The next session – Thursday November 13th 12:30-2:30pm
Activity yet to be finalised but watch this space! – followed by some fun over a cuppa!!
Note:- In November we have extra activities each Monday with New Age Kurling 10am – 11 am (£2 per session) in the Riverside Lounge
“You don’t know if you don’t try!”.
Anyone who would like to come and join in is really welcome. Just come along at 12:30 to the media centre or give us a call on 0191 387 2899 if you would like more information. The atmosphere is really informal, the activities are varied, it is just a great way to meet friends and enjoy trying out a new activity.
Check the blog below to see some of the things we did earlier in the year – then come and join in!
50 Not Out is our very own adult health, well being and digital gap programme run through Durham County Cricket Foundation with the support of Northumbrian Water Ltd.
The programme consists of two activities and starts at 12.30 lasting two hours. The second hour provides the option to participate in the Nordic Walking session at the Riveside Pavillion. The aim is to offer new activities as much as possible. New members are always very welcome. We meet at the Education Centre, Emirates Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street Durham DH3 3QR.
The 50 Not Out programme blog is at the bottom of this page it will give you an idea of some of the things the group has taken part in:
50 Not Out continues on the 2nd Thursday in each month:-
the dates for the next few are November 13th, December 11th 2014 and then January 8th, February 12th.
For more information please contact us – click here
Well, 50 Not Out was up to the usual tricks – make it up as you go along – (Well why alter a winning plan!?!)
The willing group did a bit of batting practice up against the nets and it was decided that was certainly a great way to get rid of day to day frustration!! Then we worked together to sort the rules for our little target cricket game. Two teams aiming a multiple stumps, trying to knock off the cones. Team members at opposite sides (saves chasing back and forth after the balls!!) launched the balls by throwing / bowling and batting!! despite some members claining they would never make a cricketer there was some really accurate shots!!! A well earned cuppa followed plus a bit of time to investigate the lego robotics kits (we might do more of this!)
The September session for 50 Not Out presented the group with a fun golf session. Durham county Council Leisure services kindly lent us a great set on chipper and putters plus some great targets and a fun set of challenges. The group of 12 split into 3 teams and began to work through the games. Quickly it became apparent that the only way to win was to change the rules!!
As ever the atmosphere was really friendly and relaxed and everyone was really quite surprised at their improvement over the session! Carol even managed to hit a drive that connected right with the middle stump of a strategically placed wicket!
We then swapped the tee for some tea and went for a well earned sit down and a chat in the international press room where we were entertained by watching an adult cricket session on the pitch and an entertaining Yorkshire match on the television!
What will next session bring!?!
Learning Beyond the Boundary is running a community sewing project to celebrate Durham County Cricket Club.
For more details on how to get involved contact us.
Click to see how the 22 yards of sewing looks at the moment.
50 Not out is all about promoting a health mind and body so the May session saw the group engaged in a variety of throwing and scoring activities. Presented with bags of equipment the group developed their own challenges to set up a competition based on throwing at a target. Beanbags, balls of all sizes and weights and a “flying bomb” were tossed, bowled or generally lobbed at stumps, hoops and other targets to score different points. There were two teams; Sunderland and Gateshead (in honor or the success both football teams are experiencing and there are avid fans within the 50 Not Out group). Keeping score was quite a challenge!The competition ended with a double relay pitting catching against running speed around a coned course. Then it was time for a refreshing drink and a chat to put the world to rights as “We really go a sweat up!”
The April meeting of 50 Not Out saw the group locked in Boccia-Battle. The rules, as ever, were slightly adapted as we didn’t have any available chairs!! and there were many comments about the uneven floor!! However in the typical 50 Not Out spirit everyone embraced the challenge and played with great good humour.
Following a quick tea break the weather then inspired a “turn around the ground” and as there was as academy team match taking place on the pitch we were even treated to a little bit of live sport from the champions of the future as we walked!
We are very pleased that the numbers in the group are steadily growing. We look forward to next month when we will develop the idea of competition and build on the level of activity! You never quite know what we will do before you get there but as the moto of the group says – you don’t know till you try!
The New Year set off with a bang as 50 Not Out met and did some cricket. New members were warmly welcomed as they all did some batting and bowling practice. We all had a really good workout and then enjoyed a cuppa, some chat and a quick speed stack!! “Its really surprising how it loosens you up”, “I have a new respect for bowlers!”
The final session of 2013 of 50 Not Out saw the group in competition mood. The group divided as England and Australia and pitted their skills in Speed Stacks, Boccia, Table Tennis and a target game against each other.
The motto was “you don’t know if you don’t try!”
The next session will be on Thursday 9th January – where the group will try some ore activities and continue the discussions they had on producing a monthly newsletter.
A narrow table doesn’t stop them!
More difficult than you think!
Making the rules up as we go along!
The 50 Not out group welcomed back some former members this month and then enjoyed playing many different games – skittles, quoits, Jenga and Connect 4. Despite the relaxed atmosphere and amid the friendly chat there was a surprising amount of competitive drive!!
During the second hour those that did not go to join the Nordic walking group had an enjoyable game of Boccia.
The session today saw the group have a go at Table Cricket. The cricket season may be over but there was certainly a lot of action in the media centre. (Just a few minutes before the session started two of the Championship winning team came by and Durham Captain, Paul Collingwood and bowler, Gareth Breese tested out the table!)
After getting to grips with the rules they soon got a smooth rotation going with everyone taking turns at batting, bowling, scoring, fielding and of course the all important umpire role! Dot-balls a plenty and even a caught and bowled with the umpires decision final!
(Notice the special hi-tec protective head gear!!)