World Record confirmation for Dave

Dave Newman.
Dave Newman.

Owzat? Boston Cricket Club’s Dave Newman has recieved official confirmation that he is a World Record holder.

Last year the 35-year-old teamed up with Richard Wells to bat non-stop for more than 48 hours - raising £14,650 for Brain Tumour Research.

End of Dave Newman and Richard Wells' 48 hour world record cricket net at Northgate Sports Hall, Sleaford. ENGEMN00120140402111318

End of Dave Newman and Richard Wells' 48 hour world record cricket net at Northgate Sports Hall, Sleaford. ENGEMN00120140402111318

Ex-England cricketer Matthew Hoggard bowled the first ball of the challenge, which took place at Sleaford’s Northgate Sports Centre.

Dave and Richard were inspired to take on the challenge by friend Wayne Chessum, of Billingborough, who has been treated for two brain tumours.

The challenge took place while both played for Billingborough CC, but Dave has since switched to the Mayflower.

Dave has now received official confirmation of his achievement courtesy of a certificate from Guinness World Records.

Dave said he planned to have the certificate framed alongside another he has received from Brain Tumour Research.

The previous record had stood at 26 hours.

Pictured are Dave (right) and with Richard celebrating their world batting record last year.