Spectacular collective failure: English club cricket team bowled out for zero in 20 balls

London: Anyone who has played any sport in some capacity knows bad days happen. In a team sport, if you have a bad day, you hope someone else in the team would pick up the slack.

A cricket team in England found out otherwise. In a spectacular case of collective failure, the team was bowled out for zero in just 20 balls in a county six-a-side indoor championships match.

The rare result came during the Kent regional finals of the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) national six-a-side championship when the Bapchild Cricket Club failed to trouble the scorers in an indoor game against Christ Church University in Canterbury.

The team lost the game by 120 runs.

Christ Church spinner Mike Rose was quoted as saying by 'Crawley Observer' newspaper: "We all couldn't really believe it to be honest, bowling a team out for 0, especially indoors.

"I think I was the only fielder to touch the ball off the bat!"

Somerset 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 -- though they had 11 players and were 0-8 at one stage.

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.

With PTI inputs

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Updated Date: Feb 13, 2016 16:42:42 IST

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