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. Sessions have previously taken place in Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield, Scarborough and Rotherham
Each session the group get opportunities to score, umpire and play, so each individual learns new skills keeping both their mind and bodies active.
Session costs vary on location and venue, but each session will cost no more than £3.50pp, with teas and coffees included.
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