13th September 2023
Walking Cricket has now become a staple of the Norfolk Cricket Boards offerings for people to play and compete in the Norwich area, having been running for ten months now.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07501 861499
Session Details in Norwich
Time: 1pm until 2:30pm
Location: Bob Carter Leisure Centre, Drayton