We’ve all had days to forget in our grassroots cricketing careers – from both a personal and team point of view – but I bet you haven’t been involved in a game where one of the teams was bowled out for zero … A TEAM DUCK!
Headlines were made this week when Bapchild Cricket Club were bowled out for 0 in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championship match.
No Bapchild batsman was able to get off the mark against Christ Church University in Canterbury.
This is a format where you get one run just for hitting the wall about 15 yards away after piercing a ring field of four. Chin up, lads!
“We couldn’t believe it,” Christ Church player Mike Rose told the Crawley Observer.
Langport CC, a Somerset-based outfit, set the record for the lowest score when they were dismissed for zero in 1913.
In 2014, Wirral CC were bowled out for three in a Cheshire League Division Three fixture, making a “gutsy” recovery from 8 for 0.
In first-class cricket, the lowest score ever made is six, contributed by “The B’s” against England at the old Lord’s ground in 1810.
New Zealand own the Test match wooden spoon, scoring 26 against England in 1955.