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18 Mar

Yorkshire Walking Cricket Team Launched

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of the Yorkshire Walking Cricket Team.

Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2018, making cricket accessible to older men and women or individuals who are semi-retired or retired. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities.

We are also pleased to announce that Mac McKechnie has been appointed as Manager for the newly formed Yorkshire team.

Speaking on his appointment Mac commented, “I have always considered it an honour to represent your County in any capacity, so I am honoured that aged 70 I still have something to offer. I am really looking forward to working with the YCF to help roll out Walking Cricket across our great County”.

We can confirm that June 2nd will see a Walking Cricket tournament take place to celebrate u3a day. The tournament will see 4 teams compete for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Walking Cricket Shield. Stay tuned to our channels in the coming weeks as we release further details of this event.

Walking Cricket has expanded significantly over the past two years and not only offers participants the opportunity to maintain their fitness levels but to also socialise with other members.

The initiative has captured the attention of former International Umpire Dickie Bird who commented, “I have only recently found out about the fine work that the organisation for older people u3a is doing in partnership with The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation around Walking Cricket. What a marvellous idea!  I shall be throwing my weight behind this new sport initiative, and will be attending and supporting them in any way I can”.

For further information on Walking Cricket please contact Kendal James on kendal.james@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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