Walking Cricket, developed as a new concept in 2019, is a project that 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 by 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 too).
Walking Cricket was trialed in early 2019 in Barnsley and now has two fully functioning sessions running in Barnsley every two weeks and in Doncaster every two weeks.
The group take it in turns to score, umpire and play, so each individual is learning new skills and keeping both their mind and their bodies active.
Barnsley Walking Cricket:
Contact: Mac McKechnie via firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 10.00 – 12.00pm
Address: Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland,Barnsley, S74 9EH.
Every Thursday (from Thursday 26th September)
To find out more about U3A Barnsley and District, visit their website by Clicking here
Doncaster Walking Cricket:
Contact: Chris via email@example.com
Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
Address: Goals Doncaster, Worcester Avenue, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4NB.
To find out more about U3A Doncaster, visit their website by Clicking here
For YCF participation enquiries, contact Kendal: