Former Salesbury Cricket Club Captain Jason Rawson will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “Longest Bowling Approach” this Saturday at the club’s Ribchester Road ground.
As part of a fundraising run from Blackpool of more than marathon length (27.3 miles), Jason will collect the match ball and start his bowling approach in Clayton le Dale. After a 1.6 mile uphill run up, he will then bowl the first delivery of a pre-season practice match at Salesbury Cricket Ground, which will mark the start of a landmark season for the club (2010 will be the first season in Salesbury CC’s 104 year history that they will play in the Ribblesdale League’s top division).
The world record attempt, which is being sponsored by the Capita Symonds Blackburn office, will see Jason raising money to help club funds in Salesbury CC’s first season in the Ribblesdale Senior League. The club has made great strides (ho ho) over recent years in developing the junior section and improving the facilities at their Ribchester Road ground – surely one of the prettiest in Lancashire.
Jason said “I had planned for a while to help do my bit to raise some funds for the club by running from Squires Gate. When it was mentioned that it could be a Guinness World Record™ attempt it really captured the imagination of the club’s members who were already excited at the prospect of Senior League Cricket this season. With the help of Capita we have managed to Fast Track our application for our record attempt so that I can complete the run with sufficient time to recuperate before the start of the season. I just hope that I can make it up the final hill and that I don’t deliver a ‘no-ball’!”
Anyone wishing to help Jason on his way with sponsorship should contact Andrew Green via email@example.com