The Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club was officially formed in 2011, after a successful trial through 2010 ensured that there were enough players interested to create the team. Despite being a very young club the team have gone on to achieve a number of successes in the past 3 seasons.
After gaining promotion to the national league last season, Somerset Visaully Impaired Cricket Club (SVICC) could have been forgiven if they had merely consolidated this year. However, not wanting leave the silverware cabinet empty for a season the team reached the national T20 finals on Saturday 20th September and despite inclement weather and stiff opposition managed to win through and take the title. A fantastic match report, from skipper on the day, Rob Crisp, can be found below and sheds a real insight onto this superb format of the game.
As well as the national T20 title, the club can also be extremely proud of individual performances and three of their players were given honours in the end of season Blind Cricket England & Wales awards:
Ed Hossell – Partially sighted batsman of the year.
Rob Crisp – Partially sighted fielder of the year.
Jason Aughton – Totally blind bowler of the year.
A massive congratulations to all involved with Somerset VICC and we all look forward to a strong winter of training and even more successes next season.