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 – 17 Aug 2022

Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
17th August 2022
Cost:
FREE
More Info

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – 24 Aug 2022

Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
24th August 2022
Cost:
FREE
More Info

 

2022 Metro and Metro Devils Team Fixture List

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

Metro

  • 23 April – Metro v Northants Steelbacks- Highgate – National 1
  • 7 May – Metro v Somerset VICC – Highgate – BBS Cup
  • 21 May – Sussex Sharks v Metro – Blackstone – National 1
  • 25 June – Northants Steelbacks v Metro – Obelisk CC- National 1
  • 2 July – Metro v Sussex Sharks – Highgate – National 1
  • 16 July – Northants Steelbacks v Metro – Obelisk CC – DT T20 QF
  • 23 July – BBS Cup v Metro – BBS Cup semi
  • 6 August – Metro v Somerset VICC – Highgate – National 1
  • 13 August – Somerset VICC v Metro – National 1
  • 3 September – TBC v TBC – BBS Cup final
  • Sun 4 September- TBC v TBC- S&W T20 Cup Final
  • 10/11 September – Leicester Weekend
  • 17 September – DT T20 Finals – Wolverhampton – DT T20 Finals

If you are interested in playing this season, please contact our Sport Lead for cricket, Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com  07742 323224 or contact or contact Lucy lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call 07966 260089

Metro Devils           

  • 14 May – Metro Devils v Surrey VICC – Highgate – Regional – S&W
  • 11 June – Metro Devils v Dorset Dolphins – Highgate – Regional – S&W
  • Sun 19 June – Surrey VICC S&Wv Metro Devils – Regional – S&W T20
  • Sun 10 July – Hampshire VICC v Metro Devils – Regional – S&W
  • 17 July – Metro Devil v TBC – Regional – S&W T20 semi
  • 23 July – Metro Devils v Berkshire Stags – Highgate – Regional – S&W
  • 14 August – Gloucestershire Growlers v Metro Devils – Regional – S&W

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  Lucy at lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call 07966 260089

Cricket Availability Forms

Please download your  basic Cricket Availability forms here:
In  Word Format or in Excel Format  and please send to Paul Toplis
Email: bcewscorer@gmail.com

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 during 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 group photo

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 Lucy lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call 07966 260089

 

Metro Development Team is called the Metro Devils

Group photo of the Metro Devils team on the grass smiling in sun

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 Lucy at lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call 07966 260089

 

Metro Cricket Outdoor Nets –  Highgate woods

Date: Weekly ( Now on Wednesdays) 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 Lucy lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or call 07966 260089

 

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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