Video: 3 for all out. Wirral goes viral
Have you ever seen batsmen collapse like a pack of cards? In this video article, you will see how did the batting team literally collapsed like thousands of years old building. As the opener took the guard; bowlers bowled his first ball collapse started and continue before it ended. And no runs scored in between.
In 2014, North West England cricket club Wirral all out in the Cheshire League match against Haslington. The cricket team were humiliated after putting only three runs on the board.
Then Wirral Cricket Club batsmen were out for ducks, only the number 11 troubled the scorers, with the runs coming from two leg byes.
The Wirral could win the match, but they failed short of 109 runs in the Cheshire League Division Three fixture.
However, please don’t feel embarrassed for this result. Because it was not the world’s lowest ever total in any form of cricket. In 1913, the Somerset club Langport were dismissed for zero against Glastonbury.
The lowest score in first-class cricket is six, scored by “The B’s” against England at the old Lord’s ground in 1810. And the lowest total in a Test match is 26, posted by New Zealand against England in 1955.
However, back to Wirral. At one point of the match, they were 0 for 8 after six overs before the pair of extras and Connor Hobson-who finished one not out – dragged the innings out until the 10th over.
Haslington allowed only two bowlers to toil hard. Ben Instead picked up six wickets in his five overs conceding the solitary run while new ball partner Tom Gledhill returned a rather economical 4-0 from 4.2 overs.
BCC failed to ignore this match asked one of the players of Wirral Matt Garrett, who came in at number nine with the score at 0-7, the reason of their batting collapsed. Garrett told BBC Radio 5 live Weekend Breakfast: “It all happened in a bit of a blur really.
Discussing Wirral’s collapse, Matt Garrett, who came in at number nine with the score at 0-7, told BBC Radio 5 live Weekend Breakfast: “It all happened in a bit of a blur really.
“I think I headed into the changing rooms to get my pads on when we were three down and got out to the middle just in time to take my guard when the seventh wicket fell.
“The reaction in the back of your mind is, ‘I think we can still do this’ but, two balls later when you’re following all your team-mates back to the clubhouse, you think perhaps it’s not your day.”
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