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Walking Cricket

Walking Cricket makes the traditional game of cricket accessible to those who identity as older adults.

We are taking a break with our Walking Cricket groups across Yorkshire, as we feel a break will give chance to assess where, and how, things are developing with prevention measures. It enable us to monitor the situation with safety and well-being as our uppermost priority. Thank you for your understanding.

Walking Cricket developed as a new concept in 2019, in which makes cricket accessible to those who identify as older adults, are semi – retired or retired, by tailoring the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and catering for different abilities. The project was formed by a partnership with the University of the third age (U3A) and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF).

What makes it different? Simply put: there is no running allowed (and it’s played with a softer ball).

Now, Walking Cricket has come a long way in 12 months, what first started out as one session in Barnsley has now expanded across Yorkshire across 10 different locations (see below for details of each location). Each session the group get opportunities to score, umpire and play, so each individual learn new skills and keeping both their mind and bodies active.

Having a variety of different Walking Cricket sessions across Yorkshire opens up some exciting doors. Future plans for Walking Cricket include setting up leagues for groups to come together to play some friendly (with a dash of competitiveness), days out and Walking Cricket events.

Working in continued partnership with U3A, the 3rd June, National U3A day will be a day of celebration with U3A Walking Cricket groups at Bradford Park Avenue Cricket Ground for a Walking Cricket competition.
Other Walking Cricket opportunities include days out to Headingley to watch a match but also partake in an Interval Walking Cricket games will be held at Headingley Cricket Ground at a County Championship Game. A day at the Beach in sunny Scarborough for some Beach Walking Cricket is also on the table of exciting events coming up.

So, if you want to get involved and be a part of these amazing opportunities coming up throughout summer 2020, find out where your nearest Walking Cricket session is below.

In partnership with U3A
Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland,Barnsley, S74 9EH
10.00 – 12.00pm
Every Thursday
Contact: Mac McKechnie via

In partnership with U3A
The Dome Leisure Doncaster Lakeside Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD
1.30 – 3.30pm
First Tuesday
Last Monday
Contact: Chris via

Springs Leisure Centre, Sheffield, S2 2AL
Every Thursday from 9th January.
Contact: Mac McKechnie via

The Zone, in Huddersfield, HD1 6PT
Every other Monday from 13th January

Karmand Centre, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9EP.
In partnership with Breaking Boundaries
2nd March, 16th March, 30th March,

26th Feb, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March .

In partnership with U3A
Bizspace Business Sports Centre WF2 7AZ
10am – 12pm
Every other Tuesday, from 7th January
Contact: Mac McKechnie via

Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn
Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW
Thursday 6th February 10:30am-12:30pm (Start Date)
Thursday 20th February 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 5th March 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 19th March 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 2nd April 10:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 16th April 10:30am-12:30pm

Contact: Mac McKechnie via

Rotherham Leisure Complex, S65 1BL
Thursday 26th March
Thursday 23rd April
Thursday 7th May

Session costs vary on location and venue, but each session will cost no more than £3.50pp, with teas and coffees includes.

For general Walking Cricket enquires, contact

For YCF participation enquiries, contact Kendal: