Walking Cricket in Norfolk – Open to everyone, get involved today!

13th September 2023

Walking Cricket has now become a staple of the Norfolk Cricket Boards offerings for people in Norfolk, giving people from all backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to play some fun, inclusive softball cricket.

Each week a group of between 12-16 devotees play a competitive but more sedate version of the game we all love.    Based at the Bob Carter Centre in Drayton. It’s regular participants, both male and female, range from mid-forties to ninety, proving age is not a barrier. A new centre is also running in King’s Lynn from March 2024 at The Barn, Alive Lynnsport.

In pairs, using plastic bats and a softball, batters score as many runs as possible (or should that be walks!) in their four overs to help their team post a good score for the others to chase (walking!) Bowling can be either overarm or underarm.

The sessions are fully inclusive, open to everyone of all abilities. Teams are selected each week to provide an as even a contest as possible. Anyone over the age of 18 is able to join in.

The aim of the sessions is to get people back into playing cricket, or for people who want to try it for the first time to come and have a go! The group is very welcoming, with the current regulars a mixture of originals and people who have recently joined.

If you are interested in trying walking cricket – please contact Andy Boocock on andy.boocock@norfolkcricket.co.uk or 07501 861499

Session Details in Norwich

When: Wednesdays
Time: 1pm until 2:30pm
Location: Bob Carter Leisure Centre, Drayton
Cost £4.00

Session Details in King’s Lynn

When: Fridays (Start 8th March 2024 for initial 6 week trial)
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: The Barn, Alive Lynnsport
Cost: FREE for first 6 weeks trial