Get Active 50+ Cage Cricket in Surrey
In December 2016, Cage Cricket South East was successful in their bid to be included in Active Surrey’s Get Active 50+ programme for 2017. The first Over 50s group started early in January 2017 at The Longmead Centre in Epsom & Ewell and quickly grew in popularity with 18 men and ladies aged 56-86 having attended, most of them every week.
The Epsom GA50+ Cage Cricket group has already gained some celebrity in the Borough with Councillors Tony Axelrod and Barry Nash attending (and participating in) a couple of sessions. We were also delighted to invite BBC Radio Surrey along in February, a video of their interview with Neil Bunting and members of the group can be seen in our blog of 20 March 2017.
Now the weather is picking up the Epsom group will start playing outside at the centre. We are also excited to start GA50+ groups in another four boroughs after Easter, namely; Reigate & Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Woking. Details of days, times and venues can be obtained by contacting Neil Bunting (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Haidee Allen (email@example.com) or on the respective borough council websites.
Here are some of the comments we have received from the Epsom group:
“Cage Cricket is a great concept, very enjoyable. My husband has Alzheimer’s and it keeps him focussed. Good fun. Thank you.”
“It’s a nice game. The coaches are a nice team to work with, they look after me.”
“ I am delighted to have been introduced to Cage Cricket. Having never been ‘sporty’, I would never have considered playing cricket but it is wonderful to be trying something new – and meeting more people. In this case, a great group!”
“A well organised and enjoyable hour. A credit to Neil and Haidee.
“This is a new venture for me. I have only attended two sessions. I find it fun. I’m moving around the hall all the time and the time passes very quickly. It also gives me the opportunity to meet new people.”