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Sleaford duo to play world's longest cricket match

By Reportergrace  |  Posted: December 13, 2013


Dave and Richard prepare for their challenge

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Two Lincolnshire sportsmen are attempting to set a world record by playing the longest cricket match in history.

Sleaford duo Dave Newman and Richard Wells are taking to the wicket in a bid to raise £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

The batsmen are aiming to smash the current record of 26 hours by playing a 48-hour continuous net session at Northgate Sports Hall in the town.

And the pair have called for bowlers with stamina to come and supply deliveries to them during the two-day marathon, planned for January 30.

They are even hoping that some of the sport's biggest names, including former England and Yorkshire star Darren Gough, will attend the match.

All of England's first-class county clubs have made a donation to the cause, and professional cricketers have donated auction prizes including signed bats, shirts and match tickets.

"48 hours is a massive challenge, but achievable and I am personally very confident we will do it. The amount of support before and throughout the event will push us to the end and so far it has been incredible. The hardest parts to get through will be the early hours where the bowling will be at its minimal and the hall will be a lot quieter but me and Richard are determined to go to the end," said Dave.

The friends were inspired to complete the challenge after their fellow club cricketer Wayne Chessum received treatment for two brain tumours. He has since recovered.

To donate to the World Record Cricket Challenge visit


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