Club cricketer takes double hat-trick

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An Australian club cricketer took six wickets with consecutive deliveries recently.

Golden Point Cricket Club seamer Aled Carey secured a remarkable double hat-trick against East Ballarat Cricket Club at the Sparrow Ground in Victoria last week.

Carey had his first two victims caught behind, the third adjudged lbw – and the final three bowled.

“That was a bit of luck, really, I think,” Carey told The Courier.

“On a couple of occasions, I’ve been pretty close to a hat-trick – three or four times throughout my life.

“But I’ve never been lucky enough to get that third one in a row. To go to the extent that I have now, I’m pretty happy.

“I’m still in shock at the moment. I don’t think I’ll ever do it again.”

The 29-year-old’s outstanding feat ensured Golden Point Cricket Club maintained the ascendancy in the key fourth grade Ballarat Cricket Association fixture.

“There were only a handful of spectators watching,” Golden Point Cricket Club secretary John Ogilvie told BBC Sport.

We’ve got the ball in the safe – and we will make a trophy to present to Aled at our awards ceremony in April. Aled has been at Golden Point Cricket Club for many years – and says the club is part of his family.”