Fab festival of cracking cricket this Sunday

Walsall Arboretum will be hosting the Walsall Festival of Cricket this Sunday 31 May, to take place between 11am and 4pm.
Throughout the day organisers have planned a series of cricket, and cricket related activities for both adults and young people.

There will be opportunities for cricket fans and those wishing to learn more about local opportunities to meet and talk to representatives of local clubs.

With interest in the women’s game growing organisers are keen to raise the profile of the game and highlight the benefits, and opportunities to women and girls locally.

Walsall Festival of Cricket handbill (Walsall Council)
Walsall Festival of Cricket handbill (Walsall Council)

Among the activities on offer is the interactive Cricket Factory which develops techniques like catching, throwing, running, batting and bowling. Other activities include Kwik Cricket, Stool Ball and the opportunity to meet coaches from local clubs.

Kate Williams, Senior Officer for Sports Development, in Walsall Council stated: “Walsall has some very passionate cricket supporters who will be providing insights into the game at the festival in the park.

“The clubs attending are keen to build on the interest in the sport locally and attract more young people to play the game.

“Cricket offers young people the chance to get out and be active, but is also  a game of skill and strategy requiring mental agility as well.

“It’s pits two people against each other as batsman and bowler within a wider team game, and requires constant decision making. That’s what makes it such an interesting sport.”