1. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to celebrate the start of the NatWest T20 Blast competition by doing something a bit special last week.
2. The cricket board commissioned Sent Into Space to send a cricket ball out of this world.
3. The ball was propelled into the upper stratosphere using a metrological balloon.
4. It lifted off from Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham and was later retrieved in Newbury, Berkshire.
It reached an altitude of 110,000ft, at temperatures around -54C.