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Thursday, 24th April 2014

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Visually-Impaired Off To Winning Start

Newly-formed Nottinghamshire Visually Impaired Cricket Club (NVICC) won their first competitive game against Hampshire VICC by an impressive margin of nine wickets.

And they did it with nine of the 30 overs remaining.

The team was only formed in 2010 and already has a squad of 19 players.

The game is similar to traditional cricket but played with a size 3 football containing a small amount of led shot, so totally blind players can hear the ball.

This is a massive achievement for such an inexperienced team led by their chairman Bernard Sullivan and captained by his son Darren Sullivan.

The captain had an impressive game scoring 48 not out and taking three wickets to set up an unlikely victory.

NVICC will now face Sussex Sharks, who are the current league champions, in the quarter-finals in Hove, on the June 9.

Chairman Bernard Sullivan said: "It is still sinking in and is a huge step to becoming a league team next season."

"We are always keen to hear from anyone interested in playing the game as well as volunteers to help coach, umpire games and help transport players etc."

For more local news and sport visit The Nottingham Post.

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