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Blind British female cricketers get winter training

Woman practicing squash Female blind cricket practicing racquetball as part of winter cricket training in Northumberland. Image credit: Gateway into the Com
Woman on squash court

Female blind cricket practicing racquetball as part of winter cricket training in Northumberland. Image credit: Gateway into the Com

Woman practicing squash

Female blind cricket practicing racquetball as part of winter cricket training in Northumberland. Image credit: Gateway into the Com

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.

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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.

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
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.

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