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Friday, 10 February, 2023

158 off 69 balls: vision-impaired cricketer Oscar Stubbs smashes batting record – The Guardian

Vision-impaired cricketer Oscar Stubbs sees the ball through pinholes due to his eye condition, but batted as though he was seeing it like a beachball while setting a stunning record at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships.

The 22-year-old NSW blind or vision impaired vice-captain made an all-time NCIC record 158 not out off just 69 deliveries against Tasmania/ACT this week in Brisbane.

He combined for an unbroken NCIC record partnership of 307 with captain Lindsay Heaven (124no), in what teammates are calling a “match made in heaven” combination.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/feb/08/158-off-69-balls-vision-impaired-cricketer-oscar-stubbs-smashes-batting-record

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