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    Worst Domestic Side Ever?

    Right, thought it could be an idea to discuss this (or somebody else prompted me to ) but yeah...
    Who are the contenders for the worst domestic side ever?
    Or even the worst performing domestic side ever?

    I'll open the discussion by nominating the current Southern Rocks side who are getting smashed by everybody else in this season's Logan Cup.

    They seemingly peaked far too early in the season and in the very first innings of their opening match of the season they made a respectable 266 (the only time this season they've passed 207) before bowling their opposition, Mashonaland Eagles, out for 147 (the only time they've lead on first innings this season).
    However, they then transpired to lose by 3 wickets after setting their opponents 339 to win.
    Not disgraceful you might suggest but the trauma of losing 6/29 in their second innings and allowing the opposition to recover from 26/3 was just too much.

    They've since gone on to lose by :
    An innings and 215 runs
    9 wickets
    An innings and 114 runs
    An innings and 89 runs

    They're currently 94/6 in their ongoing game too
    Southern Rocks 98/6 (48.5 ov, H Matanga 22*, T Kamungozi 14*, MT Chinouya 0/21) | Live Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    They've managed to take an impressive 49 wickets this season in 5 games, only bowling their opposition out in an innings 3 times.

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    Bahahaha you stole my thread; WAC.

    But yeah, the Rocks are seriously ****ing bad. Zimbabwean domestic cricket as a whole has really improved tenfold since they introduced the franchise system but the Rocks have gone backwards. Their batting is really unbelievably bad and they're an entire class below the rest of the competition.
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    Rocks sound rather like India atm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Bahahaha you stole my thread; WAC.

    But yeah, the Rocks are seriously ****ing bad. Zimbabwean domestic cricket as a whole has really improved tenfold since they introduced the franchise system but the Rocks have gone backwards. Their batting is really unbelievably bad and they're an entire class below the rest of the competition.
    They do have Taibu though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    They do have Taibu though
    And Vitori.

    (and Panyangara and Chibabha I suppose)
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    There is only one answer to this question:

    Dera Ismail Khan's frist first-class match

    DIK then lost first-class status for 19 years, before returning to the Quaid-e-Azam trophy in 1983/84, where they lost four matches, all by an innings, to Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Hazara. The following season included another two innings defeats to Peshawar and Rawalpindi, but a near-miss against Hazara as they fell to 98 all out chasing only 116. 1985/86 began with another innings defeat in Peshawar, before the elements prevented completion of their fixture with Hazara.

    In 11 FC matches, they were beaten by an innings 9 times, and were bowled out for below 100 on no fewer than 11 occasions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Looks like the winning team rotated the bowling around as well (well, the two bowlers per innings anyway). Zero overs in the second despite taking 7-14 in the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    There is only one answer to this question:

    Dera Ismail Khan's frist first-class match

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    DIK's #5, 1st innings:

    "Qaiser Khan obstructing the field 3"

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    Obviously Neil wins this thread by a street but honourable mention to the Northants team of the 1930s who over that decade finished 17th (out of 17) in the County Championship 7 times, 16th twice, and once got to the giddy heights of 13th

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    Is that the only first class match featuring an entire XI for whom it was their only ever FC appearance?
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    Wonder what odds I could get on the Rocks losing this current game by an innings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    There is only one answer to this question:

    Dera Ismail Khan's frist first-class match

    DIK then lost first-class status for 19 years, before returning to the Quaid-e-Azam trophy in 1983/84, where they lost four matches, all by an innings, to Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Hazara. The following season included another two innings defeats to Peshawar and Rawalpindi, but a near-miss against Hazara as they fell to 98 all out chasing only 116. 1985/86 began with another innings defeat in Peshawar, before the elements prevented completion of their fixture with Hazara.

    In 11 FC matches, they were beaten by an innings 9 times, and were bowled out for below 100 on no fewer than 11 occasions.
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    Bloody hell. What a score line.
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