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Cricketer Karl takes on 15-hour batting challenge

by Gemma Melling

We all know cricketers have to have stamina for the long game – but one local sportsman is planning to push it to the limits as he attempts a 15-hour batting challenge this Friday.

Karl Allen, who is Club Captain for Earlestown Cricket Club, will be taking up his place at the crease for the marathon session from 6am on Friday, 17 June, and won’t be ending his innings until 9pm that evening.

It is all in the hope of raising funds to support his cricket club, as well as the local foodbank, and Karl is hoping to get as many sponsors as possible.

Earlestown Cricket Club

Karl Allen (centre) is Club Captain of Earlestown Cricket Club.

Show your support for Karl

You can come along and support Karl at anytime on Friday – you’ll find Earlestown Cricket Club at 210 Earle Street, Earlestown, WA12 9NU.

Budding Jimmy Andersons might even get a chance to bowl a ball or two his way… but we don’t know yet whether the day will end in a Super Over!

Donations for the food bank are also welcome, with a collection being made throughout the day.

And you can also sponsor Karl online –visit his Go Fund Me page now.


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