King’s Lynn pair aim for tenpin record

Two tenpin bowlers will start a world record attempt tonight which will see them rack up thousands of strikes.

Reece Caldwell and Stephen Ridley, both from King's Lynn, have been practising hard for their record attempt to bowl non-stop for more than six days.

The current tenpin bowling endurance record stands at 120 hours but the tenpin bowlers are hoping not only to beat that record but to add on another 30 hours.

The record attempt will take place at Strikes, in Lynn, which has supported the bowlers by letting them practise on their lanes.

Mr Caldwell, who bowls in a Tuesday night doubles league, and landscape gardener Mr Ridley will be cheered on during their challenge by family and friends.

They have contacted the Guinness World Records book compilers, who are aware that the attempt will go ahead from 6pm tonight.

The pair are also hoping to raise �10,000 for cancer patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn.