A Cricket team bowled out for 0

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It is unusual that a team is bowled out for 0, even if it was just in an ECB county 6-A-side indoor championships match. But that is exactly what happened to Bapchild Cricket Club, where all out for mere ‘0’ off just 20 balls against Christ Church University in Canterbury, Kent, UK.

The pitch was not a difficult surface to bat on. After all, Christ Church, who batted first scored 120 runs but unfortunately, none of the BCC batsmen could get off the mark.

The bowlers did the damage early in the piece as Mcwhinnie took a hat-trick and finished with figures of 2-2-0-3 and Semmens, who also finished with 3 wickets but in just 8 balls.

Zero all out

The record for the lowest score was set by Somerset club Langport, who were bowled out for 0 in 1913.Speaking to the Crawley Observer, Christ Church player Mike Rose said:

“We could not believe it, all they needed to do was hit a wall to get one run.”

Christ Church University went on to win the tournament and were crowned the Pharon League champions.

Spinner Rose said:

“We all couldn’t really believe it to be honest, bowling a team out for 0, especially indoors. I think I was the only fielder to touch the ball off the bat! I think it’s the first time it’s happened in the history of Kent league and maybe even indoor cricket.”

Just 2 years ago, Wirral Cricket Club were bowled out for 3 in a Cheshire League Division 3 fixture. However, in first-class cricket, 6 is the lowest team total, recorded by “The B’s” against English team at the old Lord’s ground in 1810. In Tests, New Zealand’s 26 against England in 1955 is the lowest team score.

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