Metro Cricket Acheivements
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BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Winners
1979, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
National Blind Cricket League Winners
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2014
BCEW Development South & West T20 Cup
Man behind Blind Cricket World Cup!
Date of the article January 31, 2018
Meet the Vision Impaired man who organised the first ever Cricket World Cup for the Blind
BCEW: Charles Ronayne Award!
Date of the article December 7, 2017
Blind Cricket England & Wales have announced the creation of an award in the memory of former London Metro and Northants Steelbacks player Charles Ronayne.
Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2018 – Joint biggest so far!
Date of the article November 7, 2017
The 2018 BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup will be the joint biggest it has ever been, with new teams Cheshire Cobras and Surrey VICC joining the returning Durham Viper Jets and Hampshire VICC in the largest field of entries for around 30 years.
Cricket: Devils in disguise as Owls in Leicester
Date of the article September 27, 2017
The annual Brian Johnston Memorial Blind Cricket development tournament in Leicester marks the end of the cricket season – 16th and 17th Sept 2017. Teams from all over the country descend on the Leicester University sports grounds for 2 days of very competitive cricket … Metro Devils didn’t have a team this year but the organisation is such that you turn up and get assigned to teams where they are missing players of your category. I volunteered for the Derbyshire Owls, being my home county and having my younger brother Andy and two cousins, Rob, and Adrian Stone amongst their ranks. We convinced Alan Turnbull and Dave Burt to join as well. Aemonn Shearing went off to join the Dorset Dolphins…
Sussex Win Heindrich Memorial Cup!
Date of the article September 6, 2017
The second British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Final to be played at the cradle of cricket, Broadhalfpenny Down, in the glorious Hampshire south downs was an excellent day.
The hosts were very generous and welcoming and support, as ever, from the Primary Club was essential in making this game and the BBS cup competition happen every year.
The match day programme had a carefully selected cover showing Charles Ronayne of Metro, Northants and Essex Tigers in action for Metro against Warwickshire; the day included a minutes’ silence closed with a well deserved round of applause in memory of Charles. The weather was excellent for cricket as bright blue skies with just a few friendly white clouds meant plenty of warm sunshine but with just a little breeze.