Monthly Archives: April 2012

Postponements, Fixtures & the new Development League

Hi Everyone,

This weeks first update of the season is in two parts, the lower part is a report on the first game of the new BCEW development league. This top part is a general update.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April

There were a number of fixtures scheduled for this weekend but they have all been postponed due to the massive amount of rain that has fallen in the last 10 days. The games lost were:

BCEW League
Metro v Hampshire VICC
Metro Devils v Warwickshire Bears
Northants Steelbacks v Sussex Sharks

Southern Development League
RNC Hereford v Berkshire Stags
RNC Hereford v Somerset VICC

As well as friendlies involving RNC, Berkshire, Lancashire Lions and Somerset.

The BCEW League & Southern Development League matches will all be rearranged later in the season.

Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th
BCEW League
Warwickshire Bears v South Wales Dragons: Postponed
This game has been postponed following a request from the Dragons and it will be played later in the season.

BBS Cup First Round
Saturday: Berkshire Stags v Northants Steelbacks
Sunday: Somerset VICC v Durham VICC (11am start)

These will be the first competitive matches played by both Berkshire & Somerset, so good luck to both sides.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the new members of the umpires panel and wish them all a successful first season in blind cricket.

That’s all for this update, but remember to follow @UkBlindCricket on twitter to get the fastest updates on blind cricket and live scores from matches once the rain lets the season get under way.

By Dave Gavrilovic

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The BCEW Northern Development League started at Old Sharlston CC near Wakefield on Sunday 22nd April.

The game was played between Yorkshire Ridings and Durham VICC with the home side winning by 7 wickets.

The weather forecast wasn’t good but the rain stopped in the early afternoon and after some sterling work by the groundstaff, we got going at around 2pm.

Durham were put into bat and made 99 for 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Yorkshires young development players batted steadily and reached 101 for 3 in around 14 overs. Both teams agreed that they would carry on and use all 20 overs in order to give everyone a chance.

Yorkshire took 18 points from the match with Durham gaining 4 points.

Special mention goes to Peter Stanley who was umpiring his first ever game of VI cricket and equipped himself well.

Altogether a good start to the first development league season and this bodes well for the rest of the year.

By John Garbett