One of our latest projects is Community Cricket for those over 50.  It’s one of the ways Revd Ian, Curate at All Saints, is hoping to engage and support our local community, and it’s particularly for those over-50s who are either trying to get/stay active or for those who live alone and just want to get out of the house and meet up with other people.  During the spring and summer Community Cricket will take place in the basketball courts at Lady Neville Park and in the autumn and winter we will run sessions indoors at the 3rd Banstead Scout Hall in Banstead Road. The cost of a session is £3

Individuals, men and women, play against each other to score points awarded for batting, fielding and bowling.  It’s great fun and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve played cricket before.  All equipment is provided and currently our sessions are on Wednesday mornings 11.00am to 12.00noon.

As I said earlier our objectives are twofold – firstly to get inactive over 50-years-old out and active, and secondly to provide opportunities for those who may be isolated and living alone to meet up with others. For this we will not only be providing the Community Cricket sessions but also encouraging those who come along to go for coffee/lunch together afterwards. If you fit the above in any way and are interested in joining us please contact me at or on 07961 382293. If you are not sure just come along and have a look.

Community (also known as Cage) Cricket has been used elsewhere in the UK to create a positive impact upon the lives of those on the margins of society and in danger of social exclusion. For example, people with mental health issues, the disabled, young people with self-confidence issues. to name just a few. If you work with people in any such groups or maybe you are in such a group and would be interested in discussing a future partnership with us, please contact me at the above email address.

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