Wednesday 6 May 2009 

Essex Cricket supports Visually Impaired Cricket Club

Essex Cricket supports Visually Impaired Cricket Club
Essex Cricket supports Visually Impaired Cricket Club
 

Essex County Cricket Board has developed its cricketing accessibility with the recent formation of the Essex Tigers Visually Impaired Cricket Club, who are affiliated with the County team.

The team is made up of a mix of experience and youth and contains many players from the Essex / East London area. The aim of the club is to encourage Visually Impaired players from across the county to experience a form of cricket developed specifically to be accessible for them.

Two representatives from the club, Charles Ronayne and Dave Burt met with Tom Foster from BBC Radio Essex and Tracey Davies the ECCB Cricket Development Manager to record a segment for Tom Foster’s “Essex and Proud” show, which was played out around Easter, with Essex Head Coach Paul Grayson also having a go at playing the game. Images of the event can be sent upon request by replying to this email.

If you are interested in watching the Tigers in action, they will be doing a short demonstration during the Southend Festival on Sunday August 9th and will also have several home games later in the season as below:

Saturday May 16th*     South Wales Dragons                         Flanders Field             League
Sunday May 31st         Hampshire VICC                                Southampton               League
Sunday June 7th*         Eastern Vipers                                     Harold Wood              Cup Q/F
Sunday June 14th         Birmingham SVICC                           Wolverhampton          League
Saturday June 20th*     Sussex Sharks VICC                          Bocking CC                League
Saturday July 11th       Warwickshire Bears VICC                 TBC                            League
Saturday August 1st    Metro Sports                                       TBC                            League

Other possible dates:

Saturday July 4th         Cup Semi-Finals                                  TBC                            Cup Semi
Saturday Aug 22nd      Cup Final Date                                    Edgbaston                   Cup Final

If you would like any more information on Visually Impaired cricket in the county or would like to get involved you can contact Charles Ronayne by email: charlesronayne@googlemail.com or Tracey Davies at Essex, email: tracey.davies.essex@ecb.co.uk who can also give you information on other disability cricket development within the county.

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