Warwick paceman has three top scalps in his career hat-trick
CRICKET: Maryvale Condamine paceman Kieran Bourke has taken the first hat-trick of his career in round 1 of Condamine Cup cricket.
He took a hat-trick in his team's loss to Warwick Hotel Colts on Saturday at Slade Park.
Colts batted first and made 280. John Cleary and Jacob Gross scored half centuries and Morgan Bourke scored 49 for Colts.
Kieran Bourke took a hat-trick for Maryvale with the wicket of Jacob Gross at the end of one over. Six balls were bowled at the other end and then Bourke bowled Cleary with the first ball of his next over and had Wayne Fearby LBW first ball for the hat-trick.
"I wasn't really thinking about a hat-trick when Wayne came out to bat but once he got out I realised it was a hat-trick,” Bourke said.
"I checked with umpire Bryan Stephens that I got Jacob on the last ball of the previous over and he said yes and that was also reflected in the scorebook.
"No one in the field realised before the second ball of the over I was on a hat-trick. It was definitely better I didn't know. When I had the chance of four wickets from four balls, I bowled a low full toss wide of the stumps after trying too hard.”
The quality of the batsmen made the hat-trick a better performance with two half-century makers among the victims.
Maryvale replied with 125, Rohan Morris top scoring with a 30.