Subject Advice

Walking Cricket

Sadly Mac Mckechnie has stood down as Walking Cricket Adviser and is now Subject Adviser for Kurling , which  he is hoping to grow in the u3a. A new Subject Adviser for Walking Cricket  has been apppointed and will be starting soon. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Walking cricket aims to create an interesting sport that improves fitness, and enables participants to have fun as part of a team experience. I extend a warm welcome to all members of the u3a to consider creating groups within your u3a’s, and enjoy some stimulating exercise as part of a team once every week or fortnight.

This is an all year-round sport, and the only current team within the u3a is one which I set up in Barnsley in Yorkshire. We played our first match in January 2019, and from there we are building a foundation which will allow us to explore possibilities with any other Walking Cricket teams in the area. There must be many retired men out there in particular who were never really into football, but remember with fondness playing cricket. Likewise, many retired ladies who don’t fancy chasing a football, but who will remember with fondness the rounders games of their youth. Mixed walking cricket is a more relaxed, yet still a powerful team game that helps to recreate some of those past sporting activities and memories.

Support for u3a's:

My aim is to provide support and assistance to any u3a wishing to set up their own cricket groups. Let's have a conversation! Below you will find links to a youtube video, and a presentation I have prepared in PDF format.

Please have a good look, and get in contact.

Powerpoint Cricket Presentation January 2022 NEW (4.83 MB)

Walking Cricket - Youtube

Walking Cricket facts April 2022 (431.47 KB)

Dickie Bird Endorsement (111.86 KB)

Walking Cricket Endorsement from Joe Root (273.76 KB)

Rules_for_social walking_Cricket_2021 as of September 2021,  joint statement with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and the u3a. 

Walking Cricket - BBC Radio Sheffield (starts at 1:44:30)

Walking Cricket in the News:

November 2022

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation


    Mac Cricket 2



Barnsley Today 


Barnsley Today write up





Newsletter - June 2019  Newsletter - June 2019 (331.44 KB)

Newsletter Supplement 1 - June 2019  Newsletter Supplement 1 - June 2019 (838.15 KB)

Newsletter Supplement 2 - June 2019  Newsletter Supplement 2 - June 2019 (450.59 KB)

Newsletter Supplement 3 - June 2019  Newsletter Supplement 3 - June 2019 (1.47 MB)

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