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5th December 2021 Health and Wellbeing

Walking Cricket for people over 50

Walking Cricket is a competitive but gentle paced version of the cricket we see today. Walking cricket is cricket as we know it, however, you have to walk to score your runs.

Walking Cricket is part of Durham Cricket Foundation’s 50 Not Out project, which aims to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing through two strands of the programme – “Active Minds”, offering arts and crafts activities and “Active Bodies”, focusing on a wide range of cricket-themed sessions.

Walking cricket is played inside with plastic equipment and a softer ball, no running is allowed whether it be batting or bowling, walking only. It is played in pairs and normally one team against another. Everyone bowls, fields and bats. Included are warm-up drills and small games before a game of walking cricket.

We run weekly sessions at Washington Leisure Centre, suitable for people over 50.

Two sessions run every week:

Peterlee: every Thursday, 10.30am – 11.30am, at The Pavilion, Helford Road, SR8 1ER

Willington: every Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Willington Cricket Club,1 Manor Rd, Willington, Crook DL15 0QX

Chester le Street: every Friday, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, at Seat Unique Riverside, Chester le Street, DH33QR

All our sessions are free of charge – register here.