About 150 supporters turned up to witness the rather unique format of cricket played by the visually impaired (VI), as an eclectic HNBCC team took on the England VI squad, coached by our very own Ross Hunter. The match itself was a very close affair with HNBCC chasing down the England VI XI total of 164 with 4 wickets to spare in the penultimate over, largely thanks to 50 from Will Gee who most impressively adapted to the style of play. Ross said that this was a great workout for his squad, especially in sharpening up their fielding skills in advance of the VI World Cup in South Africa in October. The event was supported by the Hampshire Cricket Board and featured a speed bowling machine and coaching sessions for our colts, a Hog Roast and Barbecue, Tombola, Bouncey Castle and an impressive array of salads and cakes. It was a great sporting and social event and emphasised HNBCC's commitment to supporting disability cricket and colts cricket in Hampshire.
See pictures in the Gallery.