Howzat for a world record?

WESTBURY'S  cricket stumps could be  in line for Guinness World Records fame.

The six-metre tall stumps will be featured in an upcoming edition of Five Mile Press's  Big Aussie Icons  - an entry that pricked the interest of the Meander Valley Council.

Mayor Craig Perkins said the council nominated the stumps for the record book  in December and is waiting to hear the verdict.

``The wickets came about as a result of a community workshop with Westbury Working Together on creating something iconic for Westbury,'' Cr Perkins said.

``There's a fair whack of cricket history in Westbury, it's for that very reason they were built in 2009.''

The town still performs strongly in the sport and saw its aligned team win last month's Aussie 15s competition.

The stumps are a major drawcard for the town, according to Westbury Cricket Club's Michael and Gale Claxton.

``I'll be out here during the week working on the wicket and there can be up to 10 cars a day stopping by them,'' Mr Claxton said.

``People will get out and have their photo with them, play their shots - I'll sometimes shout `Howzat!' ''

Cr Perkins said it was a timely nomination for the stumps, given Australia's recent Ashes win victory against England.

``I'm sure if we put those wickets behind the Australian batsman, the Poms still couldn't hit them,'' he jested.

Cr Perkins said assessments for the book could take up to 12 weeks.

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