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Northants Steelbacks VICCC were founded in 2002 and have been playing competitive cricket since 2005. In the club’s history there have been some team and individual successes but the club’s biggest focus has been enabling visually impaired people of any age, male or female, to both play and enjoy playing cricket.

In 2019 the county will play in the Blind Cricket England & Wales (BCEW) National League and Twenty20 Cup as well as the British Blind Sport Primary Club Cup.


Team Honours

2006 British Blind Sport National League Champions

2010 & 2012 BCEW Brian Johnston Memorial Trust Development Festival Winners

2012 BCEW Spirit of Cricket Award Winners


2019 Fixtures & Training Dates

Training & fixture dates for the 2019 season will follow in early 2019.


Individual Honours Won Whilst a Northants Steelbacks Player

Dave Gavrilovic

4 England Blind Cricket Caps (2012 Blind Cricket Ashes & 2012 Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup)

2012 BCEW B1 (Totally Blind) Player of the Year

2016 BCEW Total (Totally Blind) Batsman of the Year

2016 ECB NatWest OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award) for Outstanding Contribution to Disability Cricket


Gavin Griffiths

2014 BCEW Total (Totally Blind) Player of the Year

2015 BCEW Total (Totally Blind) Batsman of the Year


Mark Horbatowski

2012 BCEW Most Promising Player of the Year


David Howells

Member of England Blind Cricket Emerging Player Programme

Shah Miah

2018 BCEW Partially Sighted Batsman of the Year


Alastair Provan

2008 BCEW Partially Sighted Bowler of the Year


To contact Northants Steelbacks Visually Impaired County Cricket club, in order to attend a training session, join the playing squad, to discuss sponsoring the club or to volunteer as a coach, umpire or scorer, please contact:

Club Captain & Chairman: Dave Gavrilovic

Email: DavidGavrilovic@yahoo.co.uk

Phone: 07866 751646


For more Information on Blind Cricket please visit WWW.BCEW.CO.UK or www.lordstaverners.org/disability-cricket-resources-lords-taverners