January 17, 2006

Australian cricket

Snakebite hat-trick

Will

A 15-year-old cricketer from Australia was bitten by a brown snake last Thursday, and the following morning promptly took a hat-trick in his first A-grade game:

He said he was tidying up around the nets before Thursday night training when the snake bit him.

"I didn't know I had been bitten at the time but about an hour later I looked at my ankle and saw it had swollen up," Grant said.

[...]

Grant made a less-than-spectacular start, watching his first ball soar over the fence for six, but things soon turned around.

With the last three balls of his second over, Grant knocked over three Noorat batsmen, giving him the rare honour of a hat-trick in his first A-grade game.

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