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2nd July 2012
Well deserved celebrations
Loughborough University Staff.CC broke the Cricket Marathon World Record last week which was celebrated by well over 100 hundred well-wishers and members of the Harley Staples Trust family throughout the week.
The record, which was broken at precisely 7.06 on Thursday 28th June, was well supported by a number of renowned cricketing names from up and down the country.
2005 England Ashes hero & Leicestershire Captain Matthew Hoggard, Former Leicestershire Captain & England wicket keeper Paul Nixon, and Former Surrey bowler Alex Tudor all made appearance throughout the week to show their support.
Chris Hughes, the event organiser described how the players overcame many obstacles throughout the week: “After a morning of torrential rain & hailstones the size of golf balls, in true British tradition of keeping calm and carrying on, we played on through. Nothing mother nature could conjure up was going to stop us from breaking the record and raising many thousands of pounds to build Harleys House.”
Graham Lambert & Stephen Holt of music band The Inspiral Carpets, and former England scrum-half Harry Ellis also came to support the event, which raised lots of money for the Harley Staples Cancer Trust.
The event was streamed live on the internet and Hughes was overwhelmed by the support the players got throughout the week: “We were lifted each time someone we knew only from watching live at a match or on TV came down to support us. Who would’ve thought that Paul Nixon would be taking pics of us!”
The live feed which was viewed on www.cricketmarathon.co.uk, was watched at peak by 16 viewers throughout the torrential rain the players endured on the Thursday of the event.