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Wirral bowled out for three

Wirral CC have hit the headlines after they were all out for just three against Haslington on Saturday, with 10 of their players getting ducks.

Haslington romped to a 105-run victory in the Cheshire League match but Wirral's total is not the lowest-score ever recorded, as Langport in Somerset were all out for 0 in 1913.

Wirral tweeted after the match: "1st XI lost by 105 runs today ... sadly the opposition only scored 108! #3allout".

Matt Garrett, one of the Wirral men to fall for nought, said: "It's been an incredible weekend, a bit of a whirlwind.

"I don't really know how you explain 10 ducks on a cricket scorecard. It is unprecedented.

"We started off quite well to restrict the other team to 108. We bowled and fielded well and were happy with our work.

"Over tea, we were quite confident of chasing the runs down but we lost a couple of early wickets, the pressure builds, and we began to crumble.

"Batsmen were going to and from the wicket at regular intervals and still the scoreboard was not ticking along."

Haslington bowler Ben Istead took six wickets for just one run and the only batsman to get off the mark for Wirral was No 11 Connor Hobson, who scored one not out (there were also two extras).

Garrett added: "He is the only one who deserves an opening bat next week, Connor, our No 11, because he scored the only run off the bat.

"We have not had anyone say they are going to give the game up, though, and we are looking forward to getting back on the pitch next week and hopefully posting a slightly larger total."