Essex woeful 20 all-out

Essex were bowled out for just 20 runs as Lancashire thrashed them in the LV=County Championship

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Six ducks for Essex batsmen

Essex were today bowled out for their lowest-ever score of 20 as Lancashire crushed them at Chelmsford.

Already in arrears of 125 after Lancashire posted a first-innings 398, six Essex batsmen made ducks in a total which was smaller than their previous worst of 30 against Yorkshire in 1901.

Lowest ever scores in County Cricket

Northampton hold the 'honour' of lowest ever score

Essex today scraped to a lowly 20 in today's match in Chelmsford, but it's far from the lowest ever score - that dubious honour belongs to Northants.

They are:

12 Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire: Spa Ground, Gloucester 1907

13 Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire: Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1901

14 Surrey v Essex: County Ground, Chelmsford 1983

15 Hampshire v Warwickshire: Edgbaston, Birmingham 1922 (Hampshire won game)

16 Warwickshire v Kent: Angel Ground, Tonbridge 1913

20 Sussex v Yorkshire: The Circle, Hull 1922

20 Derbyshire v Yorkshire: Bramall Lane, Sheffield 1939

20 Essex v Lancashire: County Ground, Chelmsford 2013

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