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David Hughes

Tigers Captain and representative player

David Hughes being presented with is TAS/ACT playing top by Steve Waugh and Dean Young MP

David Hughes is the Captain of our Tigers state representative playing group and Vice Captain of the TAS/ACT ‘CATS’ NCIC team.

David leads by example and continues to set the team and cultural standards the players understand are all part of a successful and enjoyable team environment.

Having his cricket playing days disrupted by his eyesight declining to a B3 classification, David’s journey back to the game he loves has been made possible through the unique and exciting game that is B&LV cricket.


I have always had a deep love of cricket and always enjoyed playing until my eye condition deteriorated. I made enquires about whether blind cricket was being played in Tasmania over the years but without luck and it saddened me that I may never participate again.

The initiative of BCT lead by Phillip Drury and others to bring this dream alive has certainly revitalised me and though getting to the end of my sporting age, I embrace the chance of playing again.

The other great side of blind cricket is to meet others who you can relate to and become a family with socially and sporting wise, because it is easy to feel lonely and lost at times.

I am hoping that as this great concept grows young people who may have felt that a sporting dream they held may not be fulfilled can come to fruition and I hope I can help and inspire them in the future.

BCT is here for the long term and due to its professionalism and passion it has inspired me to keep striving through all the usual challenges as well as those which occur due to my eye condition.

David Hughes playing a cover drive batting against Queensland in the 2023 NCIC
David Hughes (TAS Captain) address the team before a gameHat presentation to David Hughes