With blind cricket done for the winter in the United Kingdom, a few of Britain’s female blind cricketers got in winter training this week in Northumberland on the racquetball court, where they focused on improving their coordination.
The players are affiliated with the Northumberland Cricket Board, who run a program for people with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and visual impairments. They are focusing on developing programs around the county, primarily at the moment through identifying young people to participate, training coaches in specific needs for cricketers with disabilities, and offering training for cricket players with disabilities.
Women’s blind cricket has begun to take off this year, with Great Britain and South Africa being leaders in the game. The first international was played in October of last year between the United Kingdom and Nepal in Nepal.