World record of continuous play of 168 hours created in England
A village cricket club from Bedfordshire has broken a world record by playing continuously non-stop for seven days.
Twenty-four players at Blunham Cricket Club contended with soaring temperatures and torrential rain, but beat the previous record last week.
Speaking exclusively over telephone from England, the club captain, George Hutson, who has been working as a Phoenix Sales Engineer with Jewers, said, "9 months ago I begun organising a world record attempt which would see 24 players play cricket non-stop for 168 hours. Last week we succeeded in our task through record high temperatures and monsoon like storms to become world record holders".
"During the event, players were on their feet for 21 hours a day and only slept for around 2 hours a day. The total time played was 168 hours, 22 minutes and 20 seconds".
"We are all now exhausted but reflecting back on such an incredible week which involved the whole community", he added further.
"Evidence has now been sent off (to Guinness Book) for verification. We were playing to raise money for charity as well as our club", he signed off.