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Cricket Report: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Metro Cricket Team

25th September

The cricket season ended with a below-strength Metro side taking a trip to Wolverhampton Cricket Club, who were hosting the David Townley memorial T20 competition for the first time. Seven were hardy enough to face a day that started on the seven forty-three from Euston and finished finding their way home after the return train arrived at ten o’clock.

Matt Dean who had taken Metro to finals day was that missed person on the day; as some of his runs may have resulted in a more successful outcome for Metro. Matt won the BCEW partially sighted batsman of the year award for his 600 runs at an average of 150. Lois Turner had already received the female player of the year award for her efforts for Surrey and Metro.

The draw for the semi-finals resulted in what seems to be a fixture of the draw for cup matches as Metro had to face Warwickshire, while Sussex played Cheshire in the other match. Metro expanded their team by borrowing players from Staffordshire who had turned up to watch and were happy to be given the opportunity to play.

However, after the BCEW bowler of the year, Luke Sugg bowled Rory with the fourth ball of the Metro innings the game was always going to be very hard for Metro to compete in. Shaks top scored with 14 as a score of just 40 all out was posted in under 14 overs as Luke finished with 4 for 9 plus a catch. He then led the chase with 26 not out including a six as despite Rory picking up one wicket – Metro could not take the game into the sixth over.

After an excellent, and early lunch Metro faced Cheshire in the third place playoff game; losing the toss they were asked to bat first and fared much better in this game. Rory scored 71 from a total of 131; which included a partnership of 77 for the fourth wicket with Aemonn, who scored an undefeated 15. A much more competitive score in the very windy conditions that make hearing the ball and bowling with accuracy quite difficult. The opposition had lost a lot of wickets in their semi-final and when Rory took a wicket with his first ball with just two runs having been scored it looked as if a very tight game might ensue.

Tom Kitchen and Paul Knowles however then built a steady partnership from a slow start and when Rory and Charles combined to secure a run out for Metro’s second wicket they had scored 90 together in just over half the allotted overs. This base allowed Cheshire to complete their win with more than three overs to spare; but not before the Staffordshire on loan total had taken a no bounce catch to dismiss Howard Greenhill and Charles had taken a catch to leave the Cobras four down as they reached their target with a boundary.

In the final Justin Hollingsworth scored 98 as Warwickshire posted a huge total that could not be matched by the BCEW league winners Sussex; so there were two winning teams able to collect their trophies at the post-match celebration. Metro passed on the “Spirit of Cricket” award to Somerset and so ends the season – although some may noticed that the BBS Cup final has not been played. Due to unforeseen circumstances that will now take place in the early part of the 2017 season.

– Report by Paul Toplis

England VI fall just short in first T20

original article by www.ecb.co.uk

The result went down to the last over as England Vision Impaired lost the opening Twenty20 of this weekend’s two-match series against Australia by seven wickets in Adelaide.

Both teams observed a minute’s silence before play started and wore black armbands throughout the game to pay their respects to acting Australia captain, Steve Palmer, and his family, who lost a close family member yesterday.

Australia won the toss and opted to field, leaving England to bat in tough conditions.

Justin Hollingsworth and Mark Turnham opened England’s innings but Turnham was bowled early by Lindsay Heaven and went for two.

One-day international captain Matt Dean joined proceedings and built up a 50-run partnership with Hollingsworth. The pair were looking good when Hollingsworth was run out for 38.

England Visually Impaired captain Luke Sugg scores 27 runsEngland Visually Impaired captain Luke Sugg scores 27 runs

Captain Luke Sugg picked up where Hollingsworth left off and he and Dean also chalked up a 50-run stand before he too was run out, courtesy of a direct throw from Palmer. Sugg exited the field on 27.

A nice contribution from Si Ledwith opposite Dean meant England played hard and fast cricket in the final couple of overs to build a score.

Ledwith was bowled by Heaven just before the end of the innings and England finished on 165 for five.

Dean rounded off another composed display on 58 not out.

Australia batted with intent in their chase and openers Heaven and Palmer posted an impressive 117 runs between them.

Things were looking good for the home side but England managed to halt momentum through Sugg, who ran out Heaven for 69 in the 14th over.

Palmer continued to bat well and brought up his half-century with a boundary in the 18th over.

Down to the wire

Australia needed six runs to win coming into the final over and Hollingsworth was called into the attack to see out the game.

With two balls remaining and the scores level, Hollingsworth took the wicket of Cory Heberley to welcome in-form batsman Matt Cameron into the fray.

The result came right down to the wire and Australia were awarded a wide off the final ball to win the game by seven wickets.

England will look to bounce back quickly from their last-over defeat tomorrowEngland will look to bounce back quickly from their last-over defeat tomorrow

Afterwards England Head Coach Ross Hunter said: “Conditions were relatively tough this morning, but we would have made the choice to bat [if England won the toss] because we wanted to impose ourselves and try to control the game.

“There were some really good contributions throughout the innings and getting to 165 we thought was a competitive total but by no means a clearly winning score.

“Australia were fantastic with the bat and made it very difficult for us to take wickets and gain any momentum. They fully deserve their success today.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Hunter said: “With today being such a close game we can’t read too much into the result. We realise we didn’t play the best cricket we could so we want to come back tomorrow and see if we can do that. Hopefully that will give us a win.

“I am incredibly proud of the players and their 4-1 win in the ODI series, with all their hard work paying off in the results they have achieved.”

Highlights

England Batting
Matt Dean – 58 not out
Luke Sugg- 27 out

Australia Bowling
Lindsay Heaven – 2-16 off 4 overs
England Bowling
Justin Hollingsworth – 1-27 off 3.5 balls

Australia Batting
Lindsay Heaven – 69 out
Steve Palmer – 54 not out

Man of the Match – Lindsay Heaven

England Visually Impaired team 

Luke Sugg (captain)
Ed Hossell (vice captain)
Matt Dean
Rob Comber
Justin Hollingsworth
Hassan Khan
Pete Blueitt
Mark Turnham
Amin Afshari
Si Ledwith
Dan Field

Twelfth man
B1 – Mahomed Khatri
B2 – Mark Bond
B3 – James Millard

original article by www.ecb.co.uk

Cricket – BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup

Metro Cricket Team
Venue:
Finals Day, at Wolverhampton Cricket Club
Time:
contact to confirm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
24th September 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

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 on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

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?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

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

Cricket – KO Semi Final (TBC)

Metro Devils Cricket Team
Venue:
Away
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
09th July 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

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 on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

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?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

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

Cricket – Metro v Warwickshire

Metro Cricket Team
Venue:
Highgate
Time:
1pm - TBC
Phone:
N/A
Date:
02nd July 2016
Cost:
Free


We welcome male and female players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, but you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

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 on Thursday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the ‘Events‘ page here  or the quick link on the right of this page for match dates.

For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact: Rory Field
rory.field74@gmail.com

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?

Blind cricket – B1 category – batting and bowling  – Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B2 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Blind Cricket – B3 category – batting and bowling-Video Below!

Videos above by ECB

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