Shameful All-out Cricket Innings

Scorecards: From Cricinfo and The Guardian.
Nowadays in Cricket we rarely see any team scoring under 50 runs even in Division three or division four cricket. But sadly and embarrassingly English third Division cricket club Wirral’s first XI were all out in 3 runs against Haslington.
Haslington scored 108 runs batting first. But Wirral’s first 10 batsmen were out without scoring in another word the first 10 batsman achieved a duck. But the Number 11 batsman C Hobson scored a single and 2 runs came from leg byes.

Shameful All-out Cricket Innings

After six overs Wirral club were 0 for 8 wickets before those two leg byes and the only run that came from the bat of Connor Hudson, the typical number-11 batsman who was the only run scorer for his team.
Haslington didn’t have to use more than two bowlers. Ben Istead of Haslington took six wickets and had given the only run to Connor Hudson. His partner Tom Gledhill took 4 wickets without giving any runs in 4.2 overs.
After this match Wirral Club tweeted the following:
‘1st XI lost by 105 runs today… Sadly the opposition only scored 108!’
They also requested former English crickets like Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Phil Tufnell and David Lloyd for some coaching using the #weneedit hashtag in social media.
Wirral player told BBC about his experience of this terrible match from the Wirral’s point of view. Matt Garret who was the Number-9 batsman of his team told the following:
‘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.’
But this is not the world record. It may sound unbelievable but Somerset Club Langport were all out against Glastonbury in 0 runs! All of the Langport batsmen were out scoring a duck after Glastonbury scored 80 runs batting first. This incident took part in a Monday of 1913. An opener of Glastonbury namely A Lisk’s all round performance did the damage. He took 7 wickets of the opponents.
A local newspaper covered this match report then and they said that the batting of Langport “ ‘caused quite an amusing sensation’ among the spectators”. A cutting of that newspaper also tells us the score card of the match. The score card is:

Scorecard-
( Name, how a batsman was out, score that the batsman did)
Glastonbury: CAH Baily b Cozens 34;
A Lisk c Knight b Lang 6;
GJ Ingram run out 1;
B Giblett hit wkt b Cozens 8;
HS Baily not out 9;
H Baily b Cozens 0;
W Davis b Lang 10;
A Lukins run out 4;
G Edwards lbw b Cozens 0;
J Pompey run out 4;
T Wickham b Cozens 1;
Extras 3, Total 80
Langport: C J Manley lbw b Lisk 0;
FJ Pittard b Lisk 0;
J Lang lbw b Lisk 0;
A Knight c Lukins b Lisk 0;
WE Brister b C Baily 0;
HE Cozens b Lisk 0;
HG Stigings lbw b Lisk 0;
HB Hamm b C Baily 0;
L Parker b C Baily 0;
H Weaver not out 0;
F Burningham b Lisk 0;
Extras 0, Total 0
Sadly as in 1913 there was no Internet or social media so the match didn’t get much publicity. An archivist of the Langport decided that the club should get some kind of “Recognition” for their score 98 years after the match took part.
He said, “The scorecard from the day has been in the clubhouse for years and we thought it was about time it was recognised by Wisden [Cricketers’ Almanack] or Guinness World Records.
I started playing for the club in 1965 and there’s never been anything like that since then. I think the lowest score was 18 but the conditions that day were appalling for batsmen. How can a team be out for zero? We don’t know the weather or conditions that day but it beggars belief the team didn’t even score an extra.”

Yorkshire team- Goldsborough 2nd XI also got somewhat publicity when their batsmen failed score a single run. However Goldsborough were lucky enough to make 5 runs out of extras- Wides, No Balls or Byes.
A team from Midland named Shepstone was all out in 4 runs and all those 4 runs were from extras too.
The record of the lowest run in First Class cricket is 6 runs made by ‘The B’s’ against England at the old Lord’s ground in 1810. The record of lowest runs in test cricket is made by New Zealand against England in 1955 which was 26 runs.

Scorecard
New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Sutcliffe b Wardle 11 47 33 0 0 33.33
JG Leggat c Hutton b Tyson 1 8 3 0 0 33.33
MB Poore b Tyson 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
JR Reid b Statham 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
SN McGregor c May b Appleyard 1 31 23 0 0 4.34
GO Rabone* lbw b Statham 7 53 46 0 0 15.21
HB Cave c Graveney b Appleyard 5 17 19 1 0 26.31
AR MacGibbon lbw b Appleyard 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
IA Colquhoun† c Graveney b Appleyard 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AM Moir not out 0 14 17 0 0 0.00
JA Hayes b Statham 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras 0
Total (all out; 27 overs) 26 (0.96 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-6 (Leggat, 1.5 ov), 2-8 (Poore, 3.6 ov), 3-9 (Reid, 6.4 ov), 4-14 (Sutcliffe, 10.3 ov), 5-14 (McGregor, 12.6 ov), 6-22 (Cave, 19.6 ov), 7-22 (MacGibbon, 21.2 ov), 8-22 (Colquhoun, 21.3 ov), 9-26 (Rabone, 26.4 ov), 10-26 (Hayes, 26.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
FH Tyson 7 2 10 2 1.42
JB Statham 9 3 9 3 1.00
JH Wardle 5 5 0 1 0.00
R Appleyard 6 3 7 4 1.16
Match details
Toss New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series England won the 2-match series 2-0
Umpires JC Harris and JM McLellan
Close of play
Fri, 25 Mar – day 1 – New Zealand 1st innings 199/8 (SN McGregor 15*)
Sat, 26 Mar – day 2 – England 1st innings 148/4 (L Hutton 19*, TE Bailey 13*)
Sun, 27 Mar – rest day
Mon, 28 Mar – day 3 – New Zealand 2nd innings 26 (27 ov) – end of match
Match notes
• General
• Moir prevented an Appleyard hat-trick in both innings

But interestingly enough, we see that in T20 cricket where the batsmen have to try hitting every ball, the lowest score is way better than these. Netherlands scored 39 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014 T20 world cup in Bangladesh. Yeah, the same Netherlands team has beaten Ireland in the match before that one by chasing 190 runs in only 14 overs to qualify for the World Cup second round. And the same Netherlands squad almost beaten South Africa and New Zealand in their matches after being all out in 39. And in their last 2nd round match against England, They restricted England under 100 runs and won the match! Moreover batsmen of that squad had records of hitting most 4’s and 6’s in that world cup and the Dutch bowlers also leaded the leading wicket takers list as well as Leading run scorer list until Virat Kohli became the leading run scorer. Still the 2nd and 3rd most run scorer were Dutch.
Scorecard
Netherlands innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
SJ Myburgh c Malinga b Kulasekara 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
MR Swart c †Sangakkara b Mathews 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
W Barresi† c Chandimal b Mathews 1 6 4 0 0 25.00
TLW Cooper lbw b Mendis 16 37 18 2 0 88.88
PW Borren* lbw b Mathews 0 14 7 0 0 0.00
BN Cooper run out (NLTC Perera) 8 13 10 1 0 80.00
Mudassar Bukhari b Malinga 4 15 8 0 0 50.00
LV van Beek b Malinga 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
PM Seelaar c Mathews b Mendis 3 4 3 0 0 100.00
T van der Gugten not out 0 3 0 0 0 –
MAA Jamil lbw b Mendis 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6) 6
Total (all out; 10.3 overs) 39 (3.71 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Myburgh, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (Swart, 1.4 ov), 3-1 (Barresi, 1.5 ov), 4-9 (Borren, 3.6 ov), 5-25 (BN Cooper, 6.5 ov), 6-33 (TLW Cooper, 8.2 ov), 7-36 (van Beek, 9.3 ov), 8-39 (Mudassar Bukhari, 9.6 ov), 9-39 (Seelaar, 10.1 ov), 10-39 (Jamil, 10.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KMDN Kulasekara 2 2 0 1 0.00
AD Mathews 4 0 16 3 4.00
SL Malinga 2 0 5 2 2.50
BAW Mendis 2.3 0 12 3 4.80
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Player of the match AD Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Umpires PR Reiffel (Australia) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire S Ravi (India)
Match referee J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match notes
• Netherlands innings
• Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 15 runs, 4 wickets)
• Floodlight Failure: Netherlands – 1/3 in 1.5 overs (TLW Cooper 0)
• Innings Break: Netherlands – 39/10 in 10.3 overs (T van der Gugten 0)
• Sri Lanka innings
• Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory)
The Lowest ODI total made by a team is 35 that Zimbabwe made against Sri Lanka in Harare on 25th April, 2004. Here is the scorecard:
Scorecard
Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
S Matsikenyeri run out (Herath) 4 14 12 1 0 33.33
BRM Taylor c Dilshan b Vaas 4 38 24 1 0 16.66
DD Ebrahim c †Sangakkara b Fernando 7 14 10 1 0 70.00
T Taibu*† lbw b Fernando 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
E Chigumbura b Vaas 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
A Maregwede b Vaas 2 25 14 0 0 14.28
V Sibanda c Dilshan b Maharoof 4 24 15 0 0 26.66
ML Nkala not out 3 28 8 0 0 37.50
P Utseya lbw b Vaas 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
DT Hondo c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 4 12 15 0 0 26.66
T Panyangara c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
Total (all out; 18 overs; 89 mins) 35 (1.94 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-5 (Matsikenyeri, 3.2 ov), 2-18 (Ebrahim, 7.3 ov), 3-18 (Taibu, 7.4 ov), 4-18 (Taylor, 8.1 ov), 5-19 (Chigumbura, 8.4 ov), 6-27 (Maregwede, 12.3 ov), 7-27 (Sibanda, 13.4 ov), 8-28 (Utseya, 14.4 ov), 9-35 (Hondo, 17.4 ov), 10-35 (Panyangara, 17.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WPUJC Vaas 9 4 11 4 1.22 (1w)
CRD Fernando 6 2 18 2 3.00 (3w)
MF Maharoof 3 1 3 3 1.00
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to field.
ODI debuts HMRKB Herath and MF Maharoof (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match WPUJC Vaas (Sri Lanka)
Umpires DJ Harper (Australia) and ID Robinson
TV umpire KC Barbour
Match referee MJ Procter (South Africa)
Match notes
• Zimbabwe posted the lowest ever score in a One Day International the previous was 36 by Canada against Sri Lanka at Paarl in 2002/03 (World Cup)