Barrington cricket team bowled all out for six 'at rock bottom'
A Somerset village cricket team bowled all out for just six runs in 12 overs is at "rock bottom", one of the players has said.
Barrington CC's 1st XI were chasing 195 scored by Huish & Langport in the Division Two Somerset Cricket League match on Saturday.
Team member Steve Redwood said the club's future was in doubt.
"To make it worse, Monday was seven years to the day that our captain died during a game," he said.
Former Barrington captain Shaun French, 39, collapsed during the tea interval of a league match against Purnells in 2005 after making 154 runs.
Mr Redwood said the club was at rock bottom and on the verge of folding.'All credit'
"I have never known anything like it and I have certainly seen some poor performances having played for the club for around 20 years," he said.
"Dom Shillabeer [from Huish & Langport] bowled very well on the day and all credit should go to him and his fellow opening bowler."
The club had never fully recovered from Mr French's death, Mr Redwood said.
He added the team had been trying to recruit new players for a while as many players had left in the past five or six years.
"We have one of the most picturesque grounds in Somerset and we are fighting very hard for our survival, let alone league status.
"All the younger players tend to go to the larger clubs in the area.
"We don't want superstars, just players who are willing to play for the team."Three for three
Barrington, who were the visiting team, won the toss on Saturday and put the home team in to bat.
Later, they managed three runs without losing a wicket, but eight batsmen later fell for ducks.
Mr Redwood was caught for two runs - the team's highest individual score.
Langport's captain Dominic Shillabeer took seven wickets for two runs and fellow bowler Steven Bown took three for three.
Barrington CC play home matches on the cricket field next to National Trust property Barrington Court.