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16th November 2023 Recreational

Durham Cricket to host Pan-disability Cricket taster session

Durham Cricket will be hosting a Pan-disability cricket taster day next month at Seat Unique Riverside.

The session held on Saturday 9 December 2024, will take place at the club’s indoor school and welcomes any cricketers who with a broad spectrum of impairments and health conditions to play together,

For more information and to register contact Durham Cricket’s SEND Cricket Development Officer Daryl Smith on

Visually impaired cricket continues to inspire and unite, breaking down barriers and proving that cricket truly is a sport for all. This remarkable sport has achieved remarkable milestones, both on and off the field, enriching lives and fostering a sense of community.

The main adaptation is the ball. In the domestic leagues and cups, the game is played with a size three football that is filled with tiny carbon balls that make a sound when the ball bounces or is struck by the bat. In the international game, the matches are played with a plastic ball, slightly larger than a standard cricket ball, which is also filled with smaller balls to create the sound.

The game has been played in the UK since the 1940s, when it began as a means of recreation for injured servicemen returning from the Second World War.

Today the game is played by a number of clubs up and down the country and the format is suitable for players with a variety of sight classifications.

Durham’s team train all year round. In the winter, training takes place fortnightly at the Hermitage Academy in Chester-le-Street, with summer training details soon to be confirmed.

Durham VI Cricket Club began life several years ago as the North East Eaglesand we look forward to seeing what heights the club can go to next.

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