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Billingborough cricketers ready for record attempt

Richard Wells, left, and Dave Newman, with their friend Wayne Chessum, centre. Richard and Dave are undertaking a Guinness World Record attempt for Brain Tumour Research

Richard Wells, left, and Dave Newman, with their friend Wayne Chessum, centre. Richard and Dave are undertaking a Guinness World Record attempt for Brain Tumour Research

Two friends who are less than a week away from attempting to break a cricket world record are hoping to hit their charity target.

Billingborough Cricket Club members Dave Newman, 34, of Helpringham and Richard Wells, 22, of Sleaford, are aiming to break the record for the longest individual net session.

The current record stands at 26 hours but the pair are hoping to bat for at least 48 hours. They will start their attempt at midday on Thursday at the Northgate Sports Centre in Sleaford and continue through to midday on Saturday, February 1.

Dave and Richard have been inspired to take on the challenge because their team-mate, Wayne Chessum, 45, of Billingborough was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008.

They are hoping to raise £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research and are nearly half way to reaching the target.

Wayne will be among the hundreds of bowlers Dave and Richard have enlisted to keep them at the crease. Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard will send down the first ball.

Dave said that £10,000 would fund three and a half days of research at a Brain Tumour Research centre of excellence.

To sponsor the pair visit www.justgiving.com/worldrecordcricketnet.

 

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