University of Portsmouth cricket team hoping to break world record

The University of Portsmouth Cricket Club, which played a game for 30hrs 39mins and 27secs Picture: Joe Beavis
The University of Portsmouth Cricket Club, which played a game for 30hrs 39mins and 27secs Picture: Joe Beavis
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  • Cricket team are hoping to set world record for longest indoor match
  • University of Portsmouth team played for 30 hours, 39 minutes and 27 seconds
  • The current world record is for nearly 26 hours
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A UNIVERSITY cricket team hopes its 30-hour charity game will see it become a world record-holder.

The team, from the University of Portsmouth, completed the indoor match which lasted 30hrs 39mins and 27secs.

The current record is 25hrs 59 mins and was set by a South African club team in 2014.

A video of the entire match plus photographs have been sent to Guinness World Records as evidence. Cricket club president Jack Maciver said: ‘The record attempt went really well, and we received good support throughout the attempt.

‘We were delighted that we managed to play for so long - hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re declared the new record-holders.’

The match was raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Jack added: ‘It’s a great cause and means a lot to a couple of our members, as it has helped people close to them.’

The record attempt was held at the university’s Spinnaker Sports Centre.

We were delighted that we managed to play for so long - hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re declared the new record-holders.

Jack Maciver