cup Final
  • 18  September DT T20 Finals Day

If you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact our Sport Lead for cricket, Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com  07742 323224 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

Metro Devils           

  • 11 July Hampshire VICC v Metro Devils. S&W T20 Cup
  • 1  August S&W T20 Cup semi-final at Dorset
  • 22 August Berkshire Stags v Metro Devils Regional – South
  • 28 August Metro Devils v Gloucestershire Growlers Regional – South
  • 5 September S&W T20 Cup Final

Would you like to play cricket? We are always happy to welcome enthusiastic new players, so if you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact Hassan Khan at the Metro Devils h.khan25@googlemail.com +447868138536 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

Kindly provided by Paul Toplis

 

You can download the Cricket Fixtures 2021 here in word format:
DownloadCricket Fixtures 2021 – word format

 

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

 

How Gary Mortiz, a Metro Member got into Blind Cricket

Listen below to RNIB’s Connect Radio Roger Cole who has a brilliant chat to Gary Moritz about his lifelong passion for cricket.

original podcast here: audioboom.com | Visit RNIB Connect Radio Website

Metro Cricket Outdoor Nets –  Highgate

Date: Weekly( usually Tuesdays) in Cricket Season, Contact to confirm
Venue: Highgate Woods , Cricket Nets
People tend to arrive when they can (usually from 16:30 onwards) and leave when they need to (Usually as light permits).
For more information contact:
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com   or  Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities

Email: rory.field74@gmail.com   or  Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Fixtures 2019  & Availability form

Download Cricket Fixtures in word: https://blindsport.uk/CricketFixtures2019
Download Cricket Fixtures in Excel: https://blindsport.uk/CricketFix2019Excel
Please send availability to Paul – Email: BCEWSCORER@gmail.com

Metro Development Team is called the Metro Devils

Metro Devils Cricket Team

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 about Blind Cricket?

Blind Cricket or Vision impaired Cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket or Vision Impaired Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket or Vision Impaired 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
http://www.bcew.co.uk

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities,
please contact: Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk

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