Beckenham Cricket Club bowled out for 18 runs

Beckenham Cricket Club bowled out for 18 runs

The chase lasted 12 minutes as the game got completed in only 61 minutes.

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BexleyCC. (Photo Credits: Andys Shots)

England has witnessed some big totals in the limited-overs formats in both Men’s and Women’s cricket recently but on last Saturday (July 21, 2018), a team got out for a record lowest total of 18 runs. During the Kent Cricket League Premier 1st XI match, Beckenham Cricket Club were bowled out for only 18 runs lasting 49 minutes against Bexley Cricket Club in the 50 overs-a-side game. The Bexley team chased down the target in just 3.3 overs without losing a wicket.

The visiting side elected to bat first after winning the toss at the Manor Way in Bexley. The Scotland International Calum MacLeod opened the bowling with Jason Benn. The Beckenham side couldn’t handle the opposition pacers as they kept losing wickets regularly. Beckenham’s innings lasted 11.2 overs as they were bowled out for 18 with no batsman scoring more than four runs. Five Beckenham batsmen bagged ducks including the Kent first XI player Alex Blake, who was out caught on the first ball he faced.

MacLeod took a six-wicket haul as his bowling figures read 6-2-5-6 while the Guyana-born Benn took 4/12 in the 5.2 overs. Calum Lennox scored an unbeaten four facing 30 deliveries while the opener Rob Clements batted 11 balls for his duck. None of the remaining nine batsmen lasted more than six balls before getting out. Beckenham’s total of 18 is the lowest in the history of Kent Cricket League surpassing 21/10 made by Harvel Cricket Club against Blackheath Cricket Club in 2010.

The Harvel CC were destroyed by Ruel Brathwaite’s 8-wicket haul while chasing a target of 289 to win. Bexley Cricket Club completed a victory without breaking a sweat as they chased down the target of 19 runs in only 3.3 overs. Openers Aiden Griggs and Christopher Laas scored 12* (9 balls; 3 fours) and 4* (12 balls; 1 four) respectively while six runs came in form of extras. The chase lasted 12 minutes as the game got completed in only 61 minutes (1 hour and 1 minute) which was supposed to last a minimum of six hours.