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Howzat! Cricket lovers throughout Staffordshire are being invited to try a more gentle version of their favourite sport with the introduction of a new walking cricket sessions which will start at Burntwood Leisure Centre near Lichfield on November 8. The walking cricket sessions are being aimed at more mature men and women who might be better suited to a slower-paced, indoor format of cricket. Taking place on Thursdays between 3.30pm and 5pm, walking cricket is described as the perfect way to remain involved in the game and meet new people while also staying active.

Indoor cricket
Try your hand at walking cricket. By In2itive - This photo was taken during an indoor cricket match in Canberra, Australia., CC BY-SA 3.0,

Councillor David Leytham, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Lichfield District Council, said: "In partnership with Staffordshire Cricket, we're pleased to be adding walking cricket to our list of Active Lichfield activities aimed at the over 50s. It's a great way to play the game but at a gentler pace. It joins walking football and netball and archery in our line-up of weekly sessions for adults." Sessions of walking cricket cost 2.50 a time and there is no need to book ahead, so people can just turn up at Burntwood Leisure Centre in High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood.

Burntwood Leisure Centre
Burntwood Leisure Centre to host walking cricket

To find out more about Lichfield District Council's Active Lichfield sessions, visit
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Why? Try a Gentler Version of Cricket For The Over 50s
When: Every Thursday From Nov 8
Phone: 01543 672439
Where: Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, Staffordshire WS7 3XH
Cost: Sessions cost 2.50
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