50 Not Out is our adult health, well being and digital gap programme run through Durham County Cricket Foundation with the support of Northumbrian Water Ltd.
The programme will start at 12.30 and last one hour, with an option of continuing for a second hour or lead into the Nordic Walking session at the Riveside Pavillion. New members are very welcome. We meet at the Education Centre, Emirates Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street Durham DH3 3QR.
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2013 Season for 50 Not Out continues on the 2nd Thursday in each month:-
11th April (NB County Championship Match on also)
13th June (NB County Chanpionship Match on also)
11th July (NB County Championship Match on also)
15th August (NB 3rd Thursday as Ashes series Match on previous week)
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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!)
The 50 Not Out group had a go at Speed Stacks this week and made a formation speed stacks video!
Check it out below!
The 50 Not out March session was held today and was a session full of laughter as the group experienced an “addictive” sport. Eveyone was introduced to Speed Stacks – the sport of stacking and unstacking cups!!! It forces partcipants to work quickly and delicately with both hands and is superb at improving hand-eye coordination. The group began with the basic skills of “upstacking and downstacking towers of 3 cups” and it was not long before they had progressed to towers of 6 and then competition stacking of 3-6-3. It was such fun that it was even suggested that once they get really good we could run a tournament on the pitch during the Lunch intervals!
Following this excitement they spent a relaxed hour playing Boccia.
The 50 Not Out group met for the February session. They began with another go at the Boccia they had tried last time. The relaxed atmosphere disguised their strong competitive natures! Deciding that they were up for a different challenge the group also tackled table tennis. With a little rearangement of the furniature and using a Ping set that includes a handy expandable net to allow play on any table, they proved that you can, indeed, play table tennis anywhere. Showing impressive agility and even using two bats at once there was a great deal of laughter, enjoyment and a good bit of chat!
The group are looking forward to next month and will meet in the Media Centre again on Thursday March 14th at 12:30.
The 50 Not Out group made sure that 2013 got underway with a smile. They organised a fun Boccia session. Using the little press room in the media centre they proved that you don’t need loads of space to enjoy a bit of physical activity. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and many of the rules were being created during play!!! but fun was certainly had by all.
Some of the group then went on to the Nordic walking session that runs every Thusrday at 1:30pm from the Riverside Pavillion Sports Centre.
The 50 Not Out Group welcomes all new members. It is free to take part and meets on the second Thursday of each month. Each session is split as two activities one from 12:30-1:30 and then from 1:30-2:30 members can attend the Nordic Walking or continue within the media centre.
Next meeting is Thursday 14th February at 12:30.