Danish cricket's attempt to hit new record
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 6:34 PM
Danish junior cricketers
It took 61 fields and 764 school children to attempt to reach the Danish record.
The municipality of Viborg, in the northern part of Denmark, had invited all fifth-graders from the local schools to a day with sports. During the day the juniors could choose to play three of 16 different sports, cricket included. Finally, all juniors took part in the Danish record attempt, which was the most people playing cricket at one time.
The Danish Cricket officers were helped by the club coaches and local players, who helped to teach the children the art of batting.
Unfortunately it started raining just before the record attempt; however the juniors braved the downpour. At 1pm all 764 children in 122 teams lined up on the fields in surprisingly short time and the 61 matches began.
While the weather might have done its best to spoil the fun, everyone had a great time. Danish Cricket hopes that the event will attract more youngsters to the local cricket clubs.