32nd Blind Cricket National Championships (2013-2014)

2013-2014 National Blind Cricket Championships

The 32nd Blind Cricket National Championships were held from the 28th of December 2013 until the 7th of January 2014 in Adelaide. The Championships consisted of two competition phases: a single round of 40 Over Matches, concluded with a Final; and a single round of 20 Over Matches, again concluded with a Final. The 40 Over Matches are played using the domestic Blind Cricket ball, whereas the 20 Over Matches are played using the international Blind Cricket ball.

32nd Blind Cricket Nationals Report
32nd Blind Cricket Nationals Report [small]

Queensland Team

  • Anthony Testa
  • Brendon Donahue
  • Clifton Plummer
  • Cory Heberley
  • Darren Gittens
  • David Truong
  • Jack Murphy
  • Lindsay Heaven
  • Mark Muscat
  • Matthew McCarthy
  • Peter Woollett
  • Ray Moxly
  • Tim Connell – Unable to attend due to injury

Fundraising

Blind Cricket is an amateur sport and players are required to fund themselves for transport and accommodation to tournaments. Accordingly, the QBCA undertook several endeavours to help fund players.

Fundraising Dinner

A formal dinner was held by the QBCA to raise funds for the Queensland Blind Cricket Team to travel to Adelaide for the National Championships in 2013-2014. It was held at night on Thursday the 5th of December 2013, and was a great success. On the night an auction was held with a variety of donated items.

Thanks are due to the following people for donating their time and/or items for the auction:

Raffle

Raffle tickets were sold to raise money for the Queensland Blind Cricket Team to travel to Adelaide for the National Championships in 2013-2014. Tickets were $5 each. The raffle was be drawn at the Fundraising Dinner.

The raffle prizes were:
1st: Half day fishing trip for 8 people on 60 Foot Riviera – Won by Katie Bannon
2nd: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB – Won by Bernie O’Conner
3rd: A carton of wine – Won by Lindsay Heaven

Thanks to Brett Plummer, Annette Plummer and Ken Reilly for donating the raffle prizes, and to everyone who bought tickets.