About the club

Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club compete in the BCEW National League. The club plays each other county once and competes against eight counties. The visually impaired cricket club play their home games at Wombats CC in Bishops Lydeard. Matches are played with a larger ball (size of a handball) that makes a sound and the wickets are larger. Each player much be registered blind or partially sighted. Each player is then placed into one of four sight categories. The team is then made up of different sight categories, with no more than two players from the high partial category.

For any questions about Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club Contact – somersetvicricket@gmail.com

Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club

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Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club are a friendly and sociable club who are always looking for new players.. The club have an open training session during the spring, where new players are welcome to come along and try the game.

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The Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club was officially formed in 2011, after a successful trial through 2010 ensured that there were enough players interested to create the team. Despite being a very young club the team have gone on to achieve a number of successes in the past 8 seasons.

All players must be registered as blind or partially sighted and, as the playing rules vary according to the sight classification of each individual player, players must be further classified under BCEW’s Sight Classification Procedures set out as Part A of its Regulations. Each player must be placed in one of four sight categories which must be declared on the club’s team sheet and designated on the field by the wearing of an appropriately coloured wristband, Purple or black for totals, yellow for low partials, green for mid partials and red for high partials.

For full details, please visit the ECB’s Blind Cricket website.

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Growth in the game

With the increasing growth in participation of cricket amongst disabled people, there is an ever growing need for supporting resources for coaches and volunteers in order to coach cricket.

This video is aimed at coaches who are already active, however may be new to working with Visually Impaired cricketers. We hope that the resources prove useful in your work within disabled cricket and provide you with the necessary support to deliver fun and effective cricket coaching!

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Fixtures

Date
Home team
Away Team
23 April
Sussex Sharks
Somerset
7 May
London Metro
Somerset
21 May
Northants Steelbacks
Somerset
22 May
Northants Steelbacks
Somerset
25 June
Somerset
Sussex Sharks
16 July
Surrey
Somerset
23 July
Cheshire or Northants
Somerset or London Metro 
6 August
London Metro
Somerset
13 August
Somerset
London Metro

Training details

Training takes place between February – April on a Saturday afternoon at the Copper Associates County Ground.