A NEW walking Cricket hub is being launched in Dudley by Worcestershire Cricket thanks to funding by Sport England through the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.

A slower paced version of the sport, walking cricket delivers skills to players of all ages and abilities.

Elsa-Marie Evans, club and community development officer at Worcestershire Cricket, said: “This format provides an exciting way to keep fit and active for those may not have played for a while, may have had injuries that have stopped them playing or are completely new to the game.

“Whether you’re batting, bowling, or fielding, walking cricket is a great form of cardio exercise and helps to improve hand-eye coordination and flexibility.

"We’ve enjoyed great success with our walking cricket hubs in Worcestershire and it’s extremely exciting to now be able to offer this activity in Dudley.”

The sessions will be held at Netherton Park, Greaves Road, Dudley, on Tuesday afternoons, starting on Tuesday June 7, from 1pm to 2pm. 

There's no need to pre-book to attend.

The first session is free followed by a fee of £3 per week. Free parking is available.

Each participant will be asked to fill in a simple health questionnaire at the start of each session.

For more information contact Elsa-Marie Evans at Worcestershire Cricket on 07392 085764 or email elsa-marie.evans@wccc.co.uk