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Record-breaking batsmen pass £10,000 fundraising target

End of Dave Newman and Richard Wells' 48 hour world record cricket net at Northgate Sports Hall, Sleaford.

End of Dave Newman and Richard Wells' 48 hour world record cricket net at Northgate Sports Hall, Sleaford.

 

They have already broken the world record and now a pair of Billingborough cricketers have smashed their fundraising target.

On Saturday, Dave Newman (34), from Helpringham, and Richard Wells (22), from Sleaford, broke the world record for the longest indoor cricket net session.

The Billingborough Cricket Club players batted continuously for 48 hours, 22 hours longer than the previous record.

The aim was to raise £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research and today (February 6), the pair announced they had broken into five figures in their fundraising.

Writing on Twitter, they said: “Massive congrats to all involved. £10,000 target has been achieved and also passed... Unbelievable effort. With more to come.”

The pair were inspired to take on the challenge by teammate Wayne Chessum, 45, from Billingborough, who has been treated for two brain tumours.

Despite passing the £10,000 mark, Dave and Richard’s fundraising continues.

There is chance to take home cricket merchandise, including many signed items, through an online auction.

 

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