WORCESTERSHIRE players Josh Dell and Adam Finch joined in a taster day for Visually Impaired (VI) Cricket at Worcester's Old Elizabethans.

Batsman Dell and bowler Finch captained sides in a T10 match and wore total blackout and sim specs which give out pinhole vision.

VI cricket allows the blind to play sighted players on a level playing field.

Worcestershire Elizabethans VI team play in the Regional Development League of Blind Cricket England and Wales.

The experience left a lasting impression on the County pair.

England under 19s player Finch said: “Being given the opportunity to take part in a game of VI cricket was an amazing and challenging experience that I will not forget.

“The day filled me with admiration for the individuals playing the sport and their determination to do well and enjoy the game of cricket.

“Thank you again to Old Elizabethans for allowing us to take part in a brilliant day.”

Dell said: “It was a real eye-opener and brilliant that people of all varying levels of vision can play the game through VI cricket.

“We tried on the different specs, including the ones that give out tunnel vision, and some of those taking part were very good.

“A couple of them were smashing the ball everywhere but the great thing is anyone can take part in this game incorporating people of all abilities.”

Sponsors Antolin, of Droitwich, lost to Worcestershire Elizabethans in a VI T20 match.

And they presented the city club with £2,000 to help with travel to away league matches.

Training sessions are on Wednesdays at Old Elizabethans from 6.30pm until 8pm and more players are welcome.