Mathew Knapman is out to complete the Sweeney’s hat-trick.
Mathew Knapman is out to complete the Sweeney’s hat-trick.

Sweeney does it again

CASINO Cavaliers quick Wade Sweeney grabbed a top-order hat-trick against Lismore Workers at the weekend, but the right-armer wasn’t all that fussed.

“I’ve taken a few,” Sweeney said.

Fast gathering a reputation as one of the toughest bowlers to face in FNC LJ Hooker League cricket, the nippy seamer ripped through Workers’ top order to give them no hope of victory.

Opening the bowling with Mark Mison, Sweeney first drew an edge from Cameron Black which was taken by the wicketkeeper.

Next ball Michael Knight was trapped leg-before, then Matthew Knapman strode in to face the hat-trick ball.

Knapman fended at a straightening delivery and was rapped on the pads.

He was given out by umpire Peter Kent to set off the celebrations for Sweeney and the Cavaliers.

Sweeney was at the other end when new-ball partner Mison took eight wickets against Pottsville before Christmas so his performance gave him back bragging rights.

“I am always stoked to get a hat-trick. I got one last year against Lennox Head so it was good to repeat it.”

Sweeney now has the impressive figures of 19 wickets in eight matches at an average of 10.9.



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