On Monday 5th September, Wombats CC played host to our first Walking Cricket Festival. With 25 players attending from our Taunton, Minehead and Weston Super Mare hubs, we managed to organise and play a 40 over game! Players were split into two teams and each batting pair faced three overs. Teams started on 0 and 5 runs were detucted for each wicket lost.
Player of the day mentions go to Doug Abbott who scored 24 in his three overs and Sarah Gilham who scored 32 in her three overs. Special mentions go to Alan Weaden and Alan Ranger of Wombats CC who officiated and offered such great hospitality.
Walking Cricket is a slower paced version of the game that we all love and provides an opportunity to play a game that is more accessible than other current cricket formats. As the name suggests, the game is played at walking pace and delivers cricket skills to players of all ages and abilities as well as an opportuity to meet new people and socialise. The format provides an exciting way to keep fit and active for those may not have played for a while, those whose injuries may have stopped them playing, or for completely new players to the game.
To find out where your nearest hub is, please visit our dedicated Walking Cricket page on our website, our contact us for more information.