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Junior Cricket in Leyton – Starts 10 Oct!

Silhouetted image of cricket players batting against a blurred indoor nets background with the lord Taveners Super 1s and Essex Cricket logos on the left

Junior Cricket in Leyton with Essex Cricket Coaches

The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme gives young people with a visual impairment the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence.

Sessions are aimed at 11 to 25-year-old blind and partially sighted players. Sessions will be delivered by qualified cricket coaches. No previous cricket experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided

Support and advice will be on hand for participants and parents from players from Metro Blind Sport cricket teams, who play games in the regional and national visually impaired leagues.

Event Details

There will be 6 monthly sessions and the first three are as follows:

Dates:

  • Sunday 10 October 2021       Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Sunday 7 November 2021    Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Sunday 12 December 2021  Time: 9 am – 11 am

Venue: Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.

Contact: Bradley Donovan

T: 07950874814 or E: Bradley.Donovan@essexcricket.org.uk

For more information please contact Bradley Donovan, Disability Development Officer at Essex Cricket.

 

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Junior Cricket in Leyton -12 Dec!

Silhouetted image of cricket players batting against a blurred indoor nets background with the lord Taveners Super 1s and Essex Cricket logos on the left.
Venue:
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.
Time:
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Phone:
07950874814
Date:
12th December 2021
Cost:
FREE


Junior Cricket in Leyton with Essex Cricket Coaches

The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme gives young people with a visual impairment the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence.

Sessions are aimed at 11 to 25-year-old blind and partially sighted players. Sessions will be delivered by qualified cricket coaches. No previous cricket experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided

Support and advice will be on hand for participants and parents from players from Metro Blind Sport cricket teams, who play games in the regional and national visually impaired leagues.

Event Details

There will be 6 monthly sessions :

Upcoming Date:

  • Sunday 12 December 2021  Time: 9 am – 11 am

Venue: Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.

Contact: Bradley Donovan

T: 07950874814 or E: Bradley.Donovan@essexcricket.org.uk

For more information please contact Bradley Donovan, Disability Development Officer at Essex Cricket.

 

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

 

 

Junior Cricket in Leyton – 7 Nov!

Silhouetted image of cricket players batting against a blurred indoor nets background with the lord Taveners Super 1s and Essex Cricket logos on the left.
Venue:
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.
Time:
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Phone:
07950874814
Date:
07th November 2021
Cost:
FREE


Junior Cricket in Leyton with Essex Cricket Coaches

The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme gives young people with a visual impairment the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence.

Sessions are aimed at 11 to 25-year-old blind and partially sighted players. Sessions will be delivered by qualified cricket coaches. No previous cricket experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided

Support and advice will be on hand for participants and parents from players from Metro Blind Sport cricket teams, who play games in the regional and national visually impaired leagues.

Event Details

There will be 6 monthly sessions :

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sunday 7 November 2021    Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Sunday 12 December 2021  Time: 9 am – 11 am

Venue: Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.

Contact: Bradley Donovan

T: 07950874814 or E: Bradley.Donovan@essexcricket.org.uk

For more information please contact Bradley Donovan, Disability Development Officer at Essex Cricket.

 

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

 

 

Junior Cricket in Leyton – Starts 10 Oct!

Silhouetted image of cricket players batting against a blurred indoor nets background with the lord Taveners Super 1s and Essex Cricket logos on the left
Venue:
Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.
Time:
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Phone:
07950874814
Date:
10th October 2021
Cost:
FREE


Junior Cricket in Leyton with Essex Cricket Coaches

The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme gives young people with a visual impairment the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence.

Sessions are aimed at 11 to 25-year-old blind and partially sighted players. Sessions will be delivered by qualified cricket coaches. No previous cricket experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided

Support and advice will be on hand for participants and parents from players from Metro Blind Sport cricket teams, who play games in the regional and national visually impaired leagues.

Event Details

There will be 6 monthly sessions and the first three are as follows:

Dates:

  • Sunday 10 October 2021       Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Sunday 7 November 2021    Time: 9 am – 11 am
  • Sunday 12 December 2021  Time: 9 am – 11 am

Venue: Leyton Urban Cricket Hub, Leyton Sports Ground, E10 6PY.

Contact: Bradley Donovan

T: 07950874814 or E: Bradley.Donovan@essexcricket.org.uk

For more information please contact Bradley Donovan, Disability Development Officer at Essex Cricket.

 

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

 

 

League Championship Celebrated & Confirmed in Style

Photo of the Metro team on the Cricket Pitch at the Northampton County Ground

Lancashire Lions Vs Metro 2021

Download: Lancashire Vs Metro  –  Excel format

Metro travelled to Manchester and stayed overnight, despite a worrying weather forecast to play their final league match of the season. This was a rearranged match as the weather had been very wet on the originally scheduled date.

They arrived at the historic Werneth Cricket Club in the north of the city greeted by skies where the blue was chasing away the clouds after heavy overnight rain. Werneth has hosted high-quality Lancashire League and friendly cricket matches so has had both Sir Garfield Sobers and Phil Mustard play on the square.

Perhaps this was to be Metro’s day as Rory won the toss and elected to bowl first against an under-strength Lancashire team with just nine players, including two low partials and three totals. Metro had a full eleven but was not quite at full strength with Hashy, Everton and Shiv joining Prem, the BCEW Regional batsman of the year, from the Devils in the starting line-up.

This was the second trial of live match commentary, which can be found on the Metro YouTube channel in the Cricket Match -Audio Commentary Playlist.

The ground had a Lords like slope from north to south with the square boundary slightly shorter to the north where the boundary was a high fence protecting a new housing development – Cricketer’s Close.

Some spectators were surprised that after Rory struggled to control the wet ball in the first over which went for eight with five extras that Damion started at the other end, as Mo is the regular opening bowler and had been limbering up.

The change worked after just four balls as Rory, behind the stumps, look an excellent tumbling catch down the leg side. There was no further success for the opening pair of bowlers, and Rory was hit for a great boundary eight, as the home side reached 32 from the first five overs. However, the first change at the far end of the ground from the Pavilion to bring on Nick worked well as with the last ball of the sixth over the number three was bowled.

This brought Amit and Andy together and they bowled with good accuracy and in Andy’s case on this occasion great success. He had one for one after Rory took a second catch to dismiss the club captain. His next over started with a six just backward of square between Mo at square leg and Prem at fine leg – but when the shot was repeated two balls later the ball was hit finer and Prem steadied himself for a catch.

With the opening batsman now out with just 54 scored Metro sensed an early end to the innings. Mo finally joined the attack in the eleventh over without success; but Andy kept up his wicket an over performance with a catch taken by Damion at short cover, to finish with 3 for 15.

After an early drinks break Mo bowled a wicket maiden in the fifteenth over and Rory then hit the stumps twice with his first two balls as he came back in the sixteenth to leave him on a hat trick ball at the start of the 2022 season. Metro had been set just 70 to beat.

With tea not quite ready there was a swift turnaround and the tone of the reply was set first ball when Damion caught up with a widish leg side ball to hit it for four through fine leg. He followed up with a shot through mid-off for another boundary and this combined with sharp running to add two to a wide and four more runs from the bat meant Metro had fifteen from the first over.

Nick and Damion showed no mercy in keeping up that scoring rate as Lancashire rotated their bowlers but no-one could stench the flow of run scoring. Nick hit a four off the first ball of the sixth over Metro had won with 73, Nick having 30 and Damion 28.

Roger Barker, who was umpiring, presented league winners medals to the team over the post-match tea as the players enjoyed that winning feeling. Enjoy the winter and look forward to more cricket in 2022 especially for the Devils who can expect a full season in 2022.

Match report by Paul Toplis

 

Metro Devils – The Development Team

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 Hassan Khan at the Metro Devils h.khan25@googlemail.com 07792 004838 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046

 

Interested in volunteering?

If you want to try volunteering, please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

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