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Every bowler to bag three wickets in three balls much like the batters who have the liking to smash six sixes in an over, but Australian club cricketer Aled Carey has made it the reality. In fact, he two steps ahead to take six wickets in six balls in a club game.
“I’m still in a bit of shock, Carey revealed after a double hat trick Isn’t it pretty amazing stuff from the bowler.
Such feats are rare and he has entered record book which is an incredible moment for his club, family, relatives and friends. Carey has learned the art of bowling over the years. He started playing cricket at the age of nine.
— Ultra Sports (@ultra_sports) January 21, 2017
After sending down eight overs without taking a wicket, Carey turned the tables soon after his fellow bowler Mark Ven De Heuvel bagged the wicket which saw seven wickets on seven legitimate deliveries to see East Ballarat bundled out for just 40 runs.
While playing for Golden Point Cricket Club, the 29-year-old Carey took the internet by storm as he achieved the rarest of the feat in a Ballarat Cricket Association (BCA), game against East Ballarat in a four-team fixture in Victoria.
“A couple of times I’ve been pretty close to a hat-trick, probably three or four times in my life, but I’ve never been lucky enough to get that third one,” Carey told The Courier Sport.
The scorecard shows Carey’s perfect over as the Secretary of John Ogilvie has showered praise on Carey for his magnificent over.
“There were only a handful of spectators watching but someone from the crowd sensed something special was happening and managed to record Aled’s fifth and sixth wickets,” John Ogilvie was quoted by BBC Sport.
Let’s break the magical over for you; Carey sent down the first ball of his ninth over which saw batsman edging the ball straight to the first slip, the second one went straight into the gloves of wicket-keeper and third wicket was given leg before wicket by the umpire which sums up the hat-trick in a grand style for Carey and this was not an end to his dream over.
There were few spectators at the ground, among them was Carey’s father watching his son play cricket before achieving the unusual figures.
“My dad was present at the time and saw the whole thing. He was very happy and proud for me,” Carey remarked.
The fourth wicket came when stumps were shattered followed by the same results on the fifth and sixth legitimate delivery which completed two hat-tricks in an over.
“It’s something you don’t see very often and I think this was just my lucky day. I don’t think I’ll ever do it again,” Carey added.