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Blind Cricket on Blue Peter

24th November 2017

The 23rd November 2017 episode of BBC Children’s show Blue Peter featured a five-minute film about blind cricket.

Blue Peter, the world’s longest running children’s TV show, broadcasts on the CBBC channel and is approaching both its 5000th episode and its 60th birthday.

The film on blind cricket was made at Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley ground on 20th September during a county championship match between Yorkshire and Warwickshire, and included footage shot in the indoor school and on the pitch in front of the viewing public during the county championship match’s lunch break.

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell tried out blind cricket with help from BCEW Development Director John Garbett, VI cricketers Amanda Large, Jerri Mather, Liam Bradley, Martin Wilson and Shah Miah, as well as umpire Chris Parkes.

To watch an audio described version of the film, click here.

Or if you’d prefer to watch it without audio description visit BBC iPlayer and search for Blue Peter. The footage will remain on iPlayer until 22nd December 2017.