Ability Cricket News
Everything that you need to know about whats been happening in December
Staffordshire Cricket boasts two sides that represent us at county level with players, both young and old coming from all over the area to play together.
Staffordhsire Wolves Visual Impairment Team
Based at Wolverhampton Cricket Club, this squad started training in November 2014 and joined the Blind Cricket England & Wales (BCEW) Regional League for the 2016 season. VI cricket is played under rules adapted to suit blind and visually impaired people. The ball is a size 3 football and the wickets are larger than standard ones. Players are classified into different categories depending on the quality of their vision. A team is made up of 11 players and must contain at least 3 totally blind players.
Any person, male or female aged 11 or older is allowed to play VI cricket. We have players of all ages, both male and female, some are experienced, others are failry new, so don't worry if you've not played before.
Staffordshire Ability Team
Based in Newcastle, joined the ECB Super 9's League for the 2015 season. The game is played with an incrediball with a minimum of 9 players who have been classified as having a learning and/or physical disability. Played similarly to red-ball cricket with the exeption that batters retire at 50 and bowlers can only take three wickets before having to come off which makes the format truly inclusive. A number of local leagues exist where near neighbouring counties play one another. Winners of each of the respective area leagues will qualify for national quarter finals, semi finals and eventually a final.