2010 Cricket Marathon - August 2010


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105 HOURS - Sorted ! A new OFFICALLY CONFIRMED world record !

Through wind and torrential rain the 2 teams from Blunham Cricket Club played on throughout 5 days and four nights to successfully regain their world record for the longest ever continuous cricket match. At 7.00pm on Monday evening, amid scenes of jubilation from the huge crowd, fireworks and champagne, the marathon was over. Player captain Neil Wildon paid tribute to the army of people without whom the marathon game could not have been achieved; the scorers, the professional witnesses, the medical support, the caterers and many others, not to mention the 24 players, including the two 12th men, (one of which was a woman).

Best wishes have been received overnight from Steve Dally (General Manager) and Mike Butler (Record organiser) of Cornwall Cricket Club in New Zealand (previous world record holders). Mike says "Just wanted to wish you Poms all the best of luck in your attempt to break our 100 hour record mark."



CLICK HERE to see the BBC TV webpage and streaming video of their TV report

Below is a scrolling gallery of photos of the match in day order. Click on any of the small images as they scroll along, to see a full sized picture.


WEDNESDAY EVENING


THURSDAY - DAY 1


FRIDAY - DAY 2


SATURDAY - DAY 3


SUNDAY - DAY 4


MONDAY - DAY 5


All photos displayed (and MANY more) will be available for sale (in much higher quality resolution), after the match from Gary Winfield

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