A club in Salfords is aiming to enter the record books this Saturday by playing the longest-distance darts match.

The Salfords Club in Mead Avenue has arranged to play a team competition against the Clare Castle Hotel in Kapunda, Australia.

Salfords team member Bernie Lower, who played for the Clare Castle on a trip down under, will be playing against his brother who is in the southern Australian town.

The world record will hinge on the sides overcoming the thousands of miles' distance between them, as well as the time difference.

Salfords Club chairman Kelvin Buckmaster said the teams will be playing simultaneously and watching each others' progress on the darts board by way of a webcast computer link-up with big screens.

He said: “It's something Bernie and his brother thought of months ago and they've just really been fighting the mechanics of it.

“We believe we've got it sorted out.”

The Clare Castle, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, will be raising money for a burns unit in its local hospital, while the Salfords Club team will be raising money for the baby unit at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.

Both teams will add their collections together and then split the total between the hospitals.

The Salfords Club will be open from 9am and running a team knock-out contest from 9.30am, until the main event which will start at noon – 9pm in Kapunda.

The event is expected to run until about 6pm with all local darts teams welcome to join in the knock-out competition. Details on 01293 430064 after 7pm, or on 07979 485218.