50 Not Out

PictureThe next session - Thursday June 12th 

Something for an active mind and body!

“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 May 8th 2014, June 12th 2014, July 10th 2014.

 

For more information please contact us – click here

Caught and Sewn

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.

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Click to see how the 22 yards of sewing looks at the moment.

Throwing it away

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!”

Throwing Challenge

Boccia by any rules

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the Nets and more New Age Kurling

The March activities for 50 Not Out saw the group back in the indoor nets doing some pre-season training!!! and a second New Age Kurling session. It certainly was an active session!

As it proved so popular  we are looking into the possibility of establishing a regular “spin off” session dedicated to New Age Kurling. As soon as we have firm dates and times we will advertise it to all.

We are continuing to investigate different activities to “have a go at” and the 50 Not Out programme will continue to provide varied activities.

DSCF3851 - CopyAs ever new members to the group are always welcome just come along and join us. We are intending to publish a magazine, available from the book shop on match days, during the six months of the cricket season and issue 1 is ready to go – if anyone has any contributions, could be to the “letters” page or other thoughts please let us know. We are also about to launch a craft project and are looking for enthusiastic needle-workers to help create a wicket-long banner capturing memories of Durham County Cricket Club, get in touch for more information.

Cricket Training

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!”

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Competition Time

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.

Ping

A narrow table doesn’t stop them!

Speed Stacks

More difficult than you think!

Target

Making the rules up as we go along!

Pub Games and more?

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.

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50 Not out have a go at Table Cricket!

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!!)

 

Three Activity Day!

Continuing the recently-established tradition of creating new games the 50 Not Out May session saw the group involve themselves in 3 activities including one that they developed themselves! The pictures below might give you an idea of how the session progressed.

They began with a bit if tried and tested fun with Boccia – (blue team very much the winners!) Then developed the game of “Hoy-a-Bag” using a load of cricket training equipment. The game pregressed through various stages as they tried to perfect the rules  at one point even involving the bean bags being grabbed from the floor (inspired by fielding practice!). The final agreed rules (for this week!) were

  • each go consists of throwing 6 of bean bags into the targets (equivalent to an over!!!)
  • the targets set in different places and given scores of  1,2,4 and 6  points (representing runs!)
  • the bean bags have to be throwed alternately with right and left hand

Then the session ended with a quick game of ping (proving it can be fun even on a rather small table!)

 

 

Team Speed Stacks

The 50 Not Out group had a go at Speed Stacks this week and made a formation speed stacks video!

Check it out below!