Former Queensland Bulls quick Scott Walter has completed cricket’s version of a ‘perfect game’ by capturing all 10 wickets in an innings.
Walter, playing for Welwyn Garden City CC in the Hertfordshire Cricket League Premier Division in England, annihilated Hemel Hempstead Town CC, claiming 10-17 from 7.5 overs.
Hemel Hempstead Town were bowled out inside 15 overs for just 40, with seven scores of zero, including three golden ducks.
Welwyn Garden City, who won the toss and elected to bowl, chased down the victory target in less than nine overs, losing two wickets to record an eight-wicket win.
10/10 for Walter // Hertfordshire
Walter, 26, has played 11 first-class games for Queensland dating back to 2009 when he debuted as a 19-year-old in a Bulls side that featured Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris and former international allrounder Andrew Symonds.
The left-arm fast bowler went wicketless in his first match but made up for it a game later, taking career-best figures of 6-121 against Western Australia at the WACA.
Walter last featured for Queensland in a 50-over match in November 2012 and has played the last two seasons with Welwyn Garden City, picking up 70 wickets at 12.41.
Earlier this month Walter represented the Australian Universities against Loughborough MCCU in a two-day match at Haslegrave Ground, snaring 7-67 from 24 overs in the first innings.
Only three bowlers have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia.
South Australia’s Tim Wall took 10-36 against NSW at the SCG in 1933, dismissing Don Bradman for 56 in the first innings.
Queensland quick Peter Allan claimed 10-61 at the MCG in 1966, while Western Australia’s Ian Brayshaw, father of former Redbacks batsman and media pundit James, was the last man to swallow all 10, taking 10-44 against Victoria at the WACA in 1967.