Macquarie Hotel bowler Sam Dwyer takes hat-trick in 38-run win over Bonny Hills

One of a kind: Macquarie Hotel opening bowler Sam Dwyer claimed his first hat-trick with his fourth attempt this season.

One of a kind: Macquarie Hotel opening bowler Sam Dwyer claimed his first hat-trick with his fourth attempt this season.

MACQUARIE Hotel opening bowler Sam Dwyer’s hat-trick propelled his side into their first second grade grand final in more than 10 years.

Dwyer finished with career-best figures of 6-26 off seven overs as the Macca defeated last year’s premiers Bonny Hills by 38 runs.

It wasn’t looking good for Dwyer’s side who found itself 5-26 batting first before they recovered to a competitive 6-142.

In reply, Bonnies were 1-59 just before drinks when Dwyer ripped through the top and middle order leaving them reeling at 6-60.

He took two wickets in two balls before the break added to the pressure of completing his first hat-trick.

“It’s the first hat-trick I’ve ever taken so I was more than a little bit excited,” Dwyer said.

“It’s the fourth hat-trick I’ve been on this year and it’s been the first decent hat-trick ball I’ve bowled.”

Dwyer bowled full and straight for all three of the wickets included in the hat-trick, with two of them being adjudged LBW.

He admitted there might have been some luck involved in the second wicket.

“I thought it was a bump ball, but it was caught in close at short mid wicket, everyone went up and the umpire gave him out so I wasn’t going to complain.”

The sixth and final wicket of Dwyer’s haul was the most pleasing.

“Phil Crouch hit me for a six a couple of overs before and then hit a nice four down the ground and gave me a bit of a heckle,” he said.

“It took me a couple of overs but I got him caught so that was the one I enjoyed the most.”

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