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Walking Cricket

Walking Cricket makes the traditional game of cricket accessible to older adults.

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. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters 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?

There is no running allowed and it is played with a softer ball.

Walking Cricket has grown significantly over the past year, what first started out as one session in Barnsley has now expanded across Yorkshire with 10 different locations.

Each session the group get opportunities to score, umpire and play, so each individual learns new skills 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.

Other Walking Cricket opportunities include days out to Emerald Headingley to watch a match but also partake in an Interval Walking Cricket games which will be held at Headingley Cricket Ground at a County Championship Game.

A day at the Beach in Scarborough for some Beach Walking Cricket is also a popular event.

Sessions have previously taken place at the below locations.

Barnsley
In partnership with U3A
Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland,Barnsley, S74 9EH
Contact: Mac McKechnie via mckechnie31@btinternet.com

Doncaster
In partnership with U3A
The Dome Leisure Doncaster Lakeside Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD
Contact: Chris via c.j.woolven@googlemail.com

Sheffield
Springs Leisure Centre, Sheffield, S2 2AL
Contact: Mac McKechnie via mckechnie31@btinternet.com

Huddersfield
The Zone, in Huddersfield, HD1 6PT
Contact: Lauren.Mudd@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

Bradford
Karmand Centre, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9EP.
In partnership with Breaking Boundaries

Wakefield
In partnership with U3A
Bizspace Business Sports Centre WF2 7AZ
Contact: Mac McKechnie via mckechnie31@btinternet.com

Scarborough
Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn
Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW
Contact: Mac McKechnie via mckechnie31@btinternet.com

Rotherham
Rotherham Leisure Complex, S65 1BL

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

For general Walking Cricket enquires, contact Lauren.Mudd@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

For YCF participation enquiries, contact Kendal: Kendal.James@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com