Briton bats for 26 hours in world record bid

Jul 17, 2013, 01:03 IST | AFP

A British graduate collapsed in a heap yesterday after batting for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London in a bid to break the world record.

Alby Shale, 22, from Oxfordshire in southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) on Monday and finally declared his innings at 8:45 am yesterday.

Alby Shale
Alby Shale bats at the Oval in London yesterday. PIC/AFP

The attempt was in aid of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation — a charity set up to create an international-standard cricket ground in the African country, where the game is emerging.

The previous batting record of 25 hours was set in October by Australian Jade Child. Shale is now waiting for Guinness World Records to go through the documentation and confirm his new landmark. 

Go to top