PANMURE cricketers Ben Meade and Wayne Wickenton teamed up to complete a rare feat on Saturday.
Meade collected his first hat-trick, with Wickenton taking all three catches.
Bulldogs captain Nathan Shand said it provided an interesting talking point after the Grassmere Cricket Association division one match.
“I reckon it’s very rare. I had never heard of it myself,” Shand said.
“It’s one of those things in cricket. You see different things every week.”
Shand said Meade was a fill-in on Saturday.
He said the University of Ballarat student would help out when he could.
“We have his brother Danny who plays for us all the time and we were very short so Danny got his brother down from Ballarat and we managed to get him out for a game of cricket,” he said.
“He did well considering he probably hasn’t bowled for 12 months.”
Meade finished with 4-22.
The 21-year-old was shocked to snare a hat-trick.
The all-rounder started his day with the scalp of Yambuk captain Tim Bryce. Then he dismissed Kym Eagleson, Ashley Rendell and Brian Wilson to restrict Yambuk to 9-108.
“The first two were caught at long-on and they were exactly the same and the third one was caught in close at silly mid-on,” Meade said.
The Bulldogs looked to Meade and Wickenton to continue their form with the bat but they weren’t able to emulate the bowling and fielding heroics.
Wickenton was out for a duck and Meade made 10 as Yambuk recorded an upset 17-run win.