Have A Go At Blind Cricket
As part of a weekend of celebrations to mark the Cricket World Cup, we’re inviting the public to pull on blindfolds and have a go at Blind Cricket with help from members of Nottinghamshire’s very own blind cricket team, the Nottinghamshire Knights.
The fun starts at the fanzine in Nottingham’s Old Market Square on Sunday 2 June at 4pm, when you can pull on blindfolds and square up to the intrepid blind and partially sighted cricketers of the Nottinghamshire Knights Cricket Team in a unique demonstration of blind cricket that will deliver a whole new spin on the much-loved game of cricket.
Playing is free and equipment will be provided, so all you need to take part is the courage to face up to our brilliant blind bowlers and batsman as you enter their world of cricket in the dark.
The team is sponsored by local sight loss charity, My Sight Notts, whose Coach, Kirsty Allen, said: “Listening skills are just as important as batting abilities when you play blind cricket. It’s a very different game from regular cricket so I’d encourage everyone to take this opportunity to try something different it’s great fun and demonstrates that the great game of cricket can be made accessible to everyone.