South Australian Blind Cricket Club Inc.

Overview

SABCC has its own website and invites all to visit us at

www.blindcricketsa.org or by searching ‘blindcricketsa.org’ in your search engine

 

South Australia Blind Cricket Club SABCC

Formed in 1958 the South Australian Blind Cricket Club commenced and has  participated in the Blind Cricket “Carnival” on numerous occasions.

The SABCC Club Rooms and Home Ground is located at the RSB facility at 11 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains, Adelaide, South Australia. During the traditional cricket season, between September and March the SABCC regularly holds internal games between Vision Impaired team members and occasionally an exhibition match against a sighted cricket team.

Fellowship and friendship of the cricket loving vision impaired fraternity in South Australia is the aim of the team. SABCC extends an invitation to any and all vision impaired persons and their families that would like to be involved in the club as a player or volunteer. Contact details are provided below.

 

History of  Blind Cricket

 Returned Australian World War One veterans that had lost their sight during the war were listening to a 1922 Cricket test on the radio at their Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria hostel. During the match  some of the residents thought blind people could play cricket as well. By putting rocks in a tin can and crudely shaping the can into a ball shape the origins of Blind Cricket had commenced. The game was then introduced to other States in Australia and was mainly played during lunchtime at workshops where vision impaired people were employed. The first interstate blind cricket game was played in 1928 between NSW and Victoria.

Biennially Blind Cricket Australia holds a Blind Cricket “Carnival” in which interstate teams play for the title of Australian Champions. The 2013/2014 Blind Cricket Carnival will be hosted by SABCC right here in Adelaide.

Today the game is played at international level in 10 countries using the same formats to conventional cricket, with modified rules. Blind cricket is recognised as the one of the very few Non-Paralympic sports that a vision impaired person can represent their country in.

To find out more about blind cricket and the rules go to

http://www.blindcricketsa.org/

 

Club Report

 

Contact Details

President
Eugene Negruk
president@blindcricketsa.org
Phone: 0410 417 850

Secretary
Mark Haskett
secretary@blindcricketsa.org
Phone: 0400 259 336