The date is drawing near for two Sleaford men who hope to break the world record for the longest continuous cricket net session in an effort to raise £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research.
Dave Newman and Richard Wells are trying to beat the current record of 26 hours by doing a 48-hour marathon at Northgate Sports Hall in town from January 30 to February 1 and the two are calling for people of any age to come down and bowl for them.
The men have been undertaking countless fundraisers over the past few months in efforts to reach their target, including charity quiz nights, fishing matches, tombolas and Santa sleigh visits around Sleaford.
They have also received sporting donations to raise funds from all the first class county cricket teams, including signed bats, shirts and match day tickets and currently trying to get Darren Gough and other top cricketers to attend.
To donate to the cause, visit: http://www.justgiving.com/worldrecordcricketnet
Dave said: “Forty-eight hours is a massive challenge, but achievable and I am personally very confident we will do it. The amount of support before and throughout the event will push us to the end and so far it has been incredible. The hardest parts to get through will be the early hours where the bowling will be at its minimal and the hall will be a lot quieter but me and Richard are determined to go to the end.”