Kent star Nathan Gilchrist has been sacked for six straight ducks in the County Championship and his former Somerset team-mate has trolled him on social media
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Somerset spinner Max Waller has trolled former team-mate Nathan Gilchrist after the sailor suffered the shame of being sacked for six straight ducks in the county championship.
After starting the season with a ninth goal against Essex, Gilchrist was without a pair in his next three games against Lancashire, Hampshire and Yorkshire. As a result, the Kent seaman has now equaled the record for most consecutive ducks in men’s first class cricket.
Of those six consecutive ducks, he was first ball three times, once in each game. According to the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, Gilchrist is the 11th man to suffer this fate in first-class cricket.
Before joining Kent permanently last year, Gilchrist came through the ranks at Somerset, having joined the county in 2018 after moving to England from South Africa. And ex-team-mate Waller couldn’t resist the opportunity to attack Gilchrist over his recent batting struggles when mail was mistakenly delivered to him on Somerset soil.
On Twitter, Waller shared an image of a letter from Specsavers to Gilchrist encouraging him to book an eye test. Waller captioned the tweet: “Seen an email for you today bro @nathgilchrist, was that what you expected? Might be useful. Let me know, can forward to Canterbury.”
Despite his struggles with the racquet so far this season, Gilchrist has impressed with the ball for Kent. The 21-year-old is currently his side’s leading wicket-taker with 12 scalps, twice as many as any other Kent bowler.
Only nine other bowlers have won more wickets than he has in the first division of the County Championship, including international stars such as Hasan Ali, Peter Siddle, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Abbas. Despite Gilchrist’s efforts, Kent is yet to win a game this season.
After four games so far they have drawn against Essex and Yorkshire and suffered comprehensive defeats against Lancashire and Hampshire. Kent has failed to stop his opponent from exceeding 500 in the first innings in all four games so far and head coach Matt Walker said: “I think it’s twofold.
“Yeah, we conceded 500 every game and that’s not looking good and is certainly frustrating and a little worrying for our bowling attack. But we played on good goals. We certainly didn’t hit together well enough.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/gilchrist-waller-kent-somerset-specsavers-26879491 Cricketer trolls ex-teammates with brutal Specsavers digs six times in a row