Field star of blind cricket series

By Danny Caro, April 15, 2010

Daniel Field was one of the star performers during England's series against blind cricket world champions Pakistan in Dubai.

The ground-breaking tour saw wicketkeeper Field, 21, participate in the first ever blind Twenty20 and and one-day international series, the last of which was the first of its kind to be played under floodlights.

Having recently returned home with a strained medial ligament, Field was on the field for the full 80 overs in back-to-back matches after acting as a runner to a teammate who hit two double centuries and a 94.

"It felt quite spectacular to be involved in a bit of history," said Field. "We held our own against the world champions so there were plenty of positives to take away. But it's a shame that there is nothing more tangible to show for it."

Speaking about the final one-dayer, Field said: "It suited my eyesight very well. I could pick up the ball much more easily as there wasn't so much glare to deal with. I was a great experience."

Playing in condition in excess of 40 degrees, Field said: "I've played in hotter but my training paid off and this is the fittest I've ever been."

Field hopes to be involved in England's summer series at home to India.

Last updated: 11:06am, April 16 2010