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A Cricket Ball Has Been Sent To The Edge Of Space

Because cricket.

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It lifted off from Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham and was later retrieved in Newbury, Berkshire.

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It reached an altitude of 110,000ft, at temperatures around -54C.

David Collier, chief executive of the ECB, said: “Ahead of the launch of the NatWest T20 Blast season, we wanted to do something that would reflect the competition’s exciting brand of cricket and vibrant in-ground atmosphere."

"By sending a cricket ball to the edge of space, we’ve come up with an innovative idea which vividly illustrates our own plans to make this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast competition a truly memorable experience for cricket fans everywhere."

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