Gibson bags all 10 wickets for Durham


London : Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson became the 79th bowler in first-class cricket to take all 10 wickets when he single-handedly dismissed Hampshire for 115 at Riverside.

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Playing for Durham the 38-year-old Gibson Sunday became the first player in the world to manage the feat in first class cricket since India's Debasish Mohanty in 2000-01 and first player in the county championship since Richard Johnson took 10/45 for Middlesex in 1994, reports Cricinfo.

Gibson took 10/47 in three continuous spells either side of lunch and after a rain interruption, adds BBC.

Gibson's performance continued a remarkable comeback, which began with Leicestershire in 2004 after three years in a coaching job.

With only three wickets against his name in his two Test appearance for the West Indies, Gibson made his Durham debut last summer, taking 49 wickets and scoring almost 600 runs.

Prior to the start of the game against Hampshire, he had taken 23 wickets in county matches this season as well 19 in the one-day tournament to help set up Durham's first appearance in a Lord's final – against the same opponents on Aug 18.

"I've been around long enough to know that next week I might not take any wickets, so I still won't look much further than tomorrow," he said.

"I wasn't going to bowl after lunch, but the captain said I wasn't going to get many more chances to take all 10 at my age.

"It couldn't have worked out better for me because both times I started to feel tired I got a break, first for lunch, then with the rain."