Maidstone Cricket and Tea event looks to launch Walking Cricket in the borough

Tuesday 27th February 2024

Maidstone Cricket and Tea event looks to launch Walking Cricket in the borough

The Maidstone Cricket and Tea held on Wednesday 21st February at Maidstone YMCA was a wonderful event with a positive turn out of 15 participants. Cricket and Tea events are a great introduction to Kent Cricket Community Trust’s 50 Over’s programme. Participants are invited to try their hand in a game of walking cricket which is followed by a delightful cricket tea. Walking Cricket is a slower paced version of the game that is adapted to suit the abilities of all players. This makes it an excellent activity for those looking to get more active and meet new people.

The Maidstone Cricket and Tea event began with a warm-up as everyone tried batting, bowling and fielding. Thereafter, a wonderful competitive game of walking cricket ensued, with the sides captained by Norman and Steve.

Batting first, Steve’s team posted a total of 124 runs. Sadly though, they lost 6 wickets, giving a net score of 94 runs in 16 overs. The batting highlight was Lydia who got 16 runs, including 2 fours, from 14 balls. While the bowling highlight was from the captain, Norman, who bowled 3 wickets.

In reply, Norman’s team made good progress posting 84 runs. However, a loss of 3 wickets gave them a net score of 69 runs in 12 overs.  The batting highlight was Norman again who got the day’s only six. Whereas the bowling highlight was Laurence who got 2 wickets. We also saw excellent fielding on the day. Unfortunately, time defeated the chase and the game was fairly judged a draw. Everyone enjoyed a lovely cricket tea after as they chatted about the game.

Thank you to our coach and umpire, David Barret, and our scorer, Mark Everest for helping make the day such a success.

We hope to have more walking cricket sessions at the Maidstone YMCA in the future and would welcome any donations towards helping make this happen.

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