menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
Cricket

Day services bowled over by county coaches

The English cricket season may be drawing to a close but East Riding day services have been pushing boundaries and bowling over their peers thanks to a visit from Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Adults who access day services in the East Riding have attended a cricket development day at Beverley Town Cricket Club at which they were put through their paces by several Yorkshire County Cricket Club coaches.

The day was supported by the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB) who hope it will become a regular event.

Joe Ashdown, YCB cricket development manager for the north, said: "We had a fantastic day with all the service day centres at Beverley Town Cricket Club and it was great to see everyone enjoying the cricket activities we put on.

“The staff were brilliant all day and the service users smiled throughout as well as showing great enthusiasm and skill. Hopefully this is the start of an annual event for the East Riding".

Councillor Richard Harrap, council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, said:  “It is always fantastic to be able to offer adults who attend day services in the East Riding opportunities to try out new sports and activities.

“Having the chance to team up with such prestigious sporting organisations as the Yorkshire County Cricket Club with the support of Yorkshire Cricket Board is a golden opportunity and a partnership which I hope continues into the future.”

The session comes just six months after walking cricket was launched for the first time in the East Riding, thanks to the council’s sport, play and arts service.

Walking cricket is played with adapted rules on an indoor pitch with the aim of helping men and women aged 50 and over to access the sport for the first time, get back into the game, improve their fitness or just have some fun and make new friends.

 

Gallery

Cricket

Latest from Sport

BULLET HERO TAKE COVER RETURNS TO BEVERLEY

BULLET HERO TAKE COVER RETURNS TO BEVERLEY

Take Cover makes a welcome return to Beverley on Tuesday evening when he runs in the British EBF Conditions Stakes (7.30). The popular 11-year-old sprinter has his first start at the East...
KODYANNA BOOKS ROYAL ASCOT TICKET WITH HILARY NEEDLER VICTORY

KODYANNA BOOKS ROYAL ASCOT TICKET WITH HILARY NEEDLER VICTORY

Connections of Kodyanna are keen to run the filly in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot after she dazzled in the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Kodiac...
YORKSHIRE WOLDS WAY RELAY CHALLENGE

YORKSHIRE WOLDS WAY RELAY CHALLENGE

At 7.30am on a very warm and sunny Sunday, 27 May 2018, eight local running clubs met at Hessle Foreshore to start the first leg of the Yorkshire Wolds Way Relay Challenge.  Each team fielded ...

Latest from News

Beverley Law firm, Wilkin Chapman welcomes another great addition to growing team.

Beverley Law firm, Wilkin Chapman welcomes another great addition to growing team.

THE opportunity to grow his career within the region’s largest law firm was the driving force behind Steve Pattison’s move to Wilkin Chapman solicitors. The solicitor, with more than si...
Building programme brings  expansion and improvements to children’s nursery

Building programme brings expansion and improvements to children’s nursery

A children’s nursery which has quadrupled capacity since opening 20 years ago is set for further expansion after embarking on a new building programme. Educare, which opened in Mill Lane, Bev...
Are these the best jobs in East Yorkshire?

Are these the best jobs in East Yorkshire?

If you dream of beginning your working day by bouncing around on giant inflatables and flinging yourself into an enormous ball pool, then read on - because a job to give your career a lift is com...

Features

Todays Events

Saturday - 23rd

Dove House Hospice Walk (or Run) for Wine

Little Wold Vineyard, South Cave

Upcoming Events

Monday - 25th

Friends of Beverley Minster Meeting

Beverley Minster, Highgate Entrance
7:15pm

WW1 Commemorative Service

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley
7:30pm

White Horse Folk Club Singers and Musicians Night

Catholic Church Hall, North Bar Without
8:30pm

Tuesday - 26th

Thursday - 28th

Friday - 29th

Offside

East Riding Theatre
7:30pm