World's longest cricket marathon

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The World's Longest Cricket Marathon, now officially known as the Longest Marathon Playing Cricket,[1] is a world record of the longest time continuously playing the game of Cricket between two teams.

It is held by Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club from Leicestershire, England. In June 2012, Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club broke the World Record by playing continuous cricket for 150 hours and 14 minutes.[1][2][3] The attempt took place from 24 June to 30 June 2012 at the Loughborough College Rubber Crumb. The attempt raised money for a local cancer charity, Harley Staples Cancer Trust. Guinness World records ratified the attempt on 19 February 2014.

It was previously held by Blunham Cricket Club from Bedfordshire in England.[4] The club played for 105 hours from 10am Thursday 26 August 2010 until stumps were drawn at 7pm on Monday 30 August 2010. Guinness World records ratified the attempt on 8 April 2011. The club played in pink and purple to highlight cancer charities for both men and women.

List of record holders[edit]

The following is a list of record holders that have been accepted and ratified by Guinness World Records, or attempts that are awaiting ratification.

Record Holder Location Country Time Set Dates Notes Refs
Cricket Club des Ormes Dol-de-Bretagne, Brittany  France 26 hours 15 minutes 21 - 22 June 2003 Original record [5]
Cheriton Fitzpaine Cricket Club Devon  United Kingdom 27 hours 34 minutes 24 - 25 June 2006 Ratified 19 September 2006 [6][7][8]
Citipointe Church/Global Care Brisbane  Australia 33 hours 30 minutes 10 - 11 June 2006 [dubious ]
Red Row Cricket Club Northumberland  United Kingdom 34 hours 26 - 27 May 2007 [9]
Chestfield Cricket Club Kent  United Kingdom 35 hours 8 - 9 September 2007 [10][11]
Citipointe Church Brisbane  Australia 50 hours 18 minutes 20 - 22 March 2008 [12]
Cornwall Cricket Club Auckland  New Zealand 55 hours
Blunham Cricket Club Bedfordshire  United Kingdom 59 hours 33 minutes 19 - 21 September 2008 Ratified 3 December 2008 [13]
Raymond Terrace District Cricket Club New South Wales  Australia 66 hours 16 minutes 24 - 27 January 2009 Ratified May 2009 [14]
New South Wales Police Force New South Wales  Australia 67 hours 9 minutes 8 - 11 February 2009
Cornwall Cricket Club Auckland  New Zealand 100 hours 3 - 7 January 2010 Ratified 29 July 2010 [15]
Blunham Cricket Club Bedfordshire  United Kingdom 105 hours 26 - 30 August 2010 Ratified 8 April 2011 [4][16]
Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club Leicestershire  United Kingdom 150 hours 14 minutes 24 - 30 June 2012 Ratified 19 February 2014 [1][2][3]

Rules[edit]

The record is the amount of cumulative playing time, after breaks are discounted, of a continuous game of cricket.

  • Breaks are limited to 5 minutes per 1 hour of playing time
  • There are two teams and these teams are limited to 12-a-side (11 on the field plus one "sub")
  • No player is permitted to leave the ground unless they are incapacitated
  • A break is not permitted between innings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Longest marathon playing cricket". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cricket match in Loughborough sets longest world record". BBC Online. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Non-stop cricket world record". ESPNcricinfo. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Blunham cricketers set new world record". BBC Online. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cricket Club des Ormes". Cricket Club des Ormes. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cherries celebrate world record". Devon Cricket. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cricketers hit record for six!". BBC Online. 21 September 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Worlds Longest Cricket Marathon [sic]". Cheriton Fitzpaine Cricket Club. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "It's Red Row v world in David's memory". The Journal (Newcastle). 9 May 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cricket club in world record attempt". Kent Online. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "35 Hour Charity Cricket Marathon". Oakwood Homes. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cricketers beat world record for longest ever match". Brisbane Times. 23 March 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "World's Longest Cricket Marathon - Blunham CC, Bedfordshire, UK". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Terrace's world record for 63 hours of cricket". Port Stephens Examiner. 28 January 2009. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Cornwall sets non-stop cricket record". TV New Zealand. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "2010 Cricket Marathon". Blunham Cricket Club. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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