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

Junior Cricket in Leyton – 7 Nov!

Venue:
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.
Time:
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Phone:
07950874814
Date:
07th November 2021
Cost:
FREE
More Info

Junior Cricket in Leyton -12 Dec!

Venue:
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.
Time:
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Phone:
07950874814
Date:
12th December 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.

The main cricket season is usually from May to September.  Cricket net training events are held throughout the year, outside of the cricket season,  including cricket nets held at Lords or at the Oval in January and February, which offers a great introduction to the sport and a chance to learn from our friendly Metro cricket team players.

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 Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

Metro Development Team is called the Metro Devils

Metro Devils Cricket 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 Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

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)

 

 

How Gary Mortiz, a Metro Member got into Blind Cricket

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

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

 

Blind Cricket

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?

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

 

Interested in volunteering?

If you want to try volunteering, please contact Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook |Twitter  |Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

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