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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Quackers!


Cricketers turn scoreboard into a duckboard
By Paul Stokes
(Filed: 26/07/2006)

It was definitely a day to forget for bottom of the table Goldsborough Second XI cricket team. Ten players were out for ducks, one remained undefeated without scoring and the only runs on the board were five extras.
John Dyson, Goldsborough's secretary, said: "If they had lasted another half hour or so the heavens opened and it might have been rained off."
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Being American and completely unfamiliar with Cricket I am clueless about ducks. At first I had a visual of a flock of ducks flying in and attacking the players.

9:44 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Ha! Nice image! The saying comes from the 0 recorded in the scorebook - and placed prominently on the scoreboard - where it looks like a duck's egg.

Having said that, a batsman can be in for a loooooong time, and still not score any runs, just by playing a very defensive game.

Which is why some games can go on all day!

12:31 PM  

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