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Cricket world record? Birmingham side bowls opponents out for 3 runs

Pioneers A were happy after their win Credit: BPM Media

A cricket team in Birmingham could have equalled a world record after they bowled out their opponents for just 3 runs.

Pioneers A, who play in the Birmingham Cricket League, thought they were in for a tough afternoon at Perry Hall playing fields near Perry Barr, when they finished their 40-over innings on 173 for 8.

Pioneers bowled out Pak Pakhtoon, who actually had a batsman score 199 by himself the week before Credit: BPM Media

But they managed to concede just 3 runs, as they removed all Pak Pakhtoon's batsmen in 13 overs, taking just 40 minutes.

Khalid Sadiq took 7 of the wickets in his 7-over spell, getting hit for 2 of the three runs - all despite nursing a calf injury. His strike partner, Mazar Ali, took 3 wickets in 6 overs.

Pioneers batsman Imran Majid said:

When we rang the league, they didn’t believe us. We had to take the scorecard round to the chairman.

Other low cricket scores:

  • Cheshire League side, Hasling, bowled out Wirral for 3 runs, which was believed to be a world record. But questions have been raised over how competitive that match was.
  • The previous Birmingham League record was set six years ago, and Friends XI bowled out Unique Stars for 9 runs.