Ahead of the first Victoria Bitter One Day International match between Australia and New Zealand on 4 December, Cricket Australia hosted the world’s Largest cricket lesson.
An impressive total of 488 people consisting primarily of local school kids were led in the class by Aussie team coach Darren Lehmann and Australian Test cricketer Peter Siddle.
Pro cricketers Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Hilton Cartwright, Mitch Marsh and Meg Lanning were also on hand to share their expertise during the 30 minute lesson.
The attempt took place at the Sydney Cricket Ground and attracted almost double the 250 participants needed in order to set the record.
Coach Darren Lehmann was thrilled with the success of the supersize lesson, commenting: “It was a lot of fun out on the SCG today leading this giant MILO in2CRICKET lesson and it was certainly the most cricketers I’ve ever coached at one time. To help set a new world record is great but it was just as exciting to see so many kids getting involved in our great sport.”
The event took place in partnership with Nestlé drinks brand MILO. Mark Mackaness, General Manager Dairy for Nestlé Australia said: “We are excited to be part of this Guinness World Records attempt. We hope this will encourage more kids to get involved in the game.”
After the event there were plenty of other activities for the children to get involved in, including watching some of the professional sportspeople entering Nickelodeon’s Slime Tank and get covered in green goo.