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20 Apr

Successful Return To Walking Cricket

Walking Cricket sessions returned across Yorkshire last week with sessions returning to Barnsley and launching in Rotherham for the first time.

Both sessions were well attended and gave the participants the opportunity to practice their cricketing skills in an adaption of the traditional format.

Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2019, which makes cricket accessible to older adults, or individuals who are semi – retired or retired. It is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities.

Walking Cricket is a year-round activity, following English Cricket Board (ECB) rules. It’s a powerful, absorbing, fun sport for all, played at walking pace, using a soft ball. A match lasts two hours. Whether batting, bowling or fielding, it tests mental agility, increases heart rate, improves circulation, hand-eye coordination and releases “feel-good” hormones. It’s a great mental and physical work-out.

Sessions are as follows:

Parkgate Astro
Rotherham United Community Trust
£3.50 per session
10am-12pm

Dodworth Working Men’s Club
Station Rd, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3JA
£3.50 per session
10am-12pm

Equipment is provided by and all games are played under a strict Covid-safe procedure.

For further details or to register your interest in the sessions please email kendal.james@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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