Tag Archives: Blind Cricket

First cricketing walk in the woods for 18 months!

Close up of a cricket bat, a Wicket made from white pumbling tubes and on grass beside a Blind Cricket Soundball which is a Junior football with a bell inside it.Text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Metro Devils cricket team practice session at Highgate Woods

The Devils congregated at Highgate Woods on Saturday for the first practice session since September 2019. You wouldn’t have known it. Paul Toplis organised us into pairs and everyone got a chance to bat and bowl on a typically windy afternoon on the slope of the home pitch. Alongside some very old-timers, we had Anil and Hassan joining us for the first time.

They showed great promise with both bat and ball. The slope of the pitch accompanied by a gust of Spring wind certainly tested their bowling initiation but credit where credit’s due, they did really well. Even Paul laid down his sophisticated scorecard system and joined in the pairings. I have never seen him bat nor bowl before and he performed admirably.

Everyone reported aching bits of the body on the walk back to the tube station. I suspect it will be a lot worse for everyone tomorrow! So, keep up the training and focus on flexibility. It’s alright for the youngsters but us oldies need to get our Pilates etc in as much as possible!

Special thanks to the Devils who helped handle my guide dog Varley. It was his first time at the cricket. He obviously hated being lashed to the kit wheelbarrow and did try to intercept some balls when sitting with me at mid-wicket. There is definitely room for improvement there!

Bring on the season and the competitive matches we know and love. Oh, and boy are we looking forward to having teas provided and the toilets by the changing rooms open!

Finally, I have to report a sad loss: on the return tube journey, I was a little lost at Leicester Square. I turned around just as another Southbound train came into the platform. The subsequent rush of air took my favourite Antigua baseball cap straight off my head and it went sailing onto the tracks. Varley didn’t leap down to rescue it although a passing youth did say he was tempted having witnessed the rather amusing sight. Why did I change my Devils cap for my Antigua one when leaving the pitch?

by Chris Lewis

 

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Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 11 May

Photo of a blind cricket ball hitting a cricket net and the text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
11th May 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Start Date:  Tues 11 May 2021,  every Tuesday during the cricket  season
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:  5 pm
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

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Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 4 May

Photo of a blind cricket ball hitting a cricket net and the text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
04th May 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Start Date:  Tues 4 May 2021,  every Tuesday during the cricket  season
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:  5 pm
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

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

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Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 27 April!

Photo of a blind cricket ball hitting a cricket net and the text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
27th April 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Start Date:  Tues 27 April 2021,  every Tuesday during the cricket  season
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:  5 pm
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org.uk Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

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

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Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 20 April!

Photo of a blind cricket ball hitting a cricket net and the text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
20th April 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Start Date:  Tues 20 April 2021,  every Tuesday during the cricket  season
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:  5 pm
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org.uk Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

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

Metro Blind Sport  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn