Red Rose men go extra mile

LCCC run the Sport Relief mile at their indoor cricket arena 'Pictured the winner on the day Oldham born LCCC cricketer Luke Procter''Bi Line greatly appreciated markwaugh.net

LCCC run the Sport Relief mile at their indoor cricket arena 'Pictured the winner on the day Oldham born LCCC cricketer Luke Procter''Bi Line greatly appreciated markwaugh.net

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LANCASHIRE County Cricket Club swapped their bats for darts, as the players battled the elements in a wicket-to-wicket mile relay with a twist at the Old Trafford cricket ground – it was all in the cause of Sport Relief.

Taking time out of their busy training schedule, the cricketers went the extra mile by taking on the mean feat of relaying an impressive 80 times from wicket to wicket.

Dressed in Sport Relief T-Shirts and socks, this was not an average training session.

Not content with doing things by halves, the team added extra pressure to their challenge by attempting to strike a bullseye on the team’s darts board after completing each leg.

Luke Procter was the clear winner with a three-dart score of 100.

Head coach Peter Moores said: “We can now proudly say that we have done our very own version of the Sport Relief Mile.

“The lads did really well to keep up the pace and there was some good banter between them too.

“I hope the boys have encouraged the people to do their bit and enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Manchester on March 25.”

With Paul Horton and Steven Croft taking on the final leg of the relay, the team spurred each other on to cruise to victory in a striking 5.32 seconds.

This year, more than one million people are expected to pull up their Sport Relief Socks and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise vital funds for vulnerable people across the United Kingdom and the world’s poorest countries.

As well as the Manchester Mile, there are other events over the North West.