Awards & Achievements

Cricket

1st Team

National League

  • 2013 –5th
  • 2014 – 6th
  • 2015 – 2nd – Runners Up
  • 2016 – 2nd – Runners Up
  • 2017 – 5th

Twenty 20 Cup

  • 2015 – Runners Up
  • 2017 – 3rd Place
Development Team
  • 2012 – North & East Development League Winners
  • 2013 - North & East Development League Winners
  • 2013 – Brian Johnston Memorial Trust Development Festival Winners
  • 2014 - North & East Development League Winners
  • 2015 - Brian Johnston Memorial Trust Development Festival Winners
  • 2016 - North & West Development League Winners
  • 2017 - North & West Development League Winners
National Player Awards
  • 2015 - Usman Afridi – Partial Sighted Batsman of the Year
  • 2015 – Wasim Afridi – Most Promising Player
  • 2015 – Sheraz Chohan – Low Partial Player of the Year
  • 2016 – Tahseen Sabir – Partially Sighted Fielder of the Year
  • 2016 - Sheraz Chohan – Low Partial Player of the Year
  • 2016 – Amjad Khan – Best Total Bowler
  • 2017 – Tahseen Sabir – Most Promising Player
Landmarks:
  • 2014 – Relationship grows with Bulgaria VI team and coach Saif Rehman who visit Manchester in the Summer to play cricket and experience the city
  • 2014 - Shah Miah second player to make two centuries in a season.
  • 2014 - Tahseen Sabir makes his first century in 2014.
  • 2014 - Junior roses match- East Lancashire Schools (the junior Lancashire Lions) play the junior Yorkshire team at Headingly at the home of Yorkshire cricket, the first junior V.I. match of its kind
  • 2014 – on Sky Sports displaying Blind Cricket at Wolverhampton CC alongside England player Samit Patel
  • 2014 – Yorkshire, Lancashire derby game at the interval break Lancashire VI and Yorkshire VI team battled out on the Emirates pitch in front of a crowd of 6,000-7,000
  • 2014 - 8th August 2014 on the second day of England vs India test match Lancashire and Bulgaria displayed their skills in the interval in front of a crowd close to 25,000 on the Emirates pitch
  • 100% Record North and East League for 3 Seasons since North and  East League had started.
  • 2013 Brian Johnson Memorial Trust Weekend held in Leicester annually,  Lancashire Lions claiming 7 out of 7 Wins against 7 teams which comprised of 4 southern and 4 Northern teams.
  • Club stepped up in 2013 to National League.
  • 2013 - First ever win in National League LLVICC Vs Hampshire, by 10 wickets
  • 2013 - Russell Brown the first player to make a century for the club, finished off with two centuries in the season.
  • 2013 - Club committee visit Bulgaria in 2013 for a potential Blind Cricket tournament to be held in Manchester; Committee members Sheraz Chohan, Amjad Khan, Ben Tanner and Ian Leather.



Goalball

2016 / 2017 – Paul Miller - The Keith Lound Memorial Award
This award is for someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to assist in the development, facilitation and improved participation of the sport of goalball. It can go to anyone involved in Goalball; players, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

  • 2016 / 2017 National Goalball Champions
  • 2016 / 2017 Goalball Intermediate Winners Region A
  • 2016 / 2017 Goalball Novice Winners Region A


Other Awards & Achievements



2017 – Lancashire Lions Goalball Team – Manchester Sports Awards Achievement in Disability Sport Winner  Following a successful first season in the Goalball UK competition the Lions were once again placed 1st in the Manchester Sports Awards. Congratulations to the coach Paul Miller and all the players. The club took 12 of the players and coaches to the awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. A fantastic night and great achievement.

2016 – Fusion Award Winners for Achievement in Sport Award
The club travelled to Blackburn to collect the award which celebrates unsung heroes in the community

2015 – Sheraz Chohan – Manchester Sports Awards Unsung Hero of the Year
Winner Sheraz, who is the founder of the club has been working tirelessly since the club’s inception in 2011. He has also captained the cricket club to many successes and landmarks. Sheraz has also been a key player for the Lions National and Cup squad.

He is a role model for many and is recognised internationally for his hard work. It cannot be said how much work Sheraz has put into the club but his efforts are evident by looking at the rapid progress and successes of the Lancashire Lions. Congratulations to Sheraz on behalf of the club and committee. He was very deserving of the award.

2015 – Amanda Large – Manchester Sports Awards Changing Lifestyle Award Nomination
Dr. Amanda Large was also  shortlisted for an award. Amanda only joined the club that year but she got stuck in straight away and joined the committee of the Lions as their Welfare Officer as well as being an integral player for the cricket club. Amanda used her skills and expertise from being a former General Practitioner (GP) to benefit the club as she helped with coaching for several blind cricket taster sessions.

After being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa Amanda had to leave her job but dedicated her time to blind sports and was one of the first ladies to play for and join the England International Women’s Team.

Amanda is surely an inspiration to many and being shortlisted for the Changing Lifestyle Award is evidence of this. Congratulations to Amanda on behalf of the club and committee. A bright future awaits Amanda for sure.

2015 – Our Lady’s RC High School – Manchester Sports Awards – Contribution to PE & School Sport Winner
Our Lady’s Sports Centre is the home base for the Lions. Congratulations to Ben Tanner and all the staff at Our Lady’s RC High School. Ben is the Sports Centre manager at the school and in 2015 became the Club Treasurer of the Lancashire Lions.

He has given up many hours of his own time during weekdays and weekends to help the club on a voluntary basis. He has also volunteered on many occasions to drive the cricket team across the country.

Personal Achievements:
  • 2018 Young member Amelia Robertson appointed Goalball UK Young Person Rep and also on to BBS Young Leader Programme
  • 2018 Member Josh McEntee called up to play for GB team in competition
  • 2014 Oldham sports awards- Disabled sports achiever for Arslan Sabir
  • 2014 Ralph Aldred- Held the Queens Baton Relay on the BBC on behalf of Lancashire Lions
  • 2013 ‘Change of Lifestyle’ award for Ralph Aldred
  • 2012 Manchester sports awards- disability sports achiever 3rd place- Sheraz Chohan

Get in touch


Lancashire Lions Visually Impaired Cricket Club is a pioneering and multi-cultural organisation creating sporting and social opportunities for both males and females who have a visual impairment.

For further information do not hesitate to call Sheraz Chohan, Club Secretary on 07581351786 or email him on flexers@hotmail.co.uk

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