Mossley CC hosted Cheshire Cobras Visually Impaired Cricket Club on Sunday 17th June 2018. With adapted equipment and a fun, friendly yet competitive spirit, players from both clubs enjoyed a great game of cricket and brightened up an otherwise dull Sunday afternoon.
Supported by the Cheshire Cricket Board the Cheshire Cobras Visually Impaired Cricket Club were established in 2013 to provide cricket for visually impaired people in the Cheshire Area to promote their physical and social welfare. Mossley CC approached the Cobras earlier in the year and arranged the friendly fixture.
The game is played to ECB laws and matches are 30 overs per side. The Mossley players wore low visibility eyewear to simulate the experience of VI players. The ball is a size 3 football with rattles inside and the stumps are bigger. The in-game etiquette is precise to enable all players to engage in the game for example, the bowler is required to ask if the batsman is “ready” and then has to shout “play” as the ball is bowled.