Belhus CC Hat Trick Club


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  In Belhus CC senior matches, only four bowlers have taken more than one hat trick - Jim RobertsonGary Sanderson, Bob Garner and Ricki Ellis (whose first hat trick was against Woodford Green CC for the 2nd XI on 12th June 2010 and then, just one week later, having been promoted to the 1st XI, he took another against Old Brentwoods CC.  Brilliant). 
                                                                                       
                                                                                                          

Not one 'all-bowled' hat trick has ever been taken in a Test match but the feat has been achieved by Belhus bowlers on no less than 3 occasionsMandrake Khan was the first in 1985 (when all of the victims in his 8 for 29 against Becontree CC were clean-bowled) followed by Jim Robertson for the 1st XI against Tillingham CC in 1997, and then by Chris Baker for the 2nd XI against Ongar CC in August 2009.  Impressive.

The club's first-ever hat trick was taken b
y Greg Arendse
in 1960 when he took the last 2 wickets in the 1st XI match against Stanton CC on 26th June, which was followed by a wicket with his very first delivery in his next match against Elmford CC thirteen days later on 9th July.    Graham Cunliffe
took the first hat trick in a single match - for the 2nd XI against Cranham CC in 1962 - but he finished on the losing side!  And when Jim Banner took his hat trick against Eastwood CC in 2001, he was assisted by two superb stumpings by wicketkeeper Paul HucksteppAnd our youngest bowler to take a hat trick in a senior match is George Maidment (at just 13 years 364 days) for the 5th XI v Hainault & Clayhall CC in 2013.  Richard Harvey
took 6 for 15 from 16 overs when performing his hat trick against Little Thurrock CC in 1981.  Spinner Cliff Cansdale joined the hat trick club in 1993 when he took 7 for 12 against Pitsea CC.  In 1994, Mathew Lewis Snr took 6 for 5 when he generated a good deal of pace in producing his hat trick against Britannic Lodge CC and his Dad, John Lewis Snr, took 7 for 10 when he performed his hat trick against Tilbury CC in 1982. 

             
              George Maidment
                                                     Youngest bowler to take a hat trick in a Belhus senior match     
                              

Bowlers in our youth teams have been responsible for a number of hat tricks and four players deserve particular mention.  For the Under 13s against Stanford-le-Hope CC in May 2008, Owen Jefferies'  membership of our Hat Trick Club came as a result of his 6 wickets for 1 run (including 4 wickets in 4 balls).  In 2003, for the Under 15s against Pegasus & Corringham CC, Mason Wren clean-bowled all of his hat trick victims - and even more impressive was when he took 7 wickets for 0 runs (again against Pegasus & Corringham CC) for the Under 15s on 24th May 2004 (and his hat trick finished off their innings). 

Joe Dalton joined this elite band in 2011 when his hat trick, also against Pegasus & Corringham CC, extended to
4 wickets in 4 balls - and all of his four victims were clean-bowled.  Alex Winder became the youngest bowler (at just 6 years 356 days young) to take a hat trick (all clean-bowled) when he performed the feat for the Under 11B team against Benfleet CC on 4th July 2015 - fantastic achievements by our youngsters.

       
        Alex Winder
      Youngest Belhus bowler to take a hat trick

Astonishingly, both Gary Sanderson and Matthew Williams took hat tricks in the very same innings - for the 2nd XI against Harlow CC on 14th May 2016The feat of two different bowlers taking hat tricks in the same innings has never been achieved in League Club Cricket in the UK nor in Test, ODI or First Class matches.  We salute their magnificent national record.

          
        Gary Sanderson (left) and Matthew Williams
            Hat tricks in the same innings - a national record

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 Hat Tricks in Senior Matches

Greg Arendse
1st XI v Stanton CC 26th June 1960 and v Elmford CC on 9th July 1960
(Greg took the last 2 Stanton wickets on 26th June followed by a wicket
with his first ball against Elmford on 9th July)


Graham Cunliffe

2nd XI v Cranham CC 3rd June 1962

Keith Davis
1st XI v Becontree CC 31st August 1969

Bob Young
2nd XI v St Chad's CC 21st August 1971

Peter Cline

2nd XI v Rainham CC 16th July 1972

Bob Clarke
2nd XI v Royal College of Music CC 30th August 1976


Bob Garner

2nd XI v Conway CC 8th May 1977
(4 wickets in 4 balls)


Bob Garner

 2nd XI v Panalpina CC 6th June 1977
(4 wickets in 4 balls)


Richard Harvey

2nd XI v Little Thurrock CC 12th September 1981


John Lewis Snr

2nd XI v Tilbury CC 6th June 1982


Jim Robertson

  3rd XI v Benfleet CC 16th July 1983  


Andy Armit

2nd XI v Fords CC 30th July 1983


Mandrake Khan

2nd XI v Becontree CC 29th July 1985


Gary Plane

2nd XI v Bow Rovers CC 22nd June 1986


Cliff Cansdale

2nd XI v Pitsea CC 7th August 1993


Mathew Lewis Snr

2nd XI v Britannic Lodge CC 18th June 1994


Kevin Horsey

2nd XI v South Ockendon Hospital CC 21st August 1994


John Forrest

2nd XI v Clacton CC 11th June 1995


Jim Robertson

1st XI v Tillingham CC 24th August 1997


Jim Banner

Midweek XI v Eastwood CC 9th August 2001


Chris Baker

2nd XI v Ongar CC 22nd August 2009


Ricki Ellis

2nd XI v Woodford Green CC 12th June 2010


Ricki Ellis

1st XI v Old Brentwoods CC 19th June 2010


George Maidment

5th XI v Hainault & Clayhall CC 10th August 2013


Gary Sanderson

1st XI v Westcliff-on-Sea CC 21st June 2014


Gary Sanderson

2nd XI v Harlow CC 14th May 2016


Matthew Williams

2nd XI v Harlow CC 14th May 2016

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Hat Tricks in Youth Matches

Mark Davies
Under 15s v Essex Taverners CC 16th July 1975

Richard Loveridge
Under 13s v Eastwood CC 13th July 1986

Jagjit Johal
Under 13s v Wickford CC 23rd June 1996

Simon Lighten
Under 13B v Hornchurch Athletic CC 11th August 1996

Tony Cobb
Under 13s v Chelmsford CC 19th May 1997

Warren Keeble
Under 13A v Pegasus CC 21st August 1997

Mason Wren
Under 15s v Pegasus & Corringham CC 10th July 2003

Mason Wren
Under 15s v Pegasus & Corringham CC 25th May 2004

Owen Jefferies
Under 13s v Stanford-le-Hope CC 20th May 2008
(4 wickets in 4 balls)


Joe Dalton
Under 11s v Pegasus & Corringham CC 10th July 2011
(4 wickets in 4 balls)

Josh Reynolds
Under 13s v Rayleigh CC 19th May 2013

Oliver Plunkett
Under 11B v Horndon-on-the-Hill CC 22nd May 2015

Alex Winder
Under 11B v Benfleet CC 4th July 2015

Aiden Fourie
Under 12s v Dunmow CC 11th June 2017

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Hat Trick Club

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