On day one of the men’s team’s victory over Northamptonshire last week, the Surrey Cricket Foundation hosted a ‘Walking Cricket’ showcase during the lunch break.
Walking cricket, in its simplest form, is a walking version of the game which provides opportunities for a range of people to continue participating in a sport they love. Walking cricket provides opportunities to manage physical and mental health as well as providing a social network for others with a passion for the game.
Walking cricket sessions are mixed and players don’t need any protective equipment like pads, gloves or a helmet, as a softball is used and everything else needed is provided.
Players from Epsom Thoroughbreds, Pirbright Penguins and Cobham Cavaliers took part in the exhibition, showing The Kia Oval crowd how the game is played. This season sees the inaugural Coaching Centred Leadership Walking Cricket Trophy with a number of clubs across Surrey taking part in the competition.
SCF have been working with a number of clubs across Surrey to encourage the development of more Walking Cricket hubs and to find out more or to find your nearest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.