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Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences!

Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences

Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences Event

On Friday 30th August Metro Blind Sport are working with Airbnb Experiences to help launch their Inclusive Adapted Experiences event which includes two weeks of sport and physical activities to help increase the opportunities for people to access more inclusive activities whilst travelling.

Metro Blind Sport welcomes you to come and take part in two taster sessions, visually impaired football and cricket that will be provided by us for free!

As a reward for coming along, one lucky participant will be entered into a draw for a ticket to attend the evening event at the Shard for a live Jazz concert along with drinks and canapes!

Please register your interest with our Sport Development Officer, Charlie Raven at charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org by no later than Thursday 29th August at 1pm.

Full details of taster sessions are as followed:

  • Venue: Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman St, London EC1V 3PU
  • ‘Meet and Greet’ available from Old Street Station from 1:30pm.
  • Contact: Please call Charlie Raven on 07956 292 046 for support and guidance.
  • Time: Sessions will begin from 2pm till 4pm.The Shard Jazz event is for the same evening and begins at 7 pm at Airbnb Offices leading to the Shard at 9:30 pm onwards.

 

Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences!

Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences
Venue:
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman St, London EC1V 3PU
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
30th August 2019
Cost:
Free


Airbnb Inclusive Adapted Experiences Event

On Friday 30th August Metro Blind Sport are working with Airbnb Experiences to help launch their Inclusive Adapted Experiences event which includes two weeks of sport and physical activities to help increase the opportunities for people to access more inclusive activities whilst travelling.

Metro Blind Sport welcomes you to come and take part in two taster sessions, visually impaired football and cricket that will be provided by us for free!

As a reward for coming along, one lucky participant will be entered into a draw for a ticket to attend the evening event at the Shard for a live Jazz concert along with drinks and canapes!

Please register your interest with our Sport Development Officer, Charlie Raven at charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org by no later than Thursday 29th August at 1pm.

Full details of taster sessions are as followed:

  • Venue: Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman St, London EC1V 3PU
  • ‘Meet and Greet’ available from Old Street Station from 1:30pm.
  • Contact: Please call Charlie Raven on 07956 292 046 for support and guidance.
  • Time: Sessions will begin from 2pm till 4pm.

    The Shard Jazz event is for the same evening and begins at 7 pm at Airbnb Offices leading to the Shard at 9:30 pm onwards.

 

Cricket: Back to Cup Final!

Metro Cricket Team

Back to the Bowler; Back to the Cup Final

6th July 2019

Metro met Sussex for the first time since last year’s cup final in the semi-final at Highgate on a Saturday where a gentle breeze and good cloud cover made for excellent playing conditions. There was some variation a few spots of rain as the second innings got underway and warm sunshine as a very close and exciting match drew to an end.

Sussex won the toss and asked Metro to bat first; the game starting on time as both teams had overcome the chaos on the northern line to arrive in good time for pre-match warm up and practice. Metro made a steady start until the fifth over when Alex Towers bowled both Ryan and Andy to make the opening exchanges fairly equal.

Justin joined Matt D at the crease and this pair then put on 178 for the third wicket against some good tight bowling from Sussex. The stand was broken when Matt was out caught off the bowling of Phil Daniels, and the home skipper joined Justin with just over six overs remaining. Rory scored a very brisk 35 in a partnership of 65 before Justin was caught off the bowling of Dan Field. There was just time for Mark to face a single ball as Metro reached a total of 278.

A total that meant the match was set up for a good second half, as the chase was on and a good bowling and fielding effort would be needed if this was to be defended. The start was all that Metro might have dreamed of as first ball Hassan grabbed a catch from Amit’s bowling to dismiss the dangerous Dave Daniels. Hasan then opened from the other end as Dan Field came in a three. He played a magnificent innings scoring 181 from 103 balls with eighteen boundaries including two sixes, as well a vast number of well run twos – taking on all the Metro fielders.

The scoring worms were never very far apart for the whole innings, Sussex edged ahead early but after 15 overs had 126 compared with Metros 129. The Sussex worm went ahead again in the second half but Metro had been chipping away at the wickets so perhaps the defining moment of the game was when Ryan was asked to bowl the twenty seventh over. Dan hit the first ball hard but almost straight up; it was not the first chance offered as others had been put down. Ryan called for the catch, steadied himself and held on to grab the eighth wicket.

This was the second back to the bowler incident – the first having been an amazing run out by Amit, who might have been offered a return catch by Dan from a very well struck shot, but managed instead to deflect the ball onto the stumps and run out the unfortunate non-striker who had been, very properly, backing up. The final return was a catch taken by Justin the start the penultimate over of the thirty, although the match did not last quite that long as three balls later Justin hit the stumps to end the match – a win for Metro by 14.

This sets up Metro for a second cup final in a row – this year they will play Somerset at the Gloucestershire Brightside Ground in Bristol on the 31st August. Before that Metro will finish their National League campaign with three away matches, the first in a fortnight against Somerset followed by trips to Surrey and Kent.

They will be chasing Northants for a league title as the Steelbacks victory on Sunday over Somerset put them on top of the league. There are two more matches this season at Highgate – Lancashire visit again but this time for a T20 on 3rd August and the Devils entertain Berkshire on the 10th, in a match where they may still be in contention for a Regional League title.

Report by Paul Toplis

 

 

Devils Lose Two and One

Metro Devils Cricket Team

Devils Lose Two and One

22nd June 2019

Well the weather has improved and Metro have beaten Yorkshire twice, in the BBS cup at home and away in the league. The cup win means a home semi-final with the opportunity to avenge last year’s defeat in the final as Sussex visit on 6th July.

The Devils have not taken up playing golf but did lose two players to injury, Ahmed unable to bowl after his first over had conceded just 8 runs and then at the start of the chase, Jack – who pulled up lame taking an easy single while running for Hassan.

They ended up on 153 chasing 155 to win as Brenda was run out on the last ball of an enthralling match. In fact, if the scores had been tied the Dolphins would have won as they had taken 7 wickets while the Devils only took two.

On a perfect afternoon for cricket, with lots of pleasant blue sky but the temperature not too hot, the day started well for the home side as they won the toss and asked Dorset to bat. It was the visitors, however, who may have been the happier after the opening exchanges as they reached 48 for 1 after seven overs having lost run one opener bowled by the home skipper.

Tim McKenzie remained in however and was hitting the ball hard to all parts of the ground – although the stumps at the bowler’s end did deny him one almost certain four, stopping the ball dead and turning a good shot into a dot ball. There was just one chance offered in his innings, the ball after his new partner had been run out from sharp fielding by Brenda at mid-wicket, as he skied one toward square leg but Ryan could not quite get under the ball. He retired on 51, including three fours and a huge 6 over square leg from a no ball, with the score on 116 at the end of fourteen overs. This left Ben and the away skipper, Steve, to finish off the innings which they did well including getting 15 vital runs off the final over.

The chase started after just a short break, as it was agreed to take tea after the game, with Ryan and Chris opening. They only managed 14 together before Chris was bowled bringing Hassan and Ryan together. They batted well taking the runs on offer and picking the extras donated by the visitors to get to a position that looked to have the Devils well ahead until Ryan was run out in not quite getting back for a second run with 80 runs on the board after eight overs and two balls.

However this wicket led to a collapse of near national scale; Asif went two, boundary 4, then caught out and Dave Samuels was also out before the half way mark,leg before to the way skipper. At ten overs the Devils with 97 had 32 more runs in the bag, so still seemed well placed with Everton, Brenda and the injured Jack all still to bat.

The visitors had other ideas and kept their bowling tight and fielding energetic, so that after Hassan was bowled by his opposite number with the score on 105, they were able to squeeze with Everton and Brenda unsure of their running together and so were restricted to a partnership of 34 from 44 balls. The Devils scoring worm had still stayed ahead of the Dolphins apart from the end on the 14th over when it was one behind.

There was some confusion about Jack coming into bat with a runner before Brenda ended the eighteenth over with a single. The score 140, the worm 5 ahead and 15 needed from two overs. A single from Brenda and three lusty blows all for 2 from an immobile Jack left the worm 8 ahead and the equation of 8 needed from six balls.

Who was the pressure on as Tim was given the ball for the last over? A dot meant very clearly the batsman, but then Brenda got one very fine behind the stumps for two and perhaps the pendulum swung back? The next ball was probably the most critical in the over as a great stop by the Dolphins total at square leg meant a dot ball. Brenda got off strike to leave Jack with the task of scoring 5 from two balls, so a boundary needed. Jack could only manage a two to fine leg and then that single as Dorset collected the ball at fine leg to run out Brenda at the bowler’s end with a relay throw via the wicket keeper.

Wow – amazing stuff which leaves the league for the Devils to concentrate on with games to come against Dorset away and Berkshire at home, their last home fixture of the season on August 10th.

Report by Paul Toplis

 

Disability Day: Kia Oval 2 July

Disability Day: Kia Oval 2 July

Come along to our annual Disability Day at the iconic Kia Oval

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019  Time: 10.30 am – 2 pm

Venue: Kia Oval, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS

Cost:  Free

participants can take part in a variety of skills and challenges on the outfield and the ground. As one of the most famous venues in cricket, and being the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, this is an opportunity not to be missed

Activities include…

• Batting, Bowling and Fielding skill challenges on the outfield
• Take on the Cricket Factory challenges
• Test yourself in the Batfast simulator zone
• Tours of the historic Kia Oval
• Meet Caesar the Lion, our very own Surrey CCC mascot
• Take part in a variety of other multi inclusive sporting activities around the ground and in the indoor KBC sports center

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Gavin Reynolds on 07725 203962 or email disability@surreycricket.com