2014 season

Somerset Visually Impaired CC go from strength-to-strength

Gaining promotion from the Development league to the National league was a fantastic achievement for the Somerset Visually Impaired CC (SVICC) last season and the whole squad were under no illusion as to the challenges that the step up would entail. However, this did not phase them and the team got off to a winning start against Yorkshire in the National Cup competition.

Whilst the new league did prove challenging with defeat at the hands of Sussex and Warwickshire, cup success was a habit that the team were not going to shake off. A narrow win against Warwickshire in the semi-finals led the team to the National Finals where they came up against stiff opposition in the form of Sussex. A game cut short by an injury to the opposing wicket keeper saw Somerset fall short and finish as runners up in the National Cup.

The SVICC now had a taste for finals days and weren’t about to stop there. They quickly found themselves competing in the T20 cup semi-final against London Metro. A thrilling match which swung both ways and ended on the final ball, with Captain on the day Rob Crisp clearing the boundary to win the match. In the final that followed the team put in another fantastic performance to win the BCEW T20 cup; a massive achievement which all at the club and the cricket board are extremely proud of.

With the taste of victory a flavour that the team were becoming accustomed to, they also finished strongly in the league with a convincing draw against table toppers London Metro and a four wicket victory away to Yorkshire. The team finished 5th in the league and all involved in visually impaired cricket wait with baited breath to see what these aspiring newcomers can achieve next season.

Sun 8th June

BBS Cup

Home

Yorkshire

Somerset win by 5 wickets

Sat 21st June

League

Home

Sussex Sharks

Match drawn

Sat 5th July

BBS Cup

Semi Finals

Warwickshire Bears

Somerset win by 1 wicket

Sat 12th July

League

Home

Northants Steelbacks

Northants win by 9 wickets

Sat 26th July

League

Away

Warwickshire Bears

Warwickshire win by 163 runs

Sat 30th August

League

Away

London Metro

Match drawn

Sat 6th September

BBS Cup

Final

Sussex Sharks

Sussex win by 7 runs, full match report attached

Sat 13th September

BCEW T20 Cup Quarter Final

Lancashire Lions

Somerset win by 99 runs

Sun 14th September

League Away

Yorkshire

Somerset win by 4 wickets

Sat 20th September

BCEW T20 Cup Finals Day

 

Somerset win semi by 5 wickets and final by 21 runs, full match report attached