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09/12/2013 09:54 GMT | Updated 09/12/2013 09:55 GMT

World's First Underground Cricket Match Held In Cumbria (VIDEO)

Disheartened by England's Ashes surrender? Then savour the first ever underground cricket match, played in Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District.

Caldbeck and Threlkeld faced each other on a 600m (2,000ft) pitch inside the mine, with pieces of slate used as bails bails on a mesh mat wicket.

It was one of the more unusual methods to raise money for Threlkeld Cricket Club's flood-damaged ground, as Caldbeck Village claimed the victory.

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