A cricket record you will never forget



London – Wirral Cricket Club’s first XI were confident they would won the match against Haslington after restricting their opponents to 108.

But within eight balls, they lost their opening batsmen Ray Peel and captain Peter Clewes.

In an innings that lasted for only 56 balls, the first 10 Wirral batsmen were out for a duck with only the last man in troubling the scorers with one run – the other two were leg byes.

So this team posted one of the worst ever scores in the history of cricket – after being bowled out for just three runs.

Haslington used only two bowlers. Ben Istead took six wickets in his five overs while conceding the solitary run, while new ball partner Tom Gledhill returned a rather economical 0-4 from 4.2 overs.

While an embarrassing loss, it was not a world record lowest score – Somerset club Langport were dismissed for zero against Glastonbury in a 1913 match.

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