Group Photo - Moreton Bay BATS v Moreton Bay City Mayor's XI
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2023 Moreton Bay City Mayor's Team
2023 Moreton Bay BATS Team
Moreton Bay Shield
Ian Healy & Community Bank Samford
Mayor & Kayden
Terry Young & Shai
Charlotte & Michael
Community Inclusion & Awareness
The Annual Mayor’s XI Beep Cricket Match was held on 5 November 2023
Below is a report posted on Facebook by Cr Mark Booth, a member of the Mayor’s XI Team
Today I had the pleasure of my Daughter joining me on the Mayor’s XI team for the “City of Moreton Bay Shield” Cricket Match, with the Mayor’s XI taking on the “Bats Sport Club” vision Impaired and All-Ability team using their award winning “Beep” Cricket Ball.
This ball is an absolute game changer for vision impaired aspiring cricketers. The ball beeps as it flies through the air allowing an equal playing field. The game rules are slightly modified and inclusive for all abilities making it the only sport in the world where players can play together without disability classes making it a truly inclusive sport.
Unfortunately, the Mayor’s XI went down for the 2nd year in a row 93 runs to 43 runs but there’s always next year!
Thanks to all the players for making it such a fun experience including Terry Young MP and Australian Cricket Royalty and owner of Hoppy’s Carwwash Ian Healy who were on the winning Bats team as well as Mayor Peter Flannery, Councillor Yvonne Barlow, Councillor Matt Constance, Councillor Cath Tonks, Councillor Tony Latter, Councillor Adam Hain, and Council Staff who made up the Mayor’s XI.
Mayor's XI Video Clip
Expansion to other locations in Australia, such as Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide is now in progress. In 2024-2025 new Queensland BATS Clubs will be setup in the following locations; Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast.
The Moreton Bay BATS Club schedules Beep All-Ability Inclusive Acitivity events to he held each Sunday. A free BBQ lunch for all who attend is provided at these events. If required, residents of Moreton Bay City can be provided safe transport to and from events free of charge.
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Beeping Cricket Ball
Congratulations to Blind Bats, the unanimous Judges’ Choice winner at the 2023 Creative Industries Demo Day!
🚀 Introducing the game-changer: Blind Bats’ Beeping Ball!
We’re thrilled to celebrate Blind Bats’ President, Paul Szep, and his Beeping Ball as the unanimous Judges’ Choice winner at the 2023 Creative Industries Demo Day.
Beep Sport Events
On most Sundays of the year, Moreton Bay BATS Club conducts its All-Ability Inclusive, Activities Program. These events are unique as they bring together people with various disabilities to play organized activities together in a team.
A grassroots program that includes skills training and lots of fun.
Volunteers who not only support the program, but also join in the fun.
This program aims to introduce house-bound people to an active and healthier lifestyle, while at the same time, opportunity to gain confidence, experience a leadership role, and learn new skills. Although participants are initially in grassroots more social activities, there is an opportunity for selection to represent their BATS Club, State and Country in the game of Beep Cricket.
For those participants who need transport to and from events, a bus is available to provide safe transport.
Memb ers are issued with uniforms and essential equipment including protective equipment such as helmets, shin guards, and gloves free of charge.
A free BBQ lunch is provided each Sunday.
Beep Cricket is different from other organized activities in so far as, it includes:
A unique Beeping Ball.
Rules tailored to support disabled participants.
Anyone is allowed to participate. Your family, your friends, and your support worker are welcome to join in the fun.
Ian Healy Podcast
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Vision Australia Podcast
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