The BCEW Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Cup was won for a record breaking 18th time at Wantage Road on Saturday by London Metro.

London Metro secured the win by 53 runs over Sussex after a fantastic event took place at The County Ground.

Sussex won the toss and sent Metro in to bat, who reached 203/6, including the highest ever cup final partnership of 139.

Sussex got off to a brisk start with the score 23/1 in the third over. Metro’s fielders then stepped up, and wickets continued to fall taking the score to 100/6.

Sussex had recovered to 144/6 but Metro’s bowling attack proved too strong and Sussex ended all out for 150.

It was an engaging match of blind cricket and one that was a pleasure to host at The County Ground.

Dave Gavrilovic, Vice Chairman of British Blind Sport & Blind Cricket England & Wales, said the following: “The facilities, pitch and tea were fantastic and we are really grateful for the excellent hospitality.

“For visually impaired cricketers the final of this competition is for many the highlight of their sporting lives, I know winning man of the match when Northants won the final last season at The Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground meant more to me than playing for England at the 2012 T20 World Cup and  I’ve heard similar from many players.”

“So helping us to stage the final at such a great venue really is something that has a big impact on people’s lives.”

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