17.12.2008

England blind cricket team keep the Ashes from Australia

England blind cricket team keep the Ashes from Australia

The blind English cricket team has kept the Ashes after beating Australia 3-0.

The 3-0 victory came as a result of three games in which England won by 33 runs, then 135, then seven wickets.

According to the BBC, partially-sighted batsman Luke Sugg hit "a masterful century" in the final game on Tuesday.

England secured the first Ashes in 2004 by a score of 3-2.

Its team includes Nathan Foy, batsman, who is completely blind.

Both the England women and England blind cricket teams won their Ashes this year.

Sportsmen and women who are fortunate enough to have sight problems that are correctable can wear contact lenses such as Focus Dailies.

The manufacturer says that contact lenses are preferable to glasses when playing sport and that an optician can help to decide what type of lens would be preferable.

It explains that peripheral vision is better and there is no concern about glasses breaking or slipping off.

by Adrian Galbreth


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