Golden Ducks 2008-09


A Look at the Golden Ducks / Primaries from this year

The Primary (or Golden Duck) theme has always been associated with our fundraising. Our members pay an annual subscription of only $40.00, however, when membership renewal notices are forwarded to them, they are also requested to pay tax deductable ‘fines’ (donations) of $5.00 per primary scored throughout the previous year by Australian players in Test Matches, One Day Internationals or Twenty20 matches.

Primaries [international] 2008 – 09

ICC  Twenty20 World Cup

Australia v West Indies,  Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue) , 6 June 2009 (20-over match)

Ricky Ponting

RT Ponting  lbw b Taylor             0


The One Day Series vs Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates

Andrew Symonds

In the only Twenty20 match against Pakistan, at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium on 7 May 2009 (20-over match), Andrew Symonnds joined the elite club who are features below.

A Symonds          lbw b Shahid Afridi         0 

Brad Haddin

In the penultimate innings of the 2008-09 one-day season, game 4 of the one-day series against Pakistan on the 1st May 2009, played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Brad Haddin joined the ranks of Australian Primarians.

BJ Haddin      c Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar    0


Three Twenty20 golden ducks …

Mike Hussey
Run out (Botha)  – Mar 27 2009    SAF  JO’BURG

Callum Ferguson
Run out (Duminy/Boucher) – Mar 29 2009    SAF  CENTURION

Nathan Bracken
Ct De Villiers b Louw Ross – Mar 29 2009    SAF  CENTURION

Test and One Day Golden Ducks …

Peter Siddle

Peter Siddle in the second innings of the 3rd Test in Cape Town …  first ball on the 22nd March 2009.
PM Siddle     c de Villiers b Harris 0


Mitch Johnson

Mitchell Johnson scored a Golden Duck against South Africa in the first innings of the Second Test in Durban, on 7th March 2009.
And in the words of  – “What was Mitch thinking? It was full, it was straight and Mitchell decides its time to shoulder arms. Dead duck”.

MG Johnson lbw b Ntini 0


Mike Hussey

Mike Hussey scored a Golden Duck in the 2nd innings of the first test against South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 28th February 2009

MEK Hussey c Ntini b Kallis 0


Ben Hilfenhaus  (in his first innings ever)

Ben Hilfenhaus scored a Golden Duck against South Africa in the first innings of the First Test at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 27th February 2009.

BW Hilfenhaus c de Villiers b Morkel 0


Sean Tait

Sean Tait was run out for a duck after facing only 1 delivery in the 3rd One Day Internationl against South Africa on the 23rd January 2009. The Primary Club of Australia are counting this as a Golden Duck.

SW Tait       run out (Gibbs/Steyn)     0


Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting received a golden duck versus South Africa on the 3rd January 2009 in the first innings of the Sydney Test.

RT Ponting    c Boucher b Morkel   0 


Ricky Ponting also received a golden duck versus South Africa on 17 December 2008 in the first innings of the Perth Test

RT Ponting      c de Villiers b Ntini    0 

Mathew Hayden

Matthew Hayden received a golden duck versus New Zealand on 21 November 2008 in the second innings of the Brisbane Test.

ML Hayden   c McCullum b Martin    0

Brett Lee

Brett Lee was bowled by Zaheer Khan in the 2nd Test against India on the 21st October at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh .

B Lee     b Khan   0

Mitchell Johnson

Against Bangladesh in Darwin at the Marrara Cricket Ground on 30 August 2008 in the One Day series – Mitchell Johnson scored (or didn’t score) … a Golden Duck.

MG Johnson c & b Shahadat Hossain 0  

James Hopes

First golden duck of the 2008-2009 season as scored by James Hopes at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, on 4 July 2008 in a One Day international against the West Indies.

JR Hopes      c Sarwan b Edwards   0