Cricket for blind & partially sighted people

Metro Devils squad 2011
Metro Devils 2011
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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.

Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a size 3 plastic 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. For more info, visit the Blind Cricket England and Wales homepage at
http://www.bcew.co.uk

Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. Training is also held at the cricket nets at Highgate Wood on Monday evenings in the cricket season. Visit the 'events' quick link on this page for match dates. Metro will consider subsidy requests for travel and subsistence, kit, venue hire etc.

Metro Devils welcome both men and women, and players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, and you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.

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For more details on Metro’s cricketing activities, please contact Rory Field rory_field@yahoo.co.uk.

You may also find these links of interest:
Cricket for Change: www.cricketforchange.org.uk
ECB Disability Cricket: www.ecb.co.uk/development/disability-cricket/
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