For the past few months, both male and female members of SVI’s cricket group have been learning how to play visually impaired (VI) cricket. Now they are pushing the boundaries further – in Wolverhampton.
To improve their technique and make more cricketing friends, they’ve started attending sessions with Staffs and Wolves VI Cricket team in the University’s Sports Hall.
Organiser and SVI Vice Chair, Mike, gave the following account of the first session.
“Sunday 19 January saw some SVI members join Staffs & Wolves VI Cricket team for an enjoyable afternoon improving our cricketing skills.
“We started with everyone introducing themselves before moving on to some gentle exercises. Once warmed up we spent time practising our bowling, batting, and catching skills before finishing the afternoon off with a game.
“It was a great way to spend my afternoon as I got a lot from it. I thought both sides gelled well, and all had a great time. I’m looking for more of the same.”
Steve Lightfoot (Disability Officer for Staffordshire Cricket) said: “I had some great feedback from some of our VI cricketers about your guys.”
SVI Member and Trustee Steve Keenan said: “I enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next session.”
Cricket sessions will continue as usual at Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury. For details of these, and the extra Sunday sessions in Wolverhampton, see our calendar of events or contact the SVI office.
If you are an SVI member who is interested in cricket, please get in touch. We welcome new members to join our friendly group.