It seems like Australian domestic cricketers are making a habit of creating history or achieving remarkable feats in the world of cricket. Just recently, one B-Grade player, Josh Dunstan, has smashed triple century (307) with 40 sixes making his contribution close to 90 per cent of his team’s total. And now, another cricketer has achieved another unbelievable feat with the ball in hand.
Nick Gooden, a Victorian third-grade cricketer, incredibly claimed a triple hat-trick, that’s five wickets in five balls.
Gooden was playing for Yallourn North against Latrobe in the Central Gippsland cricket competition when he achieved this remarkable feat.
That’s not all, Gooden ended up taking an extraordinary eight wickets in just ten balls. While six of the dismissals were bowled, one was lbw, and Gooden also had a hand in the final wicket of the match — a run-out.
It is said that all this carnage happens because Gooden and his teammates just wanted things to get over quickly to “get on the frothies”.
“The general plan when we got out there was just to get off as quick as we could so we could get on the frothies”, Gooden told Weekend Sunrise on Saturday adding that “I said to the boys ‘let’s just roll through these guys and get off and have a beer’. I think we were having a beer at about three o’clock.”
Gooden reportedly admitted that his bowling is nothing special.
“There’s nothing special about it — there’s definitely no pace involved, he told Weekend Sunrise. “I just roll the arm over, I’m not fast or anything like that. I really wasn’t bowling very well”, he added.
It is said that the feat was even more incredible considering that Gooden claims to be a “right-arm medium plop”, and the fact that he was playing his first match since December last year because of an injury. Well done, man!