Cricket Poem

a copy of the cricket poem

In January 2017, RSBC merged with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB). Although we are now called RSBC, there may be some references to RLSB in the following article.
A poem written in 1958 by blind student Roger Fordham, aged 9, about his favourite sport blind cricket. It was published in student magazine The Dortonian.


When I play cricket
I stand near the wicket;
And when I score runs
My dad makes puns.
But when I am out,
My dad gives a shout;
And when I hear the bell,
The bell’s near, I can tell,
And when I am ready,
I keep very steady.
But when I hit the ball,
It goes over the wall.

By Roger Fordham, Class 6

Aged 9

If like Roger, you are interested in trying out blind cricket, check out our Sport without Limits programme.

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