Launch of Beep Cricket
In 2021, for the first time in the world, the exciting new game of Beep Cricket was launched in a Beep Cricket match between the Moreton Bay Mayors XI and the Moreton Bay BATS. A wonderful and successful event was enjoyed by all.
Beep Cricket Competition
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Association – BATS Sports Club
Name – 2022 Ian Healy Shield
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Registration is now open to people who want to participate in the 2022 Beep Competition. Competition matches will be played each Sunday over 9 rounds (17 July 2022 to 18 September 2022). 4 teams will compete for the Ian Healy Trophy with a presentation night being held soon after the conclusion of the competition.
BATS Sports Club will supply all necessary equipment and uniforms.
Each Sunday a BBQ lunch is provided.
Safe Transport to and from matches can be provided if required.
Selection of players to participate in upcoming promotional matches will be conducted from players’ performances during the Competition.
If you are interested in participating, please call Paul on 0408 474 860.
To register for the competition please click on the link below:
Membership BATS Sports Club, fill out the form and select ‘Beep Cricket’ as one of the sport activities you are interested in. Then click on Submit.
There is a membership fee of 5.00 if you are not already a member.
There is no charge to join the competition.
For further enquiries please phone Paul on 0408 474 860.
2022 Beep Cricket Competition Teams
To the right are illustrations of the BATS Sports Club ‘House Uniforms’.
On joining BATS Sports Club, members will be allocated a ‘House’. So, when participating in competitions, they will play in their house uniform.
The initial issue of uniforms is at no charge to the member however subsequent issue may be at cost depending on budget restrictions.
The uniform consists of a cap (with the team avatar), a polo shirt (with the BATS logo), a pair of black shorts for football and tag, and a pair of long black pants for cricket and t-ball. This uniform should be suitable for most activities conducted by BATS Sports Club.
The committee will do their best to make all teams evenly matched.
The 2022 Inclusive Beep Cricket Competition.
BATS Sports Club are currently registering players for participation in the 2022 Beep Cricket Competition. As this competition is an inclusive activity, you can bring friends, family members and carers along to register with you if you wish. In one of our squads we have a father plus his teenage son and daughter registered to play.
So, there you go. If you want to play sport with a mate, a friend, a family member or your carer, this is the ideal time to register and select your preferred activities on the membership form.
We do have room for 4 squads, Dragons, Emus, Dolphins and Crocodiles with each squad having places for 20 participants. So get in quick and register as places are limited and going fast.
For more information please call Paul on 0408 474 860.
To the right is a photo from the inaugural Beep Cricket Match.
On the day there were plenty of positive comments regarding the new beeping cricket ball, however, the inclusive nature of the activity was the highlight of the event.
To the right is a photo of players receiving their Participation Medals at the 2021 Mayor’s XI Match.
Legally blind players experienced the new beeping cricket ball for the first time. Now able to more easily track the ball, they were able to lift their skills and contribute much more to the result of the game. The crowd of people watching the game and the sighted participants expressed their surprise of the skills and standard of play demonstrated by the legally blind players.
To the right is a photo of the Moreton Bay Shield.
In September 2021, the first prototype of the beeping cricket ball was used in a game between the Moreton Bay Mayor’s XI and the Moreton Bay BATS. This game highlighted how the local community could come together to participate in an inclusive sport/activity event. This event was an enormous success and from now on will be played each year. The winner is presented with the Moreton Bay Shield.
All concerned declared this event to be a huge success. The introduction of the beeping ball did exactly as expected; it brought the participants with low or no vision into the game while at the same time, showcased the skills of people with a disability.
To the right, is a photo of Hon Terry Young MP, Member for Longman.
Terry was selected to be one of the Moreton Bay BATS opening batters in the Mayor’s XI match held on September 2021.
Without Terry’s help and support, we doubt our inclusive activities project would have ever gotten off the ground. Terry played this game with passion and skill and said he was pleasantly surprised at the skills shown by the vision Impaired participants, Terry also said he is convinced that this format is a good step in the right direction when it comes to inclusive sport/activities.
To the right is a photo of Cr Peter Flannery, Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Peter Flannery, Mayor of Morton Bay Regional Council, his staff, and fellow Counsellors, have given the BATS great support over the past few years. Their decision to provide the BATS with the use of Devine Court Sports Complex as their home ground and clubhouse is a game-changer for us.
In addition, Peter and his team’s willingness to participate in this event was the catalyst we needed to test our theories on the value of community inclusion through sport and active rest.
To the right is a photo of Hon Mark Ryan MP, Minister for Police and Member for Morayfield.
From the very beginning, Mark was instrumental in the founding of Blind Bats Inc. His help and guidance along our journey of developement has been an inspiration.
Mark also opened the batting for us at the Mayors XI match and told the crowd that he considered the launch of the beeping ball to be ‘the world premier of Beep Cricket’.
BATS Sports Club
Beeping Cricket Ball
Ian Healy Shield
Mayo's XI Match
Moreton Bay Shield
Hon Tery Young MP
Cr Peter Flannery Mayor
Hon Mark Ryan MP
Primary Club of Australia
Above is a photo of 4 Marquees kindly donated to Blind Bats Inc. by the Primary Club of Australia.
These marquees were used during the Mayor’s XI Inclusive Beep Cricket Event and will continue to be used during future events. We very much appreciate the kind support of the Prinary Club of Australia fir without their support visitors to the event would have been a lot less comfortable watching the match.
VIP guests, match officials and participants also made good use of theses marquees.
Come & Try Day
Above is a photo of Cr Denise Sims (Deputy Mayor of Morton Bay Regional Council) bowling a ball at the Pine Rivers Come and Try Day.
People of all genders and usually aged 13-17 are welcome to attend our Come and Try Days of a Sunday. Soon we will be enjoying a game of football, the game of T-Ball, and a game of Tag (with a very large rugby ball). Come along with your mates, family, or carer and enjoy a free BBQ lunch.
We can provide transport if required.
Sunday Beep Cricket Training
The above photo is of a tipical Sunday of Beep Cricket Training at Devine Court Morayfield. Participants new to the sport, begin to learn the game and those who are seasoned players, work on their skills.
Each Sunday, safe transport is provided via our BAT Bus service to those who need it. There is also a free BBQ lunch and the opportunity to meet new friends and/or socialize with people you already know.
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In the above photo, our staff are laying out the boundary rope in preparation for a Beep Cricket Match.
Participants with low or no sight, are pleased to have a boundary rope on the outer boundary of the ground. This tactile feature, along with the beeping cricket ball and the new rule changes, makes the game to be more enjoyable for all and assists the players with low or no vision to be more competitive.
At Blind Bats Inc. we try to lift up the ability of vision-impaired players rather than have sighted players wear blindfolds in the search for equality. This policy is consistent throughout our activities program.