17 July 2007

Worst debut?

Steve James reported in the The Sunday Telegraph a pretty unhappy debut for Derbyshire's 17-year-old wicketkeeper, Tom Poynton, who bagged a pair. As if that wasn't bad enough, the duck in the first innings was via a run out caused by colliding with his batting partner.

Anyone know of any worse debuts? Graham Gooch's pair on his England debut must be up there....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is Roy Park who got a first baller in his only innings in his only test in the 1920s. The story goes that his wife missed his entire test career when she bent down to pick up her knitting at an inopportune moment when he was bowled. He also bowled one over which went for 9 runs.