Annual match with blind cricket team
The fifth annual match between the Blind Cricket NSW team and Southern Spirit Cricket Club was held at Rogers Park in Woy Woy on January 9.
Batting first, Southern Spirit CC had strong performances from Col Grant and Russell Downey.
These were complemented by Mitch Wright and Lachlan McDonald, who ensured a strong total was posted.
Top bowling performances from Blind Cricket NSW players Brian Edwards, Vaughan Roles and David Saxberg with a wicket a piece, ensured the total remained in reach.
Southern Spirit CC had set Blind Cricket NSW 164 to run down and Kevin Dewar ensured this was always going to be a difficult chase with two wickets in the space of two balls.
BCNSW had a small fightback from Lindsay Heaven (Blind Cricket NSW and Australian Captain) who scored 24 and Scott Jones with 22.
Unfortunately Blind Cricket NSW closed their innings at 93 in the 25th over.
All Southern Spirit players wore vision occlusion glasses, which provided an experience of having their vision impaired.
The annual event supports the Blind Cricket NSW team by providing quality practice in the lead-up to the championships.
Website, 12 Jan 2017
Francis Walsh, Central Coast Cricket Association
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