Monthly Archives: May 2012

Report on first blind one day international between England and Australia

Report on 1st ODI.docx

Note for Spectators attending Ashes matches at Malvern College

Please note the following if you are attending either of the Ashes matches held at Malvern College

As the matches are during term time it is essential that all spectators sign in at the College’s Sports Centre on arrival.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation on this matter.

How to keep up to date with the Blind Cricket Ashes 2012

The 2012 Blind Cricket Ashes gets under way on Wednesday 30th May at Malvern College.

If you’re not going to be at the series there are a few ways to keep in touch with what’s happening.

We will attempt to keep this site up to date, but the best way to get extremely regular updates is to follow @UKBlindCricket on twitter.

There is also a possibility that audio commentary will become available via the internet, if this does happen news of it will be posted here and on twitter @UKBlindCricket

The England Players on twitter are:

Matt Dean @MatDean09
Luke Sugg @LukeSugg19
Andy Powers @FreddieP179
Dave Gavrilovic @DaveGavrilovic
Justin Hollingsworth @HworthJustin11
Ryan Jones @RyanCricket

To see the England squad in full please check lower down this site’s front page.

The series schedule is:

Ashes Series
Match 1
Wednesday 30th May
At Malvern College
Start time: 10.30

Match 2
Thursday 31st May
At Malvern College
Start time: 10.30

Reserve day
Friday 1st June

Match 3
Saturday 2nd June
At Warwick School
Start time: 10.30

Twenty20 Series
Match 1
Sunday 3rd June
At Feckenham CC
Start time: 13.30

Matches 2 & 3
Monday 4th June
At Leamington CC
Start times: 10.00 & 14.45

Match 4
Tuesday 5th June
At Feckenham CC
Start time: 10.00

England’s Squad for the 2012 Blind Cricket Ashes

The England squad has been confirmed for the Blind Cricket Ashes. The 19 man squad will compete in 3 Ashes & 4 Twenty20 matches from Wednesday 30th May to Tuesday 5th June 2012.

The Squad is:

B1s
Amit Amin (London Metro)
Peter Blueitt (Yorkshire VICC)
Dave Gavrilovic (Northants Steelbacks)
Steve Humphreys (London Metro)
Hassan Khan (London Metro)
Mo Khatri (Warwickshire Bears)

B2/B3s
Rob Comber (Sussex Sharks)
Gavin Dean (London Metro)
Matt Dean (London Metro, Captain)
Dan Field (Sussex Sharks)
Joe Harrison (Sussex Sharks)
Justin Hollingsworth (Warwickshire Bears)
Ryan Jones (London Metro)
Ryan Leighton (Warwickshire Bears)
Matt Paige (Hampshire VICC)
Andy Powers (Hampshire VICC)
Dave Powers (Warwickshire Bears)
Luke Sugg (Warwickshire Bears, Vice Captain)
Heindrich Swanepoel (London Metro)

The squad contains 9 uncapped players with Hassan Khan & Mo Khatri the only b1s to have represented their country before where as partials Rob Comber, Justin Hollingsworth, Ryan Jones, Ryan Leighton & Matt Paige are also hoping to make their England debuts.

Hampshire, Northants & Yorkshire are all set to have their first England players. London Metro have the highest number of players in the squad with 7 of the 19 from their club.

Dave Gavrilovic is one of the most unusual names to be selected, only Heindrich Swanepoel from the current squad has been playing blind cricket longer than Dave yet this is the first time the Northants captain has been picked for England. Dave could also become only the second person after Keryn Seal to have played blind cricket as a partially sighted player before losing his sight & going on to play internationally as a b1. When you take into account he had 4 months out injured over the winter it certainly makes Dave an unlikely player to have made the squad & shows the value of hard work.

Another noteable name in the squad is 15-year-old Justin Hollingsworth, the Warwickshire all rounder will join a very small group of Englishmen to have played international cricket under the age of 16 if he makes his debut this summer.

Amit Amin is set to make his international debut at a second sport in as many years. In 2011 Amit played Lawn Bowls for England and won a silver medal in his debut international competition.

A number of the young & talented new players in this squad were found via the ECB VI Cricket development programme that ran during 2011 to find new players for the England set-up.

It’s worth noting that 75% of this squad are aged under 30, so it’s likely a lot of these names will appear regularly in future England squads.

For the full schedule of the Ashes & Twenty20 series this summer please see the below article.

England v Australia Schedule

Here is the confirmed schedule for this summer’s blind cricket Ashes & Twenty20 series both against Australia. The series will be held in Worcestershire & Warwickshire.

The Ashes matches are 40 overs per side & as you might guess the Twenty20 matches are 20 overs per side.

England v Australia 2012 schedule

Ashes Series
Match 1
Wednesday 30th May
At Malvern College
Start time: 10.30

Match 2
Thursday 31st May
At Malvern College
Start time: 10.30

Reserve day
Friday 1st June

Match 3
Saturday 2nd June
At Warwick School
Start time: 10.30

Twenty20 Series
Match 1
Sunday 3rd June
At Feckenham CC
Start time: 13.30

Matches 2 & 3
Monday 4th June
At Leamington CC
Start times: 10.00 & 14.45

Match 4
Tuesday 5th June
At Feckenham CC
Start time: 10.00