British graduate sets `26 hour straight` batting world record

Sydney: A British graduate made his way into the record books after batting for 26 hours straight at The Oval cricket ground, in an attempt to aid the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation to help cricket in the African country.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Alby Shale, 22, from Oxfordshire in Southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am on Monday and finally declared his innings at 8:45 am on Tuesday.

The report said that the previous batting record of 25 hours was set in October by Australian batsman Jade Child.

Shale faced around 200 bowlers in his spell at the crease and one of them was British Prime Minister David Cameron, who turned up to bowl a few deliveries, the report added.

When the young batsman finally collapsed into a heap at the final ball, everyone piled in on top of him, said a spokesman for the attempt.

The rules set down by Guinness World Records allowed only a five-minute break for every full hour completed, to refuel and go to the toilet, the report further said.