Riverside Ground could be the first in the world to see a cricket
ball bowled at 100 miles per hour.
The opportunity comes on Saturday June 16th next year
when the two current fastest bowlers in the world face each other
in a One-Day International. Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan and Brett
Lee of Australia have a real chance of breaking the record on the
fastest pitch in England.
for the match, which is a repeat of last years World Cup Final are
now on sale to the general public. To mark the build-up to one of
the most exciting contests to be staged in the North East Durham
showed pupils at Fyndoune School just what it's like to face a cricket
ball travelling at 100 mph.
club set up its own high speed bowling machine and Durham fast bowler
Neil Killeen together with Cricket Development Officer John Windows
took a coaching session.
are priced at £25 for adults and just £5 for the Under 16's. They
are available from Ticketmaster on 0191 401 8888 the Club on 0191
387 1717 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)
worlds fastest delivery: Jeff Thomson, 99.7mph December 1975