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Blind Cricket is Local

A majority of BCNSW´s games are played on our home ground at Henley Park, at the end of Baker Street, Enfield, Sydney, adjacent to Vision Australia.

You can read or listen to our Turn-by-turn Directions to our home ground. Come along and find out about Blind Cricket. The season runs from October until the end of March.

We are always looking for volunteers.

Blind Cricket NSW can be found online at www.blindcricket.com


The History of Blind Cricket

The game has its beginnings in 1922 in Melbourne, Victoria where it was first played at a hostel in Prahran. At the time of a Test Match two residents thought blind people could play cricket as well, and put rocks in a tin can and began to play a crude version of what we play today. The game was then introduced to other States in Australia (including NSW) and was mainly played during lunchtime at workshops where vision impaired people were employed.

1928 in Sydney, the first Interstate game took place between NSW and Victoria. Later the same year, a NSW team travelled to Melbourne to continue the challenge.

January 1953, the Australian Blind Cricket Council was formed in conjunction with the inaugural Australian Blind Cricket Carnival (Championships) which were held in Kooyong in Melbourne.

The first Blind Cricket Ashes competition was held in England in August 2004. 5 matches were played, with England winning the Ashes by 3 games to 2.

A return series of 5 matches was held in Sydney, Australia, in December 2008. The series results show another victory for England, winning 3-0. England won the 1st, 3rd and 4th matches, with the second rained out, and the final match a surprising 331 run draw.

A third Ashes series was held in England in May, 2012 with Australia convincingly winning the Ashes for the first time.


Please visit our website www.blindcricket.com We are always looking for new members, come join in on the fun!

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