Cricket for blind & partially sighted people

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

Our videos below about blind cricket

Upcoming Cricket Events

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

Latest Cricket news

BCEW Statement On The 2021 Season:

Following receipt of the ECB Roadmap for Return To Cricket and having analysed the Government’s Roadmap for the easing of lockdown BCEW have decided that the 2021 Blind Cricket season will not start until the week beginning Monday 17th May.

Prior to 17th May clubs are free to hold training sessions outdoors and may play local friendly matches, again outdoors. Indoor matches and training are not permitted prior to 17th May.

We hope to complete the full season once play can start and will provide more details of how this can be done within the next two weeks.

Before we can confirm anything though we need to consult with the clubs to find out what they and their players feel able to do from May 17th until June 21st during the final steps of the lockdown easing road map. Clubs have been asked to respond by the end of March so we hope to have further news in early April.

We are still awaiting details of what additional on field Covid rules will be in place in the early part of the 2021 season and will provide these to all clubs once we have them.

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

Back to top