A cricket team in England were bowled out for 0 in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championships match.
Christ Church University got 120-1 from their allotted overs in Canterbury, but no batsman from Bapchild Cricket Club got off the mark as they were bowled out without troubling the scorers.
No you haven’t read that wrong. We have just bowled Bapchild out for 0. Fraser and Phil with 0-3 each. CCCU win by 120 runs.
— CCSU Cricket (@CCSUCricket) February 7, 2016
‘We couldn’t believe it, all they needed to do was hit a wall to get one run,’ Christ Church player Mike Rose told local media.
While this was only a six-a-side game, it has happened very rarely in any other format. Somerset-based club Langport set the record for the lowest score when they were dismissed for zero in 1913.
Wirral CC were bowled out for three in a Cheshire League Division Three fixture in 2014, and Kent village team Saltwood CC scored 216 before bowling Martin Walters out for zero in 8.2 overs during a match in 1964.
In first-class cricket, the lowest score ever made is six – by “The B’s” against England at the old Lord’s ground in 1810 – while New Zealand’s 26 against England in 1955 remains the lowest total scored in a Test match.