IT’S the sporting sensation that’s bowled over Huddersfield.
Supermarket car parks are being transformed into cricket pitches this summer.
Paddock Cricket Club came up with the idea as a way to involve children aged five to 11 in the game.
Club spokesman Hugh Goulbourne said: “The project will engage children from some of our most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and start promoting cricket at a grassroots level.
“Cricket is one of the only mainstream sports which is followed cross-community and we see this project as a means of promoting community cohesion.”
Supermarkets around Huddersfield are lending their empty car parks for the game this summer.
There was a session at Holmfirth Co-op from 5pm to 7pm on Sunday.
One is planed at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday June 20 and on Friday June 25.
Tesco at Viaduct Street will host car park cricket sessions on Sunday July 11, 18 and 25.
This will be followed by Asda at Bradford Road on Sunday August 8, 15 and 22 and Marsh Co-op on Sunday, September 19 and 26.
For more information visit www.carparkcricket.com