Guinness World Record Attempt @ The Cricket Asylum, Top Floor, Asquith Bottom Mill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3BT
“Most stumps hit with cricket balls in 1 hour by a team”
· The task is for a team of eleven to hit the stumps as many times as possible, via legal deliveries, in an hour. The team that records the highest total will set the world record! See below for full details of the rules · There are 28 chances for teams to set the maiden Guinness World Record in this field · Slots are available between 10am and 5pm and can be booked for a minimum of £100 sponsorship. · All participants receive a t-shirt and Opening Up Cricket goodie bag · All monies are split between the Opening Up Cricket campaign (who will send half to our partner charity C.A.L.M) and The Cricket Asylum Foundation
Guinness World Records Official Definition & Rules
Record definition · This record is for the most stumps hit with cricket balls in 1 hour by a team. · This record is to be attempted by a team of 11 people. · This record is measured by the number of stumps hit. · For the purpose of this record a stump is considered successfully hit when one or both bails topple from the base stumps once a cricket ball has struck them.
Rules for Most stumps hit with cricket balls in 1 hour by a team 1. Only commercially available, competition cricket balls and stumps sanctioned by the International Cricket Board (ICB) can be used for the attempt. 2. An unlimited number of balls can be used for this attempt. 3. For the purpose of this record each person in the team can bowl a maximum of 6 balls in a row. 4. Each set of stumps used must be set up in a line. Stumps must have two bails positioned on the top. 5. A specialist witness e.g. a cricket umpire must confirm the set up of the stumps meets ICB match regulations they must also confirm each bowl is of a legal standard within the rules of the sport. Details of the specialist witness' qualifications must be submitted with the claim. 6. The challenger must be at least 20.11 meters (66 ft) away from the stumps when bowling towards them. This distance must be clearly marked by a line on the ground parallel to the line of stumps. The line must extend far enough so that all stumps are behind this line. 7. If any of the challengers feet step over this line at any point during a bowl, then the bowl for which this occurs is void. 8. The stumps must be hit using a legal bowl of a cricket ball - as confirmed by the specialist witness. 9. Stumps are considered successfully hit when one or both bails fall from the top. 10. The balls must be thrown by the sole power of the participant, no artificial aids can be used to launch the cricket balls. 11. Only cricket balls that have successfully hit a set of stumps during the 1 hour period will count towards the final total for the record. 12. A logbook must be kept with the number of bowls per team member and the result of the throw.
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