"Not just a bowler, or a swimmer but now an International Cricketer." Well done Alison!

The UK Women's Blind Cricket Team, taking a squad of 18 players ranging in ages from 14 to 73, accompanied by a support team consisting of coaches, scorers and a medic. Recently returned from Bridgetown, Barbados where they played the West Indies Ladies in the second-ever international women's blind cricket series, various grounds in the local
area were used to play five Twenty20 games between July 5 and July 15.

Franklyn Stephenson Cricket Academy, hosted the first of two practice games. The West Indies scored 117/2 in their 20 overs. The UK Ladies passed this total in just 12 overs - winning by 9 wickets.

Frank Worrall ground, hosted the second of two practice games. The UK Ladies batted first, making 135/4, Alison 11 not out. In their twenty overs,
the West Indies Ladies could only make 104/6 - The UK Ladies winning
by 31 runs.

The third game was a full international, Alison opened the bowling and finished with the figures of 3 overs, no wickets for 3 runs. The West Indies were restricted to just 40/8 in their 20 overs. The UK reached this total without losing a wicket and won by 10 wickets.

After winning their first three games, the UK lost the first of two matches played in the evening under floodlights, which made it more difficult for some of the partially-sighted players to see. Despite the setback, the team bounced back to win the final game under floodlights beating the West Indies 4-1.

Alison Trophy Winner

Alison with the winners trophy

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