Top 10 Sporting Whitewashes

Australia have already whitewashed England once this winter and may be about to do it again in the one day series which got us thinking about other famous batterings in sporting history. There have been plenty of whitewashes over the years and here is our top 10.

10. Australia 5-0 England – 2006/07

This winter is not the only time the Aussies have embarrassed the English on the cricket pitch, in fact it was only seven years ago that they last secured a test series whitewash in the Ashes. After England spectacularly claimed the urn in 2005 they crumbled to defeat at the hands of Warne, McGrath etc. just 18 months later.

9. John Lowe 5-0 Leighton Rees – 1979

There have been a total of nine whitewashes in World Darts Championship finals but this was the first in only the second final ever. In 1978 Rees had edged out Lowe to become the first ever champion of the world but Old Stoneface got his revenge 12 months later in fine style.

8. The All Blacks - 2013

The All Blacks have always been a fearsome presence on the rugby field but never more so than in 2013 when they became the first international team in history to win all their games over the year. 14 wins including seeing off Australia, South Africa, England, France and Ireland made it a memorable year for the New Zealanders.

7. South Sydney Rabbitohs - 1925

The most dominant team in rugby league history is the South Sydney Rabbitohs who romped to 12 straight wins in what was then called the New South Wales Rugby Football League in 1925, later becoming the National Rugby League. Their points difference ended at +103 with second placed Western Suburbs on +16.

6. Steve Davis 9-0 Mike Hallett – 1988

In snooker’s Triple Crown of the World Championship, UK Championship and Masters, only one final has ended in a whitewash, that being the 1988 Masters finale. The Nugget was at the height of his powers in ’88 winning all three of the majors and he showed no mercy to the inexperienced Hallett who failed to get a frame on the board.

5. Steffi Graf beat Natalya Natasha Zvereva 6-0, 6-0 –1988

Zvereva only reached one Grand Slam final in her career and she may have wished she never bothered with the match at the French Open lasting just 32 minutes and the Belarusian failing to win a single game. This was not the first time this had happened but it was the first and only time in the Open era.

4. USA - 400m & 800m at the 2004 Olympics

It is difficult to gauge what exactly is a whitewash at an Olympics but USA came as close as anyone to achieving one in 2004 when they won gold, silver and bronze in both the men’s 200 and 400 metres in Athens; Shaun Crawford and Jeremy Wariner picking up the most prized medals.

3. England 3-0 Australia & Australia 0-2 England - 1986-87

Given England’s Ashes plight it is only fair to mention their days in the sun, unfortunately they came well over a century ago. The English won all three tests at home in the 1986 series and then travelled Down Under that winter to win both contests in a two match series claiming back-to-back whitewash wins, albeit in short series.

2. Dresdner SC – 1942/43

A handful of teams have won every single match in a football season but arguably the most impressive was Dresdner SC in 1942/43 when they claimed 23 straight victories in the German Championship. Over that season they banged in 152 goals and let in just 16 making them as dominant a team as any in the sport.

1. Miami Dolphins – 1972

The only team ever to win every game in the NFL, both regular season and play-offs, some feat seen as it has been going since 1920. The Dolphins claimed the Super Bowl to end the season with 17 straight wins thanks to a number of star players including legendary quarterback Bob Griese.

Daily Betting Offers
Open Account Offer

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for New Customers at bet365 Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. 18+, Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 on the 12:10 Cheltenham and get 6x £5 Free Bets to use on the remaining races

New UK and IRE customers only. Min bet £/€10 or £/€10 e/w on 12:10 Cheltenham 14.12.18 . Free Bets paid within 1 hr of race settling to be used on remaining Cheltenham races 14.12.18. T&Cs apply 18+ BeGambleAware.org

Manchester City, Tottenham and Real Madrid All to Win 50/1

18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Min deposit £5. Paypal & some deposit types excl. Winning bets paid in cash at normal price. Enhanced odds paid in £5 free bets within 24 hours, valid for 4 days, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply

7/1 Liverpool v 40/1 Manchester United

New customers only. £10 min dep using promo code "888ODDS" req. Qual bet must be placed at normal odds Min/max bet £5, m Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS within 72 hrs of qual bet settlement and expire 7 days after credit. T&Cs apply

Darts Offer - Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

18+. New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain dep types and bet types excl. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

Betting Menu
Search Our Website
Topical Feature Lists

If you fancy a break from the serious side of betting, take a look at our Topical Feature List for a bit of a giggle.

Click Here To View The List »
Download Our App
Free Bets IPhone App
Get the Freebets App on iTunes

Download the free bets finder.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE APP »
Betting Blog

View our latest sports articles in our betting blog

Read Our Blog »
Back to Top