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Northants Steelbacks VICCC were founded in 2002 and have been playing competitive cricket since 2005. In the club’s twelve seasons 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 2017 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

 

2017 Fixtures & Winter Training Dates

Saturday 28th January

1pm to 4pm Training Session

Venue: Kingsthorpe College, Northampton

 

Saturday 25th February

1pm to 4pm Training Session

Venue: Kingsthorpe College, Northampton

 

Saturday 1st April

1pm to 4pm Training Session

Venue: Kingsthorpe College, Northampton

 

Sunday 23rd April

Northants Steelbacks v Nottinghamshire Knights (BBS Cup First Round)

Venue: The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

 

Saturday 6th May

London Metro v Northants Steelbacks (BCEW National League)

Venue: To Be Confirmed

 

Sunday 14th May

Northants Steelbacks v Somerset VICC (BCEW National League)

Venue: The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

 

Saturday 20th May

Lancashire Lions v Northants or Nottinghamshire (BBS Cup Quarter Final)

Venue: To Be Confirmed

 

Sunday 4th June

Northants Steelbacks v Nottinghamshire Knights (BCEW National League)

Venue: The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

 

Saturday 10th June

Lancashire Lions v Northants Steelbacks (BCEW National League)

Venue: To Be Confirmed

 

Saturday 1st July

Sussex Sharks v Northants Steelbacks (BCEW National League)

Venue: Blackstone, near Brighton

 

Saturday 8th July

Warwickshire Bears v Lancashire or Northants or Nottinghamshire (BBS Cup Semi Final)

Venue: To Be Confirmed

 

Sunday 30th July

Northants Steelbacks v Yorkshire Vikings (BCEW National League)

Venue: The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

 

Saturday 5th August

London Metro v Northants Steelbacks (BCEW Twenty20 Cup Quarter Final)

Venue: Highgate Woods, North London

 

Sunday 13th August

Northants Steelbacks v Warwickshire Bears (BCEW National League)

Venue: The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

 

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

 

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