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Marathon men head for record
10:27am Tuesday 26th June 2012 in League news
MARATHON cricketers Sankesh Waghray, Josh Stevenson, Mudasser Panchbhaya and Sabir Patel are on day three of their record-breaking match as they aim to complete 150 hours of continuous action.
The East Lancashire players are taking part in the marathon match in Loughborough to raise £5,000 for the Harley Staples Cancer Trust, a charity that builds holiday homes for children suffering with various forms of cancer.
The locals are part of a team of 24 playing in a loop with two sides of 11 competing against each other, with one substitute fielder allowed each. Each batting side will play an innings of four hours and then the teams swap over.
The players sleep when their own team is batting and the cycle will go on day and night until the 150 hours are achieved – and there have already been good and bad moments.
Panchbhaya managed the highs and lows – he was run out on the fourth ball of his first innings but then claimed his first century.
Batting between 10pm on Sunday and 2am on Monday, the East Lancashire opener hit 155.
To keep up to date with the event visit Cricket marathon.co.uk and you can also follow on Twitter @LufbraCricket, @MuddyP1987, @sankeshw or @joshstevenson95.
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