Durham Viper Jets Visually Impaired Cricket Club

Cricket


The Durham Viper Jets Visually Impaired Cricket Club (DVJVICC) began life in the summer of 2010, when we had just a handful of interested players and very little experience. After playing a few friendly matches we had our first AGM and a constituation was set up, we also joined the BCEW and began playing in their Development league, and cup competitions.
We are the only VI Cricket club in the North east, and have players from all over county Durham, Newcastle and even as far as Yarm.
The team is made up of 11 mixed sex and age players, classified as totals, low partial, mid partial and high partial. Visually Impaired (VI) cricket is a specially adapted version of the game that is suitable for anyone with a visual impairment – whether partially sighted or totally blind. The main adaption being the ball used, which is played with a larger ball that is filled with tiny carbon balls that make a sound when the ball is bounced or hit, the other main adaption is slightly larger stumps painted white and on a solid base.
We train once a week using an indoor facility during the winter and outdoors the rest of the season.

Address


Durham Viper Jets Visually Impaired Cricket Club
Riverside Sports Pavillion
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
DH3 3SJ

Session Types


Adult Sessions
Junior Sessions
Mixed Gender
Sensory Impaired EG Visual and Hearing