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Looking back on a day to forget for March Cricket Club

Many of us of a certain age can remember the Dirty Dozen, a well known action film of the late 1960s. Locally, from a cricketing point of view, I have always wanted to know more about the Dismal Dozen, the day the March Sunday 2nd XI were bowled out for 12!

The phrase Mills, Miles and Bennett, no it’s not a firm of solicitors, has been bandied about in the pavilion bar for years.

The game against Buckden 1st XI took place on Sunday, July 31, 1977, an Ashes summer.Three days before that incredible day at the Avenue, Ian Botham had made an impressive Test debut at Trent Bridge, grabbing five wickets.

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