Ashes 2010: Ashes Hat-tricks Starring Shane Warne

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A couple of days ago we re-lived Darren Gough’s hat-trick in the Sydney test of 1999. It was a momentous event for a number of reasons, not least that there have only been eight hat-tricks in Ashes history and only two since the 1903-04 series.

Ashes Hat-tricks
Bowler Batsmen For Venue Series
FR Spofforth VPFA Royle, FA Mackinnon, T.Emmett Aus Melbourne 1878-79
W Bates PS McDonnell, G Giffen, GJ Bonnor Eng Melbourne 1882-83
J Briggs WF Giffen, ST Callaway, JM Blackham Eng Sydney 1891-92
JT Hearne C Hill, SE Gregory, MA Noble Eng Leeds 1899
H Trumble AO Jones, JR Gunn, SF Barnes Aus Melbourne 1901-02
H Trumble BJT Bosanquet, PF Warner, AFA Lilley Aus Melbourne 1903-04
SK Warne PAJ DeFreitas, D Gough, DE Malcolm Aus Melbourne 1994-95
D Gough IA Healy, SCG MacGill, CR Miller Eng Sydney 1998-99

The great Australian spinner Hugh Trumble is the only man with two hat-tricks, both at his home ground of Melbourne, where five of the eight hat-tricks took place.

Of course, being English and having been present when Gough achieved his feat, we took great pleasure in re-living it and including a video of the event on the post. To re-dress the balance, here is the video of Shane Warne’s hat-trick at Melbourne in the 1994-95 series. Don’t expect us to watch it though…


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