Cricket ball throwing

In 1882 in Durham, England, Robert Percival set the world record of 128.63m (140yards 2feet) for throwing the cricket ball. 

  • In Switzerland the Throw-the-Cricket-Ball Competition is run under the auspices of the Swiss Cricket Association (SCA) and the Swiss Federation of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (sFOCUS)
  • Following registration, participants are entitled to two throws which can be made in any style
  • The two throws are taken in participant order in a preliminary or qualifying round, the top ten of which receive one further throw in a final round
  • Each throw is judged by the marshalls and match referee as a valid throw
  • Each throw is made with an approved SCA League Cricket Ball and each throw measured under the juristiction of sFOCUS officials
  • Two minutes is allowed for each throw.
Name Year Location Distance 
Andreas Roost 24.08.2002 Deutweg, Winterthur 69.92m
Lieuwe Lauffenburger 19.08.2001 Deutweg, Winterthur 87.57m (Swiss Record)
Roy Künzler 1997 Affoltern, Zurich 77.45m
Qais Hussain 1996 Affoltern, Zurich 71.87m
 

The World record is 128.63m (140yds 2ft), held by Robert Percival and was set in Durham, England in 1882 (Source: Wisden).

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