Get active at walking cricket sessions

cricket bat and ball

A walking cricket group are on the hunt for more members to join them at their Thursday sessions.

Men and women who are aged 50 and over are invited to join in a slower-paced, indoor format of cricket at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Running on Thursdays between 3.30pm and 5pm, the walking cricket sessions are a great way to remain involved in the game and meet new people while staying active.

The sessions are run in partnership with Staffordshire Cricket and are part of Lichfield District Council’s Active Lichfield activities to improve wellbeing. 

Jamie Dodd, Lichfield District Council’s Health & Wellbeing Activator, said:

“We know from our players that walking cricket is a fun way to stay active and meet new people. This is why we are trying to drive up interest so more people will join us and get the benefit of the game. Our aim is to have enough players to put a team together so we can take on local teams.”

Sessions cost £2.50 a time and there’s no need to book ahead.

To find out more about Lichfield District Council’s Active Lichfield sessions, visit


Published: 6 February 2020