Nottinghamshire Knights Chairman David Newsham, believes his side are capable of winning the Blind Cricket England and Wales North and East Development League following their victory against Derbyshire Owls last weekend.
The eight-man Knights won the toss and bowled Derbyshire out for 183 from 22 overs with captain Phil Hancock achieving impressive bowling figures of 4-15 and Daniel Gadsden taking 2-32.
The hosts then scored 186-5 in response with Gadsden scoring a half century.
The victory means Nottinghamshire have moved to the top of the division and Newsham feels there is no reason why his side can’t stay there.
He said: “There is no real reason why not. We play Derbyshire a week on Sunday at home and we’ve beaten Lancashire already and they’ve always been the thorn in our side if you like because they train very hard.
“If we perform as a team we can win it but we must perform as we did on Sunday.”
The Knights chairman was full of praise for Gadsden who scored his first 50 in only his second game for the club.
“It was only his second match for us. His first game for us was two weeks ago against Lancashire and it’s great because he’s just discovered that we play blind cricket.
“He’s a lovely guy, only 18 years old so he’s at the younger end of our team,” said Newsham.
“It’s always great to achieve a team win like this. We didn’t start particularly well and we were 36-3 at one stage and we still made it.
“It was a great team win from that point of view.”
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By Aaron Fowler