Largest cricket lesson: world record set by Chance to Shine (VIDEO)
LONDON, UK -- 580 school children from Chance to Shine schools, in partnership with MCC, broke a Guinness World Record for the largest cricket lesson (single venue) at Lord's, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: MCC & Chance to Shine broke a Guiness World Record for the largest cricket lesson ever! Photo: Lord's (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest marathon playing cricket is 150 hr 14 min and was achieved by Loughborough University Staff Cricket Club (UK) at Loughborough College Rubber Crumb in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK, from 24 to 30 June 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest marathon playing indoor cricket; it is 25 hr 59 min and was achieved by the Tigers Indoor Cricket Team Benoni South Africa (South Africa) in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, on 20-21 September 2014.
580 school children from Chance to Shine schools helped to beat the Cricket Australia's Record of running a cricket lesson for 488 children at the Sydney Cricket Ground last December.
The cricket lesson was led by former England captain Charlotte Edwards with assistance from a team of qualified cricket coaches as well as former England bowler Isa Guha.
Charlotte Edwards, a long-time Chance to Shine ambassador said: "It was brilliant to see so many young people having the opportunity to play and learn through cricket and beating the Guinness World Record set by the Aussies at the Home of Cricket was the icing on the cake!"
MCC's partnership with the Cricket Foundation and their Chance to Shine campaign to reintroduce cricket into state schools in the UK began in 2009.
Since then tens of thousands of children in Chance to Shine schools across England and Wales have been introduced to the key MCC Spirit of Cricket messages enshrined in the Laws of the game.
The partnership is part of the wider MCC Spirit of Cricket initiative to encourage children to play hard and play fair with Chance to Shine helping to inspire young people learn and guide them through key life skills.