The club offers warm congratulations to 15yr old Josh Nonet-Black a member of Surrey's VI squad, based with us at Frimley, on being selected for the England Training Camp for the Blind Cricket World Cup later this year in South Africa and Blind Ashes in Australia.
Josh, from Godstone, a B1 (totally blind) player only took up cricket two years ago however having impressed the county coaches he was invited to join the ECB Regional Development Centre which attracted the attention of the England Management
The decision and invitation was made when Ross Hunter, Head Coach England VI Team, visited Frimley on Sunday
Kia Oval Demo - (click the pic for video link)
Surrey VI Kia Oval Demo - (click the pic for link)
An article from the news page of the surreywebsight.org.uk website regarding the VI game played at Frimley cricket club...
This Sunday, 12th May, Frimley CC are proud to be hosting Surrey's first competitive Visually Impaired (VI) Cricket match against Kent, 1pm start. The two teams will also be joined by John Garbett, Development Director for Blind Cricket England and Wales (BCEW) and a member of the England VI Cricket squad.
Why not pop along and experience cricket with a little difference
Frimley CC v Surrey VI
A phenomenal success was the view shared around Frimley as Visually Impaired cricket came to town. See below quotes the club has received following the game against the Surrey VI team and click the photo above for all of the photos from the day.
"Good fun this morning really glad you asked me to play, it was a good life experience. I
think it taught us sighted people a massive lesson on what it's like to be Visually Impaired
and I think it will really help to build the club"
...a Frimley Player
"It just proves that if we can link with individuals and a club that genuinely care about
disabilities cricket then anything is possible, if there were only 10 more of you in the county
we would have the best 'disability cricket environments' in England"
...Head of Disability Cricket, Surrey Cricket Board
"The Kent VI team are travelling to Frimley on 12th May, it would be really good to have a chat
about how Frimley has managed to engage so many people to such an event?"
...Kent County Cricket Club
"Thanks for inviting us to the VI match yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sorry we could
ot stay longer. It is very reassuring knowing that there is a sport my son can play with his peers
when he gets older, Once again, thanks a lot and please let me know next time there is a VI match
"If this enlightenment 'and that's the only word I can explain the feeling of my players after the
match' is felt or achieved by anyone playing sport regardless if they have a disability or not,
then its priceless"
"I'm emailing you because my 6 year old son, has been going on about coming to cricket since it was
mentioned to him at the Surrey VI game on Sunday. Could you give me any further information on
the coaching sessions and is it ok for him to come along?"
...Surrey VICC Team Captain
Cricket with a Difference - come along and see something a little different this weekend. On Sunday April 21st from 10am Johnny Hebditch will lead a Frimley representative team kitted out with blindfolds and Simulation specs to take on the Surrey VI Team in a T wenty20 challenge game at Chobham Road.
Frimley's work with Surrey continues to receive recognition, please see the link below for an article from the current edition of Heathscene (page 11), Surrey Heath's magazine delivered to 36,000 homes across the Borough
The article was sponsored by Councillor Ian Sams
Frimley feature on Surrey Cricket Board website
Former Frimley youngster James Regan presents Somerset Visually Impaired team with league trophyhttp://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk/somerset-vicc-presented-with-trophy-by-james-regan/
As you know Frimley are becoming instrumental in the development of Visually Impaired cricket in Surrey, see the link below from the England training session before next month's VI Twenty20 World Cup. Domestic games are played with a size 3 football but International games use the small white ball. Please check out the link below for further info...
The Frimley CC press office has been working overdrive with the following article in this week's News & Mail (p11)