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Bay of Plenty and Manukau South win at blind cricket

Bay of Plenty Blind Cricket logo. Bay of Plenty Blind Cricket logo. Image credit: Bay of Plenty Blind Sports.

Yesterday in Hamilton, New Zealand, two blind cricket matches were played.  The first was between Bay of Plenty and Waikato, with Bay of Plenty coming away winners.  The second match saw Bay of Plenty back in action, this time against Manukau South.  Bay of Plenty was unable to repeat their winning performance.



Both matches featured a lot of new players with little experience.  The matches gave encouragement to the organizers about the growth of the sport in New Zealand.  The event was organized by a volunteer force, that among other things, drove players to Hamilton from Tauranga and Auckland, scoring games, and organizing a social event after the matches.


Bay of Plenty and Waikato have played before, with the match taking place in November of last year. In that game, Bay of Plenty won 97 / 4 to 75 / 4.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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