The Kingfisher Drone World Cup comes to England…

By Adam Tanous Thursday 16th May, 2019

Fancy yourself as a safe pair of hands in the field? Plucked a few out of the sky when the pressure’s been on? Then this epic Kingfisher competition we’ve just been sent, could be the one for you.

The Cricket World Cup gets underway in just three weeks and then there’s the small matter of the Ashes. It’s going to be one of the greatest summers of cricket ever and now Kingfisher have added to the excitement by throwing in a world record attempt.

The Indian Beer brand are launching their Kingfisher Drone Catch World Cup and looking for 10 avid cricket fans to get involved and attempt to break the world record for catching a cricket ball from a drone.

What’s the record then? Well it’s currently 80m set by Australian Women’s wicket keeper Alyssa Healy. To give some context, that’s roughly the height of a twenty storey building!

To get involved, you need to fire off an email to dronecatch@kingfisherbeer.co.uk and give them your best 50 word pitch as to why you should be chosen to take part. You’ll also be asked which World Cup country you wish to represent.

If you’re lucky enough to be chosen, whether you break the world record or not, you’ll bag yourself a case of Kingfisher Beer and a personalised cricket shirt. The competition winner will be able to enjoy a day at the Gray-Nicholls factory in East Sussex where they’ll have a bespoke bat hand-crafted for them, the same team of craftsmen who have made bats for the likes of Alistair Cook.

The Drone Catch World Cup record attempt will take place at Wormsley Cricket Ground in High Wycombe, on Monday 8th July. Good luck to all those who enter!

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