Returned Australian World War One veterans that had lost their sight during the war were listening to a 1922 Cricket test on the radio at their Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria hostel. During the match some of the residents thought blind people could play cricket as well. By putting rocks in a tin can and crudely shaping the can into a ball shape the origins of Blind Cricket had commenced.
The game was then introduced to other States in Australia and was mainly played during lunchtime at workshops where vision impaired people were employed. The first interstate blind cricket game was played in 1928 between NSW and Victoria.
Today the game is played throughout Australia and twelve nations and is recognised as the only non-Paralympic sport that offers national representation for vision impaired sports men and women.
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(Formerly Known As The South Australian Blind Cricket Club - SABCC)
Formed in 1958 the Association has been hosting and playing cricket matches and providing the vision impaired with an enjoyable sporting activity and the opportunity to make friends in similar circumstances.
BCSA is proudly governed by the vision impaired and their families and has a proud tradition of supporting its members. The Association has competed in many National Blind Cricket Championships with varied success and is looking forward to the next Championships with the new generation of young South Australians.