Barnby Dun CC host a county cricket game with a difference

Action from Yorkshire VICC's clash with Northants at Barnby Dun CC
Action from Yorkshire VICC's clash with Northants at Barnby Dun CC

Barnby Dun Cricket Club played host to a county match with a difference – both teams were visually impaired.

Yorkshire Vikings Visually Impaired Cricket Club hosted their counterparts from Northants Steelbacks at Glass Park.

Blind cricket sees use of a larger ball with ball bearings inserted for sound plus an oversized set of stumps.

Otherwise the game is identical to standard cricket.

Yorkshire made 143 in their innings with Nathan Jamieson hitting 78. But Northants secured the win, losing two wickets in the process.

Barnby Dun’s Stuart Taylor said: “What marks it out is the spirit in which the game is played: patient, understanding, all round support but still highly competitive.”