The Rules of Blind Cricket
Information on the Formal Rules of Blind Cricket Competitions
A match is played between two teams of 11 players comprising a minimum of four B1 players, a minimum of two B2 players, and a maximum of 5 B3 players.
The Sight Categories
B1: No light perception in either eye up to or including light Perception but inability to recognise the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.
B2: From ability to recognise the shape of a hand up to and including Visual Acuity of 2/60 and/or Visual Field of 5 Degrees or less.
B3: From Visual Acuity above 2/60 up to and including Visual Acuity of 6/60 and/or a Visual Field of more than 5 degrees up to and including 20 degrees.
The composition of the team throughout the match will be as per the ratio of the three categories mentioned above.
Matches are 20 or 40 overs a side, the equipment are a standard cricket bat as approves by Blind Cricket and the special current Australian Blind Cricket ball as endorsed by the BCA.
The bowling has to be underarm. At the point of delivery the arm has to be below the shoulder; there are other various rules applied to the bowling in variation to regular cricket.
The batsman can be out in all the ways as laid down in the M.C.C rules of cricket. The batsman can be given out if he is bowled, caught, lbw, stumped, run out, hit wicket, handling the ball, double hitting, obstructing the field or timed out.
However hit wicket out is not applicable for B1 players.
For more information on the Formal Rules of Blind Cricket Competitions please click on the PDF files below.
Rules of Blind Cricket for National Blind Cricket Championships - OPEN DOCUMENT
National Championship Blind Cricket Playing Conditions - OPEN DOCUMENT
To view the Twenty 20 national Championships playing and Competition Rules - OPEN DOCUMENT
Blind Cricket New South Wales
1/73 Wentworth Avenue, Wentworthville NSW 2145