It developed as a new concept in 2019 in Barnsley initially and it 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).
Walking Cricket AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
The Walking Cricket groups aim to create an interesting sport that will improve fitness, and have fun as part of a team experience. We extend a warm welcome to all members to us join for some stimulating exercise once every two weeks, by forming Walking Cricket groups in your own locality. Our partners U3A itself is a big Nationwide organisation, and there must be many retired men out there in particular who were never really into football, but remember with fondness playing cricket. Likewise, many retired ladies who don’t fancy chasing a football, but who will remember with fondness the rounders games of their youth. Walking cricket is more relaxed, yet still a powerful team game lasting under 2 hours, that helps to recreate some of those past sporting activities and memories.
The games will take place at the same time on Fridays fortnightly 10am -12 at Lockwood Park Sports Complex. The cost is £3 & social teas & coffee will be served afterwards.
Please can we ask that you communicate this offer out to anyone within your clubs/networks who may be interested.