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Our newest hat-trick taker - James Thorneycroft

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Hat-trick to James Thorneycroft

James Thorneycroft became the 16th Moonee Valley player to take a senior hat-trick when he rolled three Burnside Springs players in succession on November 5.

Playing with Danny Terzini’s Sixths, James finished with match figures of seven overs, three maidens, 4/8 as he knocked over the top order.

Burnside Springs did not recover, posting 9/101 off its 35 overs while Moonee Valley rattled off the replay in just 23 overs for the loss of four wickets.

Our last six hat-trick takers have come since the start of the 2006/07 season, so there is a heavy weighting of current players who have brought up the unique milestone.

Interestingly, there were half a dozen Moonee Valley hat-trick takers sitting around with James on the night of his effort to help his celebrate the achievement.

They were Michael Cumbo (2003/04), Tim Fisher (2006/07), Beau Velona (2008/09), Jesse Nankivell-Sandor (Under 16s 2003/04), Bede Gannon (Under 14s 2004/05, Under 16s 2005/06) and Craig Pridham (2009/10).

It’s rare to get so many achievers of a cricket bowler’s highest accolade sitting around in the one group.

James joined Moonee Valley in the juniors in 2007, and has now played 30 games in the seniors.

 

 

November 8, 2011
Category: Archived News
 

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