UNI-MOWBRAY captain Jai Bourke was rapt to pick up his first hat-trick in a five-wicket haul against TCL opponent ACL on Saturday.
The 30-year-old picked up career-best, A-grade figures of 5-18 with his right-arm medium pacers including dismissing three consecutive ACL batsmen courtesy of two lbw decisions and a catch in the covers.
``I was nervous on the hat-trick ball because I've been on a few before and most of the time they spew here, there and everywhere,'' Bourke said.
``So I was happy when I got it on line and picked up the third wicket because that's my first hat-trick in about 10 years of playing cricket.''
Bourke started his career playing TCL cricket with Rocherlea before making the move to Uni-Mowbray when the two clubs amalgamated.
``I got to keep the hat-trick ball and had a beer after the game to celebrate it,'' he said.