First Class Cricket: On this day 115 years ago i.e. on June 11, 1907, a great charisma happened in First Class Cricket. In the county cricket played in England, the entire team of Northamptonshire was reduced to just 12 runs on this day. This remains the second lowest score in first class cricket so far.
12 runs and 10 wickets in 12 overs
This county match was played between Northamptonshire and Gloucester. In this three-day match, Gloucester’s team was able to score only 60 runs on the first day. Northamptonshire bowlers GJ Thompson and W East took 5-5 wickets. After this, when Northamptonshire’s turn came, the entire team was bundled out for just 12 runs. These 12 runs were made in 11.3 overs. In this innings, 6 batsmen of Northamptonshire returned to the pavilion on zero. Gloucester bowler EG Dennett took 8 wickets for 8 runs in 6 overs.
Still Northamptonshire had saved the match
After getting all out on such a low score, it seems impossible for a team to save the match. But this is what happened in this match. After taking a lead of 48 runs on the basis of the first innings, when Gloucester started batting in the second innings, the bowlers dominated in this innings as well. Gloucester’s team could not even cross 100 runs this time and were all out for just 88. Now Northamptonshire had to score 137 runs to win. Northamptonshire did not try to win on this wicket giving a lot of help to the bowlers and, batting very comfortably, scored only 40 runs on the third day. Even by the time, 7 wickets of Northamptonshire had fallen. Thus this match was drawn.
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