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Cricket’s history is littered with unique, eye-catching and sometimes downright ridiculous scorecards. The latest entrants in this chapter are Beckenham Cricket Club, a club team in from London, who were bowled out for just 18 in an innings that spanned 49 minutes, and their victors Bexley CC who chased the target in just 12 minutes.

This paltry 18 is the lowest total in Beckenham CC’s 152-year existence.

The match took place in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League, and after the Beckenham CC skipper chose to bat the procession of wickets was alarming. Five out of 11 players failed to score and the highest score was four, which three players managed – Alexander Sean, William MacVicar and Calum Lennox.

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The sequence of wickets meant that not a single partnership of note was managed: Beckenham CC lost four wickets with nine runs on the board, slumped further to 12/6 and then lost their last three wickets at 15, 17 and 18. The successful bowlers were Scotland international Calum McLeod with 6/5 and Jason Benn with 4/12.

The target of 19 was achieved in 3.3 overs and 12 minutes courtesy Christopher Laas’ unbeaten four and Aiden Giggs’ 12 not out, apart from six extras.