BLIND CRICKET: A BLIND cricketer from Wellesbourne has been inducted into Blind Cricket’s Hall of Fame following a standout season both on and off the pitch.
Miles Northwood was inducted into the Blind Cricket Hall of Fame at Blind Cricket England and Wales’s Twenty20 Cup Finals day at Wolverhampton Cricket club on Saturday, September 23.
Northwood, a community fundraising development office at Guide Dogs for the Blind, is a former England International Blind Cricketer.
He was directly responsible for organising a number of England international series in the mid 2000s through his role of international director for British Blind Sport’s cricket section – and later for Blind Cricket England and Wales.
Totally blind himself Northwood won a number of domestic trophies during a nomadic playing career for White Rose, Eastern Vipers & most recently Sussex Sharks – for whom he won both the BCEW National League & BBS Cup.
Dave Gavrilovic, BCEW vice chairman, said: “Miles has had a superb playing career as a genuine all rounder capable of big scores with the bat, wickets with the ball & he took some quality catches too.
“As international director he managed to secure venues like Sussex’s County Ground in Hove & Worcestershire’s New Road Ground for England matches.
“Miles is a very worthy inductee into our Hall of Fame, congratulations Miles.”