Looking to learn what all the types of duck in cricket are? A term that evokes both humour and despair, a ‘duck’ signifies a batter’s dismissal without contributing any runs. Looking to learn what all the types of duck in cricket are? A term that evokes both humour and despair, here are the seven ducks all batters hate…
This blog post explores their various types. Quack.
Types of Duck in Cricket
The general term for a batter’s dismissal without scoring any runs.
When a batter is dismissed on the first ball they face.
Mitchell Johnson walked out to bat for the final time in the 2010/11 Ashes series and was sung to the crease by the Barmy Army. He was out first ball to Chris Tremlett…
A dismissal after facing only two deliveries. A ‘second baller’.
Occurs when a batter is out after facing three balls.
A Diamond Duck dismissal occurs without the batter facing any balls. Whilst rare, it usually occurs due to a run-out.
Refers to a batter being dismissed without facing a ball on the first delivery of a match—a diamond duck on the first ball of the innings.
When a batter is dismissed for a golden duck, specifically on the first ball of the team’s innings.
No batsman wants to see that dreaded zero next to their name on the scorecard.
But at least now, you know precisely which type of duck your mate just got.