Being profoundly deaf hasn’t stopped Marnie playing sport, but at times in her life it has affected the social side of things: “Not being able to hear, really distances you from what’s happening – you have skill, you have talent, you have potential, but you’re not there – you’re invisible”.

Despite the occasional rude comment (overheard by her friends), or instances of being either pitied or ignored while playing sport throughout her life, as an adult, Marnie started playing deaf cricket. 

In the cricket team, Marnie feels accepted and peaceful: “The cricket team for me is home,”.

 “Concentrating on nothing but the ball…has been great for my mental health and space.”