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7th May 2021 Foundation

“50 Not Out” Taster Sessions

Durham Cricket Foundation is restarting its “50 Not Out” Programme, which aims to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing, and is offering taster sessions as part of the return of the project.

“50 Not Out” is relaunching with two strands of the programme – “Active Minds”, offering arts and crafts-based activities and “Active Bodies”, focusing on a wide range of active cricket-themed sessions.

Taster sessions for both strands of the programme are running on Thursday, 20th May and Friday, 21st May.

“Active Bodies” taster sessions:

Walking Cricket – The competitive but gentle paced version of the cricket we see today.

Thursday, 20th May, 9.30am – 11.00am, Friday, 21st May, 11.15am – 12.30pm

Cricket Olympics – A wide range of cricket themed events in one competition.

Thursday, 20th May, 11.15am – 12.30pm, Friday, 21st May, 12.50am – 2.00pm

Keep-Fit Cricket – Moderately energetic activities based on cricket.

Friday, 21st May, 9.30am – 11.00am

“Active Minds” taster sessions:

Introduction to Mark Making – During this session, you will learn how to draw using an array of different mark making tools.

Thursday, 20th May, 10.00am – 11.00am, Friday, 21st May, 10.00am – 11.00am

Introduction to Embroidery– Hand stitched decorative work, creating a lovely piece using an array of stitches leading up to Applique work.

20th May, 11.30am – 12.30pm, Friday, 21st May, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Introduction to Glass Painting 

20th May, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Friday, 21st May, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Sign Up

The tasters are suited for members of Durham Cricket and the community and will run at Emirates Riverside, are free of charge and all materials and equipment will be provided.  

To sign up to an “Active Bodies” taster session, email Jack Warren on

To sign up to an “Active Minds” taster session, email Angela Sheridan on

“Active Bodies” will be delivered by Foundation Development Officer Jack Warren, who has a multi-sport background and is a qualified PT instructor. 

Active Minds’ will be delivered by Foundation Development Officer Angela Sheridan, who has a background in design and craft and is a qualified secondary school Design and Textiles teacher. 

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