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Walking Cricket

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A GROUP of enthusiastic cricketers were bowled over after trying a new take on the popular summer sport.


Following the success of England lifting the World Cup, participants took part in the first session of walking cricket at Bognor Regis Cricket Club.


With the club providing the necessary equipment, members of the Bognor U3A took to the specially marked out wicket to try and rekindle those skills lost in the mists of time.


Iain Palot, chairman of Bognor Regis U3A, said: “What a great time was had by all, two innings of four overs for each batsman regardless of how many times they were out.


“The scoring is quite complicated and each player bowling at least four overs.  There were some stiff shoulders the following day.


“What great fun, true to the U3A tagline of “Learn, live and laugh”.  Oh how we laughed. All we needed was a few more players.”


Anyone over 55 and fully retired who fancies playing cricket with a soft ball and a plastic bat is welcome to join the event at the Regis Oval in Hawthorn Road on Tuesday at 4.30pm (weather permitting).

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