9. 10 ducks and total team score of 3
This strange scorecard happened in a T20 game in the Cheshire League Third Division. It was a match between Haslington and Wirral Cricket Club. Haslington batted first, scored 108 runs and set up a target of 109.
In reply, the first 10 batsmen on Wirral CC got out for a duck. Only the No. 11 batsmen scored 1 and courtesy of 2 leg byes, the team managed to score just 3 runs. Istead and Gledhill picked up 6 and 4 wickets respectively.
Despite the disastrous loss, Wirral CC saw the funny side of it. They went to Twitter and called out for some coaching tips from former English cricketers. They tagged Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff and David Lloyd. They also captioned the post with a hashtag ” We Need It”.
10. Gavaskar’s 36 off 174 and India’s strange batting
It was the first game in the history of World Cup cricket, when England and India met at Lord’s. The hosts got to a great start as they scored 334/4 from 60 overs. Dennis Amiss scored a century for his team.
The target was pretty out of reach by the standards of those days. Still many thought that the Indians would try at least. However the Indian batsmen went into all-out defensive mode. They scored 132/3 in their quota of 60 overs.
The strangest thing in the scorecard was the score of Sunil Gavaskar in the scorecard. He made just 36 runs even after facing 174 deliveries. Along with Brijesh Patel, Gavaskar batted for more than 20 overs. Both of them saw out the game without losing further wickets.