Have you heard of our Ball by Ball service? For the last fifteen years, our fantastic volunteers have been providing live commentary at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club’s first team home games for visually impaired spectators and we’re currently looking for more volunteers.

One of its kind

Our wonderful Ball by Ball service is thought to be the only one of its kind to have run for so long – other than the service at Lord’s, where it was introduced in 2007. We’re extremely proud of the value Ball by Ball provides to visually impaired cricket enthusiasts, and the volunteers who have helped us run this service for so long.

How it works

Our volunteer led commentary team are cricket enthusiasts themselves, which means they know what they’re talking about when it comes to cricket! Providing detailed descriptions of what is happening during play means our visually impaired spectators get a real sense of what the crowd is reacting to!

The live commentary is heard via headsets, which are free to hire, subject to a £5 refundable deposit.

Volunteers who know their cricket

If you’re a cricket enthusiast who could help provide commentary, we’d love to hear from you! As a volunteer, you’ll also get to watch the match you attend on a volunteer basis free of charge. We are currently organising volunteers for cricket matches all the way up until the end of this year’s cricket season which ends in September.

Gratitude and thanks

Our Ball by Ball 15th anniversary also provides us with the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation and thanks to both past and present volunteers who have devoted hours of match play providing comprehensive, inclusive commentating for the enjoyment of spectators.

We would also like to extend special gratitude to John Wood, former General Secretary of NAB and long standing supporter of our charity and this initiative.

If you would like to know more about volunteering for this initiative or, about volunteering for us in general, please call us on 01604 719193 or email us: hello@nab.org.uk

Posted on 11 May 2023 in Company News