Cricket match racks up world record on synthetic pitch

A synthetic pitch helped cricketers to play through a huge storm to break the world record for the longest continuous game.

The non-stop match lasting 150 hours and 20 minutes took place last month on a Powerplay Instant Cricket System from Notts Sport. Loughborough University staff cricket club organised the event to raise funds for a cancer respite home.

Event organiser Chris Hughes said: "Hailstones bigger than golf balls fell. The ground staff were amazed at how well the surface coped with the extreme conditions."

The fundraising, which is on course to reach £15,000, saw the staff team win by 6,678 runs to 6,642 off a porous surface that allowed play to continue as the weather deteriorated.

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