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.
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.