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Cricket gets the walking treatment to widen access to the sport

One of the first 'walking' cricket clubs in Britain has opened in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cricket is the latest sport to get the 'walking' treatment to open up the game to a wider group of players.

It is played at a slightly more leisurely pace and is meant for over 50s both experienced and beginner.

It can provide a lower impact way of staying active and avoiding injuries.

The walking cricket club in Bedford is one of the first in the country and joins the walking netball and hockey clubs that are also hosted there.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Graham Stothard from the John Bunyan Sports Centre in Bedford


Two charged over stabbing outside Bedford school

Police at the scene of a stabbing at Kennet Rise in Bedford Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two men have been charged following a stabbing outside a Bedfordshire school.

Mohammed Rahman, 24, of Cobden Square, Bedford, and Haseeb Akhtar, 21, of Sturmer Road, Bedford, are each accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at Kennet Rise in Bedford on Monday - close to the entrance of St Thomas More Secondary School.

He was treated in hospital but has since been discharged.

Police are carrying out extra patrols in the Brickhill area of the town.

Three charged with murder as police step up patrols in Bedford

The scene in Leven Walk in Bedford. Credit: South Beds News Agency

Three men have been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man in Bedford.

Patryk Olowniuk was found on Leven Walk in Brickhill. He died from a gunshot wound.

Lance Marshalleck, 30, from Northamptonshire, Ryan Davis, 27, and Marcus West, 26, who are both from Bedford were arrested on Thursday and charged with murder yesterday (November 2).

Marshalleck was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and possessing a firearm with intent to commit an offence. They have all been remanded in custody.

Officers will continue to carry out patrols in the area today - a week on from Mr Olowniuk’s death.

They say this is "to provide further reassurance to the local community".

They are also urging people to come and speak to them if they have any information which could further help with the investigation.

The scene in Leven Walk in Bedford. Credit: South Beds News Agency
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  • Alternatively you can report information to Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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