Inaugural NSW Blind Cricket Shield for Blacktown

Published on 16 May 2018

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Blind Sports NSW in partnership with Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW has established the Youth Blind Cricket series pitting the Thunder and Sixers against each other.


Blind cricket is a modified version of cricket where verbal signals are used both by umpires and players.


Game 2 of the Gordon Cooper Blind Cricket series is on this Sunday 20 May from 10am at Joe McAleer Oval, Glendenning. The Thunder will be looking to wrap up the 3 game series after a convincing win in game 1 in Narrabeen.


Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali MP is thrilled that Blacktown can support such important sporting events.


“Blacktown is an inclusive city and sport is no exception. I encourage the whole community to get behind this fantastic event.”


“We are thrilled that Blacktown City Council has provided access to the award winning facilities at Joe McAleer Oval in Glendenning. It is only through support like this from Blacktown City Council that inclusion and adapted sport can thrive. This initiative has changed the landscape of Blind Cricket in NSW”, said CEO of Blind Sports NSW Murray Elbourn.


“We hope people from around Sydney, but especially the Blacktown community, will come to see this adapted version of cricket, with some of the current Australian team on show in mentoring roles of their up and coming players across the Blind Cricket NSW program.”