LANCASHIRE'S PLAYERS will have their sights set on success this coming season after having their vision checked by a specialist optometrist.
The Club’s Medical Services Director David Roberts brought in Leyland-based optometrist Colin Tonner to provide stringent eye tests for the squad ahead of the 2014 campaign which gets underway next month.
“At Lancashire we place a lot of emphasis on the health and well-being of our players, and their eyesight is a crucial aspect of this,” said Sam Byrne, the Club’s physiotherapist.
“We need to ensure that their vision is optimised because they need to cope with cricket balls being bowled at them at very fast speeds.
“Aside from batting, players need to be able to see well in order to catch the ball.”
Colin Tonner added: “The Club spends a lot of time on the players’ fitness and it is equally as important to ensure that their eyes are fit for purpose - are they well coordinated? Can they change their focus rapidly? How do they work when under stress?
“Along with other high performance athletes, top cricketers' visual ability tends to be pretty good so small percentage improvements can be the difference between winning and losing
.“By doing these vision checks we can ensure that their baseline results are what they should be.”
Article from Lancashire CCC website www.lccc.co.uk