Its Been 10 Years Since THAT Game

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In 2006, Goldsborough 2nds suffered the worst score in modern English recreational cricket. Their defeat to Dishforth resulted in ten of their batsmen getting out for a duck and the last man left stranded on zero. That year Dishforth went up a division, Goldsborough down a division. They’ve not met in a competitive match since and unfortunately Dishforth no longer exisit as a cricket club.

In August 2011, NatWest staged a rematch giving Goldsborough a chance to win back some pride and Dishforth the opportunity to prove it wasn’t a one off. To help Goldsborough avoid history repeating itself, NatWest gave them a secret weapon…. The Secret Cricketer.

Its hard to believe but it is now 10 years to the day that Goldsborough 2nds were all out for 5, with all the batsmen getting ducks. Do you remeber that? The Guardian reported it as did the BBC.

It occurred on 26th July 2006 and it seems fitting that we mark the anniversary today.  View the scorecard.

Out of dispair, of course, always comes a bright shining light, and this was in the form of the ECB and former Engalnd Captain Michael Vaughan who staged a rematch.


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