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Somerset Visually Impaired Cricket Club Season Review

It was another impressive year for the Somerset CCC VI Team.

The 2019 campaign got off to a great start as Kathryn Jelfs-White, one of the team’s players explains:

The season began with a bang for Somerset’s Visually Impaired side as we secured our second title in the T20 Final at Wolverhampton. The competition was weather postponed from last September and we battled through near-Arctic conditions to beat Yorkshire in the Semi-Final and then fend off eventual 2019 National League winners, Northamptonshire in the Final.

The League campaign was another successful one, securing a consecutive runners-up finish after four wins, a draw and unfortunately two losses.

For the third time in our history a 30-over Cup Final place was established but we came unstuck against a very determined London Metro side at the Brightside County Ground in Bristol. En route to the Final we took part in our first Bowl-Out as the weather tried to hinder the competition.

To compliment a fantastic season a number of awards and nominations from governing body BCEW were claimed:

 Captain Ed Hossell won Partially Sighted Fielder and was jointly awarded PS Player (also nominations for PS Batsman and PS Bowler)

The now legendary Steve Cook claimed the only title missing from his collection, Total Batsman, to become the game’s only player to have won every award for his sight category (also nominated for Total Player and Total Fielder)

 Nominations were received by:

Vice-Captain Heidi Linegar – Wicketkeeper, Low Partial Player and Female Player

Chairman Alan Mabey – LP Player (whilst daughter Sharnie Mabey won Best Female Player at the end of season Development Festival event in Leicester)

 Rob Crisp – PS Player, PS Bowler and PS Fielder

 Kathryn Jelfs-White – Female Player

After another marvellous season we are already looking forward to next spring!

Report by Kathryn Jelfs-White.

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