"Blind cricket has been played in Australia since 1922. Its early origins were in Prahran Victoria where a group of blind and vision impaired people came up with the idea of putting some rocks in a can and using it as a ball.  This occurred during a test match which inspired blind crickets forefathers enthusiasm for the game.

The game developed over the next thirty years and in 1952, the first National Blind Cricket Championships were held.  The ball changed dramatically and at the first championships, the ball was made of cane which was wound through a wire frame and filled with lead and bottle tops. The balls were soaked over night to soften them.

Today, Blind Cricket Australia oversees competitions in all mainland states and is developing the game in Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

An annual national competition, the National Cricket Inclusion Championships (hosted by Cricket Australia) brings players from all parts of Australia together, fighting it out for the coveted crown of National Champions.

​From there, our elite players can go on to play internationally, competing with teams from ten

countries in T20 and ODI world cups every two years, as well as a series between Australia and England every four years.

​Blind cricket and cricket for people with a disability is the only non paralympic sport which meets the costs of its participants at an international level.  Playing for Australia is cost free to all Australian team members.

Our great game has many benefits. You can play at club level in any of the mainland states including the ACT where you can learn skills such as hand eye coordination. You can develop your fitness and achieve an all round improvement in your health and well being. There are also opportunities to play at state level and even internationally. You can meet new people and enjoy a great camaraderie at all levels."

Blind Cricket Australia Website 


Blind Cricket Australia run development clinics in all capital cities and many regional areas around Australia, so “Like” us on Facebook or email us through this website and we will let you know when the next opportunity to see blind cricket in your local area is. Blind Cricket is played in essentially the same way as the conventional game of Cricket with the major exceptions being:

  • Audible ball – the ball rattles/rings when moving (note: ball is of similar size and weight to a conventional cricket ball)
  • A side is made up of four totally blind players (B1’s), three poor partially blind players (B2’s) and four partially sighted players (B3’s). Each sight category has a 12th man (14 players in total, eleven players and three 12th men)
  • All bowling is underarm and the ball must bounce at least twice before reaching the batter. Before delivering the ball B1 players receive a direction call from the wicketkeeper to find the correct line to bowl. B1 players must bowl a minimum of 40 per cent of the overs in an innings
  • Totally blind players have a runner when batting and are credited with two runs for every run scored off the bat

Blind cricket and cricket for people with a disability is the only non paralympic sport which meets the costs of its participants at an international level.  Playing for Australia is cost free to all Australian team members.


PRESIDENT – Ray Moxly – [email protected]

VICE CHAIRMAN – Lindsay Heaven

SECRETARY – Ashleigh Malone – [email protected]

TREASURER – Eugene Negruk – [email protected]

TEAM MANAGER – Aaron Dragwidge

www.blindcricketaustralia.com.au