Dorrigo batsmen Nathan Secomb and Garth Burley put runs on the board at the start of the innings but had no idea how quickly their afternoon would go downhill.
Dorrigo batsmen Nathan Secomb and Garth Burley put runs on the board at the start of the innings but had no idea how quickly their afternoon would go downhill. Leigh Jensen

Sawtell dismiss Dorrigo for 29 but it's far from a record

IT'S NOT a record but the 29 runs scored by Dorrigo against Sawtell in round two is one of the lowest innings in Coffs Harbour District Cricket history.

The Buzzards managed to stay at the crease for 21 of their allotted 45 overs.

Nobody was able to get into double figures and Luke Beaumont finished top-scorer with eight runs.

Drizzle was falling on Richardson Park as start time approached and neither captain wanted to lose the toss for fear of being sent immediately to the middle.

Fate determined Dorrigo's Justin Gilbert would be the disappointed man and he must have had dark thoughts when Nathan Secomb was first man back to the stands after being caught by Daniel Maguire off the bowling of Pat Myles.

If Maguire was feeling on a high at that moment, imagine how he felt later?

Tossed the ball by skipper Ricky Welsh, Maguire ended his seven over spell with figures of 5-5.

In one astonishing period he removed Garth Burley, Eric Moore and Grant Lawler while the score was stranded on 22, just to confirm which club was having the worst of the afternoon.

Trent Dierick made his first appearance of the summer and took 3-18 in a six over spell.

Sawtell picked off the required runs in only three overs with Ricky Welsh (6) and young Charlie Towells (13) unbeaten.

In those three over, Dorrigo sent down 10 wides.

The batsman showed no mercy to Eric Moore, pounding him for 25 runs in two overs.

(Just for the record, the lowest first grade innings score of eight runs was posted in 1936 in a match between Orara and Jetty at Jetty Oval).



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