WALKING cricket sessions for over 50s are being launched in Bradford.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) – the official charity arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club – is launching a new walking cricket group in Bradford in partnership with u3a.

The weekly sessions will run every Monday, starting May 9, from 10am to 12noon at Goals on King’s Road in Bradford.

Participants will have their first taster session free of charge and then each session will cost £3.50 each after that.

Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2019 by YCF and u3a – an organisation which supports older people.

The activity is an adaptation of the traditional game of cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities.

Just as important as the cricket itself is the social element, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided and the opportunity for catch-up after the sessions.