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July 27, 2006

Rubber Duck Crying” A red-faced village cricket team have blamed a ‘dodgy wicket’ after 10 of their batsmen were out for a duck and the last man was left stranded on nought.

Goldsborough 2nds went into bat against table-topping Dishforth in North Yorkshire’s Nidderdale Amateur League knowing they would be in for a tough game.

But they expected at least one of their batsmen to trouble the scorers.

Goldsborough did escape the ignominy of finishing their innings on zero, thanks to five extras from the generous Dishforth bowlers, who removed their opponents inside 12 overs.

They were also spared the title of English cricket’s worst-ever side, thanks to Midlands team Shepstone, who were all out for four extras in 1931. “

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/5216466.stm


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  1. July 27, 2006 2:38 pm

    Cricket is something I understand absolutely nothing about. Listening to cricket comments in the BBC is like they suddenly changed into another language. And apparently in an effort to make the game better understandable, both teams wear white shirts. 😉

  2. July 27, 2006 7:03 pm

    I read about this on my cricket forum and couldn’t believe it so I posted it on the blog only to come and visit here to find it too. I think Goldsborough 2nds will become rather famous this year. I wonder how big the crowd will be for the next game !

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