A Week of Cricket as Club Pitch for a World Record
There are no boundaries for one Bedfordshire cricket club as they prepare to bat and bowl around the clock to reclaim their Guinness World Record for the longest cricket match in history.
Following one of the most exciting World Cup Finals in British cricket, Blunham Cricket Club are expecting to clock up a staggering 168 hours of non-stop play.
The club has already set two world records for marathon games lasting 59 and 105 hours. The 24-man team are now planning to stump Loughborough University’s attempt of 150 hours.
Neil Wildon from the club said: “Our cricketers are vigorously training to prepare for the match. We are working with a nutritionist and personal trainer to make sure that we don’t run out of steam mid-week.”
“We’ve been bowled over by the support of our local community, when you’re sleep deprived it can be pretty gruelling but hearing the crowd cheer you on really keeps spirits high. Now we just need the weather on our side otherwise it will be a very long and wet seven days!”
The record attempt will start at 3pm on Saturday 24th August, those taking part are hoping to raise more than £40,000. The money will go towards new sporting facilities as well as charity donations to St John’s Hospice and MIND. To sponsor the team please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/blunhamcricketclub.
Guinness World Records is expected to confirm the achievement later in the year.
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