THERE'S a chance to see how those who are visually impaired can enjoy cricket when the Bradford and District Visually Impaired CC (B&DVICC) play a Bradford & Bingley CC side at their Wagon Lane ground on Friday (6.15pm).

Committee member Neil Hartley, who has arranged the T20 match said: "Our team is really looking forward to the unique challenges of the visually impaired game which is closely based on a standard game of cricket’s laws and methods of scoring.

"Our team will be provided with glasses or masks which restrict vision to simulate variations of total blindness through to mid and low levels of sight which will put our players into the same position as the visually impaired player.

"The ball used is similar a small football with a bell inside with the visually impaired players using their hearing rather than sight to play the game.

"I’m really pleased that our side will be a mixture of first and second team players and juniors."

For the B&DVICC team which uses the Wagon Lane venue for training purposes, it will be one of three official matches this season which will hopefully assist in encouraging continued support and recognition by the ECB.

The match also provides an opportunity for the Bradford & Bingley Cricket Club to further support a local group as part of its overall delivery of cricket in the community which is broadly encouraged under the banner of ECB Clubmark scheme.

Refreshments, including a barbecue will be available on the night.

Bradford & Bingley CC prepare for a trip to Wrenthorpe CC this weekend.