WA Blind Cricket Club "The Venetians"
WA BLIND CRICKET CLUB
BLIND CRICKET - AN AUSSIE INVENTIONS
Blind cricket is an Australian invention. The first game was played more than 80 years ago in Melbourne, with a handful of stones in a tin can to serve as a ball. The game is now played internationally, with regular national carnivals and even an Ashes series.
What's Needed to Play?
Enthusiasm, skill, practice and noise make all the difference.
The ball is made from white plastic and is filled with lead weights and metal washers so that it makes a noise when bowled or thrown.
The yellow stumps are made of metal and are welded together, so that players know when the ball makes contact.
Players also need to call to each other-the wicketkeeper may call to the bowler, a batsman can receive advice about when to run, and players communicate both their own position and the position of the ball.
Reckon You Can Take Us On?
In Western Australia, The Venetians play against sighted players, including social sides, sports clubs, work groups, Lions Clubs, families, and friends. Matches are both social and competitive and we invite your group to take us on!
Blind cricket is truly a team sport !
WA's Only Blind Cricket Team
Blind and vision impaired players welcome. Sighted opponents - look out!
New Players Welcome
The Venetians welcome new players and their families or friends. If you'd like to experience blind cricket, come along to a practice session or a match and have a go.
Who Can Join?
The Venetians are cricketers who are blind or vision impaired-men and women, young and old-anyone who is keen to have a swing of the bat, a throw of the ball, and some time in the sun.
When and Where?
Matches are held over summer on Sunday afternoons. We train each Tuesday over summer from 4pm-6pm. We play and train at Shearn Memorial Park in Maylands, which is close to public transport and only 10 minutes from the city centre. Players are happy to orient newcomers to transport options and the ground.
Who Do We Play?
The Venetians are WA's only blind cricket team. We play fully-sighted teams each game, with trips to Busselton and Kulin to play the locals. Matches are both social and competitive.
If you would like more information, please let us know, contact:
|WA Blind Cricket Club Fixtures 2010/2011|