Beckenham CC, a cricket club in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League, created an unwanted record in their 152-year-old history, as they were bowled out for just 18 runs. It was also the lowest total in the league’s history.
Their opponents Bexley CC won the Senior first XI game by chasing the total in just 12 minutes. On the other hand, Beckenham CC’s innings lasted a mere 49 minutes. Beckenham CC won the toss and elected to bat first.
However, Bexley CC’s opening bowlers Calum MacLeod and Jason Benn tore through the opposition with Macleod picking 6 wickets for 5 runs; while Benn helped himself to 4 wickets. Alexander Senn (4), William MacVicar (4), Calum Lennox (4), Johan Malcolm (1), Asad Ali (1) and Junaid Nadir (1) were the only ones to touch single figures, and Bexley gave away 3 extras.
The dismal performance have evoked a debacle as Beckenham comprised of players with playing credentials ranging from international through County to County 2nd XI level and Minor Counties.
In reply, Bexley’s openers – Christopher Laas (4) and Aiden Giggs (12) nailed down the 18-run target in 3.3 overs exactly in 12 minutes.