WALKING Cricket sessions are set to launch in Redditch.

Worcestershire Cricket have secured funding through Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and Sport England, to launch five new Walking Cricket hubs in this year, one of which is in Redditch.

Walking Cricket teaches to players of all ages and abilities and is a slower paced version of the sport.

Elsa-Marie Evans, Club and Community Development Officer at Worcestershire Cricket, said: “This format provides an exciting way to keep fit and active for those may not have played for a while, may have had injuries that have stopped them playing or are completely new to the game.

“Whether you’re batting, bowling, or fielding, Walking Cricket is a great form of cardio exercise and also helps to improve hand-eye coordination and flexibility.”

Weekly sessions take place on Tuesdays at Birchensale Middle School in Bridley Moor Road between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

There is no need to book, sessions cost £3 but the first is free.