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Lancashire Lions go from strength to strength

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The county's visually-impaired cricket side have already won their four-team group ahead of Monday's home game against Durham at Bolton Indians and they have been asked to enter the 2012 National League by Blind Cricket England and Wales.

Before that decision is taken, however, the Lions will be presented with their cup and medals by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, who will be visiting the squad at their indoor training base at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre in Crumpsall on September 5th.

The Mayor will also give the Lions a £700 cheque which will enable them to take part in an eight-team Festival of Visually Impaired Cricket in Leicester on September 8th/9th.

On September 2nd the Lions visit Durham for their final league game of a season which has seen them make huge strides in their quest to give all visually-impaired cricketers in Lancashire the fullest opportunity possible to play the sport they love.

"It's all been a great success" said Sheraz Chohan, the captain, coach and one of the main inspirations behind the Lions.

The challenges that lie ahead for the Lions management include taking the VI game to all areas of the county and, depending on the result of the AGM in September, entry into the National League.

Anyone who is able to help the Lancashire Lions with sponsorship or wishes to play VI cricket should contact Sheraz Chohan on 07581-351786.

Written by: Paul Edwards

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