Globe-trotting sports duo set to visit Marbles Championships

Rob Bryers with a couple of sports fans SUS-160323-144836001
Rob Bryers with a couple of sports fans SUS-160323-144836001

The annual World Marbles Championship in Crawley this Easter will have a couple of guests who are on a unique mission across the globe.

Kieren “Beefy” Blake (an Aussie born in Wales) and Rob Bryers (from New Zealand) are taking part in a mission to watch 365 sports in 365 days, including some of the most obscure events, as well as the most prestigious world championships.

So, naturally Tinsley Green on Good Friday (March 25) forms part of their programme of events.

Since they started back in October last year, they have been part of a 110,000 crowd watching the Melbourne Cup, one of Australia’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse races, while there were less than a dozen people watching a seehpdog trial.

Not everything has gone to plan as cancelled or delayed flights have hampered arrangements.

But their appearance at the Marbles tournament means they will be able to notch up their 151st sport.

Then its off to Scunthorpe for Autograss and Sheffield for Boxing, with some Egg Jarping and Coal Carrying before they fly to the USA.

The guys are due back in Sussex in May for some Stoolball.

Before the end of the year there should be some Shin Kicking in Glucester, Bat and Trap in Kent, Water Jousting in France, Rodeo in Canada, Chainsaw Racing in the USA and Lingerie Football in Brazil, to name but a few events.

So faced with those sport, Marbles will be quite mainstream.

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