Video: Sussex cricketers break Guinness World Record for longest indoor cricket match

The two teams. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

The two teams. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

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Four Sussex cricketers are now Guinness World Record holders.

Marcus Campopiano (Cuckfield), Matt Blandford (Crawley), Adam Neill (Robertsbridge) and Regan Derham (who plays for East Grinstead) were all part of the 16 man squad who broke the record.

The game lasted a whopping 30 hours 39 minutes 27 seconds.

Campopiano and Blandford were opposing skippers for the attempt.

Blandford said: ““I am over the moon that we have done it. It’s only just sunk in, but the fact that we have managed to pull this off is amazing. I am so proud of all the boys who played and am so thankful to all that helped out.

“Obviously a huge thanks goes to our sponsors; Eskimo, Nature Valley, Captiv8, Brilens, without whom we couldn’t have done this. When we came up with this idea, I never thought it’d actually happen, the fact we have done this is amazing and I am so happy we have.”

The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

Tom Phillippe and Inderpal Nandra both managed to score a 100 inside their 4 overs of batting time. Matt Blandford took the first hat trick.

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Matt Blandford batting. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

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Captains Marcus Campopiano and Matt Blandford shake hands. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

Captains Marcus Campopiano and Matt Blandford shake hands. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

Marcus Campopian batting. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

Marcus Campopian batting. The University of Portsmouth cricket team breaking the World Record for the longest indoor cricket match. Picture by Joe Beavis

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