Howzat? Team bowled out for zero


Somerset club Langport set a world record for the lowest score in 1913

A cricket team was bowled out for 0 in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championships match.

No batsman from Bapchild Cricket Club was able to get off the mark against Christ Church University in Canterbury.

It is thought to be the first time in more than a century that a cricket team has failed to score any runs.

“We couldn’t believe it, all they needed to do was hit a wall to get one run,” Christ Church player Mike Rose told the Crawley Observer.

Christ Church tweeted the result to followers

In traditional cricket formats, Wirral CC were bowled out for three in a Cheshire League Division Three fixture in 2014 – though they had 11 players and were 0-8 at one stage.

The world record for the lowest score was set by Somerset club Langport, who were dismissed for zero against Glastonbury in a 1913 match.

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.

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