Hat-trick part of captain's demolition

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.

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